New organizational structures and alternative learning styles are shaping the next generation of campus planning. Knoll helps creates adaptable contemporary spaces to support this transformation. Through our research, thoughtful design and experience, we support diverse workstyles, accommodate rapidly changing technologies and promote community. Leveraging our constellation of sustainably designed products, we can help plan for the future of the campus.
Our commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings to help universities and colleges meet their strategic goals including creating effective learning spaces, growing enrollments, conveying the proper brand image and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Simple and sustainable, our products are certified for healthy interior environments, and can contribute to LEED certification.
Create adaptable, enduring environments that inspire a sense of inclusion & community.
Attract and retain top students and leading faculty through a holistic & sustainable approach.
Convey school brand image through furniture & finish selection.
To create effective and efficient learning environments, you need adaptable, durable furniture that can flex to the task at hand. From lecture halls to active learning classrooms, Knoll furnishings help create dynamic learning environments that enhance the student’s academic experience.
A thriving university or college campus requires spaces that can attract and retain students, convey the proper brand image, foster community interaction and cultivate alumni support. Knoll offers a wide variety of furnishings that can not only help create beautiful common spaces but are also durable, adaptable, enduring and sustainable. Our furniture is a flexible platform for ever changing technology – we can support needs today and tomorrow.
Universities and colleges demand a variety of enclosed and open plan solutions that support diverse individual work styles and provide multiple opportunities for collaborative work and group activities. Our high-performance products are designed to effectively support various work modes – individual, focused work; shared work centering on the exchange of ideas or team work that depends on the collective wisdom of the group.
Research March 29, 2021
Join us for a virtual weekly series about the changing dynamics of work today.READ MORE
Research March 15, 2021
2020 brought changes to the world that nobody could have envisioned even a year ago. The global Covid-19 pandemic upended daily life with lockdowns and a global recession looming large, the groundswell of activism around racial and social justice, and the continuing meltdown of the environment.READ MORE
Research October 20, 2020
What began as a “quick pivot” during the spring of 2020 has evolved into a longer-term trend. In fact, today’s U.S. education structure might be best described as hybrid. It varies community-by-community, with some schools back in the classroom; others online only; and many using a combination of rotating in-person and virtual learning.READ MORE
Research August 13, 2020
By adapting and connecting their separate offerings, organizations and operations, colleges and universities can prepare for a changing future.READ MORE
Research May 21, 2020
While COVID-19 has forced a reimagining of how and where we work, in the case of higher education, the pandemic accelerated trends that were already underway, according to Elliot Felix, founder and CEO of brightspot Strategy, a higher ed strategy firm focused on improving the student, faculty and staff experience.READ MORE
Research March 17, 2020
Knoll convened a Higher Education Summit in Chicago in October 2019 with thought leaders in higher education design from across the country.READ MORE
Research October 29, 2018
The rapidly expanding public research university in San Marcos, Texas, is the academic home to nearly 40,000 students from around the world. The University continues its commitment toward expanding active learning environments to serve this growing student population.READ MORE
Research September 27, 2013
Knoll conducted a study among several American universities to determine the most flexible and efficient means of planning and furnishing the traditional faculty private office with today's needs in mind. The findings are now being used as the basis for new forward-thinking designs to help colleges and universities plan more flexible and efficient office spaces.READ MORE
Research May 23, 2013
This paper takes a closer look at the environmental transformations underway in higher education. A peek into the buildings reveals a very different picture than that of a decade or two ago. What is so different? And more specifically, how does this affect the planning function? | White PaperREAD MORE
Project Profile June 03, 2020
Tulane University’s Commons project, a celebrated 77,000 square-foot space in the heart of the University’s Uptown campus, required furniture that could seamlessly complement the building’s architecture, while also providing unique design interest.READ MORE
Project Profile March 04, 2020
Located in Washington State between Rattlesnake Ridge and the Snoqualmie River floodway, Mount Si High School opened Phase 1 of the new school in 2019.READ MORE
Project Profile January 02, 2020
Emory University favors a heavily mixed planning solution to create an immersive experience that enables faculty and students to do more together.READ MORE
Project Profile October 23, 2019
University of Pennsylvania adapts Saarinen's Hill College House for contemporary campus life and work.READ MORE
Project Profile February 07, 2019
Collaboration and transparency set the tone at Engineering Research Center at Brown University.READ MORE
Project Profile April 23, 2018
Increasing the capacity of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, the new David and Joan Traitel Building embraces natural veneers.READ MORE