Building innovative and state-of-the-art learning spaces

What does learning look like? Innovative practices across K–12 and higher education ask students to spend class time brainstorming problems in the world around them, developing solutions, conducting research, and creating with digital, traditional, and scientific tools. This shift to active and hands-on learning requires state-of-the-art facilities. Penn GSE is embarking upon a building expansion that will keep the School—and the future educators and leaders we produce—at the forefront of a new era in education.

Our internationally regarded faculty will guide the design of twenty-first-century learning spaces that are both flexible and technologically advanced to accommodate a range of forward-thinking teaching and learning approaches. By strategically expanding the School’s central building at 3700 Walnut Street, merging it with nearby Stiteler Hall, and adding a two-story building with a makerspace, innovation studio, and multimedia lab, we will bring the majority of our programs and people into one campus location.

The result will be a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary hub for Penn GSE’s nearly 1,400 students. Within it, future educators, leaders, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, and others will learn side by side as they prepare to transform lives through education.

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A modern, state-of-the-art facility with large glass doors and windows overlooks an outdoor area with trees, round tables, and several students.

The Campaign for Penn GSE: Facilities and Technology

Generous gifts are adding momentum to Penn GSE’s state-of-the-art building expansion, the School’s first building project in more than half a century.

Rendering of overall look of the capital building expansion for Penn GSE

A Landmark of Twenty-First Century Learning: Penn GSE Plans State-of-the-Art Home for Education on Campus

An international leader in education research and practice, Penn GSE is embarking upon a building expansion to keep the School at the forefront of a new era in education.