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Gensler Design Exchange

The Gensler Design Exchange creates a dialogue between design experts, creative trendsetters, and thought leaders to discuss how we shape the future of cities.

Feb 28, 2019

Lynn University first opened its doors to students in Boca Raton, Fla., over 50 years ago. But before it became what it is today, it was first a private all-women’s school in what was once a sleepy South Florida town. Today, the campus is a vibrant and trailblazing educational institution in a fast-growing urban center. 

The university has been consecutively named among the most innovative and international colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report and recognized three times as an Apple Distinguished School for its iPad initiative, one of the most extensive tablet-based learning efforts in the country. It was also named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle for Higher Education and recognized on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Its success is due largely to its leadership’s nimble nature, emphasis on community engagement, and research to explore what’s next. 

In recent years, Lynn partnered with Gensler for its Lynn 2020 and 2025 and beyond campus plans. The plans included the construction of new modern, sustainable buildings, like the Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall and the Christine E. Lynn University Center, and a reorientation of the campus to make it more interconnected and pedestrian-friendly. On today’s episode of the Gensler Design Exchange podcast, Gensler Design Director Brian Watson speaks with Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross. Together, they discuss everything from the intricacies of campus master planning to what’s next with the emerging Gen Z student class.

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