About the Project:

Creighton University – Heider College of Business

Creighton’s Heider College of Business has worked hard over the past several years to continuously enhance the quality of their educational product, with special attention to adding real-world skills to drive value to employers. This has led to significant growth in their enrollments over the past five-to-six years. At the same time, they have consistently added exceptional faculty in order to make the enrollment growth sustainable while maintaining a low student-to-professor ratio.

The project needed to provide the college with more spaces – office space for members of its growing faculty, classroom space for new courses and additional sections of existing courses, and collaboration and study space for the large number of business students it now educates.

What Our Client Said

It was truly a pleasure to collaborate with the workplace consultants at SBI. They helped us see beyond traditional models and to envision what the classroom of the future might look like. In higher education, it’s common to become narrowly focused on updating the A/V elements as the pathway to modernization. But the furniture pieces and accessories that we landed on truly create a classroom that not only looks great, but helps us see new opportunities for pedagogy and community-building.

An important goal for us in our renovation was to create dynamic learning environments that provide faculty members with flexibility to meet student learning and pedagogical goals. With our new classroom furniture and accessories, faculty members can modify the room’s layout on the fly—between classes, or even in the middle of class. We are no longer restricted by fixed and lifeless classroom furniture. We’re so pleased that our partners at SBI helped us see these possibilities. – Matt Seevers, Ph. D. – Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Professor of Marketing, Heider College of Business, Creighton University.