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Animated Refresh
The Animation Lab at Fairleigh Dickinson University occupied a space that belied its purpose . The 1960s-era building was practical , serving generations of students who have gone on to successful careers . But it didn ’ t reflect how students were learning to blend revolutionary technology to achieve their creative visions .
To refresh the space , campus leaders turned to NK Architects , who envisioned a multi-functional , open space that inspired creativity and fostered collaboration among students . We spoke with Heidi Fichtenbaum of Fairleigh Dickinson University , and Elizabeth Burke of NK Architects to learn more about the project .
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