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The William and Ida Friday Institute

Raleigh, North Carolina

In designing a home for The William and Ida Friday Institute, a high-tech research and outreach facility at North Carolina State University’s College of Education, Gensler created a space that embraces the Institute’s mission: “Educate, Innovate and Inspire,” advancing education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership. Work at the 33,000-square-foot facility is organized into five “collaboratories” that allow faculty members, students, educators and scientists to work together in interdisciplinary teams. A dimensional tribute wall allows visitors to not only delve into the Institute’s mission, history and founders but to experience innovation firsthand and draw inspiration from it.