Upcoming LSC Meetings

LSC events and activities are grounded in the LSC goal to shape an emerging national community of practice: one that recognizes its responsibility to work toward a common language about learners and learning as a critical step in shaping 21st century learning spaces that serve 21st century learners.

The LSC involves a diverse cadre of stakeholders. LSC events and activities are designed by and intended for this diverse community of academic administrators, faculty in all disciplines, architects and other design professionals, representatives of national educational and professional societies.

Friday, November 3, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM 


  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal—Learning Spaces Collaboratory


  • ​Pamela Scott-Johnson, Dean College of Natural and Social Sciences—California State University Los Angeles 
  • Representatives of LSC Collaborating Partners (TBA)

​What questions should one ask when contemplating the physical environment for learning?  How does a campus community and/or those responsible for a particular learning space reach consensus on questions that reflect the context and their collective vision of what they want their learners to become?  Is there a process of questioning that links attention to spaces to broader institutional initiatives? These are questions emerging as academics and architects today plan learning spaces for tomorrow. Session facilitators will introduce a pilot approach for integrating attention spaces for learning into ongoing institutional planning. It reflects lessons learned from Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) roundtables (2015 – 2017) about the iterative planning process of addressing these questions: What do we want our learners to become? What keeps me up at night when thinking about learning and learning spaces? What is the most audacious question that should be driving our planning? Why is it audacious, in our culture and context? When should this question be addressed in the process of planning? Following remarks by facilitators, table groups will prepare a collective response to those questions, using the LSC Blueprint for Spaces for Learning (now under construction). The workshop will end with a poster session and open discussion.  


2017 Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence
November 2, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102