Bridging Architecture & Psychology in the Learning Environment
This project examined the impact of spatial and other environmental features on emotion and cognition. There were two components to the project: an installation on the Carnegie Mellon University campus and a survey of 36 students. The goal for the installation was to create a momentary experience that instilled an awareness of one’s self in the space, both physically and mentally. The survey focused on the role of communal spaces and lounges in the learning experience: how the aesthetics of the space have the potential to increase relaxation and productivity and minimize stress and anxiety.