A Vision for the Future

The momentum for change in higher education has accelerated even more dramatically in a new normal brought on by a global pandemic. Higher education institutions must adapt while continuing to meet the needs of a diverse population, empowering people to learn and work to their full potential. We all need opportunities for socialization—and active learning environments are here to stay. Students still place value on traditional classroom settings as they consider a post-COVID-19 world. For now, learning spaces will need to foster confidence in people that their well-being is protected. Individual and collaborative areas will require mobile elements that offer variety, choice, and user control. Leveraging virtual learning and connection is even more critical to keep students, faculty, and staff engaged.

Environments where people learn, work, play, and restore must accommodate a broad range of demographics and workstyles, allowing people to excel to their full potential. Through the breadth of our portfolio, Haworth helps you balance the needs of people and space to nurture culture and strengthen the brand your institution is renowned for—in a campus that reflects this distinction.

Supporting Students, Staff, and Community

Students need fluid solutions that allow for externalizing ideas in global learning environments. Faculty require spaces to focus, research, collaborate, and engage with students through both physical and virtual interaction. Relations with alumni, family, and donors are crucial to sustaining operations and the encompassing community. Intentional partnerships with mutually beneficial opportunities prepare the workforce of the future to contribute to the success of their employers.

We are here to support your organization in all aspects of daily life—helping people learn, work, play, and restore. When you offer students, staff, and community variety and choice, they stay focused on their purpose—why they are on campus.  

Organic Workspaces for Dynamic Environments

We have a process and a perspective for understanding the higher education environment and how people use it. It’s called Organic Workspace. Leveraging our global knowledge, unique design point of view, and product and space expertise, we combine our collective ideas to create spaces that meet your evolving needs. Now it’s even more critical to remain competitive and innovative. Our portfolio of solutions makes it easy to adapt to change in a COVID-19 world so you can increase the speed of facility transition while maximizing your investment. We’ll help you maintain a high caliber of face-to-face teaching, lab-based research, and residential life for leaders of the future.