Higher Education

Designing for the T-Shaped Student

The higher education marketplace is undergoing an exceptional transformation driven by economic and demographic shifts, new technology, and changing approaches to research, teaching, and interdisciplinary learning. At SmithGroupJJR, we are your partners for the next generation of higher education. Our forward-looking innovators are developing new planning and assessment tools, and applying new design approaches and solutions that enhance institutional identity while meeting the shifting demands of teaching, researching, recruiting, enrolling, and funding.

We’ve been aligning ourselves with the key issues institutions are facing for a long time. Since designing the University of Michigan’s first chemistry building in 1882, we’ve worked with over (400) universities and colleges nationally and internationally. From Ivy League schools to local community colleges,