Market Focus

Education

For over 80 years, we've worked with education organizations around the world to develop interior spaces that inspire, evolve and endure. We understand the complexities of planning for inevitable change on campus and the critical need for multipurpose furnishings that can adapt over time.

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Space Matters.

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.

We Help Schools:
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Create adaptable, enduring environments that inspire a sense of inclusion & community.

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Attract and retain top students and leading faculty through a holistic & sustainable approach.

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Convey school brand image through furniture & finish selection.

Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Campus
PLANNING SPOTLIGHT

Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Campus

Knoll helps schools design spaces that reflect their learning and teaching objectives. We understand that every campus is different. Whatever your approach, our product solutions can help create a spaces that helps teachers, students and administrators feel safe and remain healthy.

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Learning Spaces

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.

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Knoll Education Learning Spaces

Community Spaces

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.

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Knoll Education Community Spaces
Knoll Education Community Spaces

Faculty Spaces

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.

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Knoll Education Learning Spaces
Knoll Education Learning Spaces
Knoll Education Learning Spaces
Knoll Education Learning Spaces
Knoll Education Learning Spaces
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Education Downloads and Documents

Education Downloads and Documents

Education Webcasts

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Featured Education Research

  • Reimagining the Academic Work Environment

    Research September 30, 2021

    The pandemic accelerated a shift away from traditional campus work models and toward new planning paradigms that offer greater flexibility, agility and efficiency.

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  • k. talks

    Research May 24, 2021

    Join us for a virtual weekly series about the changing dynamics of work today.

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  • Hybrid Work Series: Flexible Workspaces in Higher Education Settings

    Research May 20, 2021

    There may have been no other setting that was more fundamentally impacted by Covid than college campuses—primarily because not only are they a center of learning, but also a residence to countless students and a workplace for large numbers of staff and professionals.

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  • The Case for a Thriving Workplace

    Research April 28, 2021

    The Covid-19 pandemic upended work and brought unprecedented changes to the world when, seemingly at a moment’s notice, daily life went into lockdown and workers across the globe were sent home to work.

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  • Hybrid Work Series: Navigating Remote Work

    Research April 21, 2021

    Remote work is not a new concept. But nonetheless, when the majority of the country moved to remote work within a matter days in March of 2020, the ground beneath the feet of the traditional in-office employee—and the occasional remote worker— shifted dramatically.

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  • The Thriving Workplace

    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.

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  • Tips for Learning from Home Success

    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.

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  • Evolving Design of Faculty Offices

    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.

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  • Limitless Learning

    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 Paper

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Featured Education Project Profiles

  • Rose State College

    Project Profile August 19, 2021

    In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Rose State College of Midwest City, Oklahoma scheduled the construction of a 48,000 square foot building to replace the original student union.

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  • Tulane University Commons

    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.

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  • Mount Si High School

    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.

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  • Emory University Student Center

    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.

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  • Hill College House: University of Pennsylvania

    Project Profile October 23, 2019

    University of Pennsylvania adapts Saarinen's Hill College House for contemporary campus life and work.

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  • Brown University: Engineering Research Center

    Project Profile February 07, 2019

    Collaboration and transparency set the tone at Engineering Research Center at Brown University.

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Selected Education Photography

Learning Spaces

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Community Spaces Photography

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