Shirley Dugdale, AIA
Shirley Dugdale, Principal of Dugdale Strategy LLC, leads all engagements and is nationally recognized for her expertise in learning environments and library planning.
Throughout her career Shirley has been interested in planning that stimulates transformation and in building types that are subject to rapid technological change. While working with libraries and institutions rethinking their services, pedagogy and organizations, she has helped many to envision how space can support strategic change. Prior to starting the practice in 2012, she was a Director of DEGW North America and led their Learning Environments practice for thirteen years, doing many strategic planning and programming projects in higher education and collaborating within DEGW’s international community of practice.
She developed her Learning Landscape approach in 2001 to inform the planning of learning spaces in libraries as a response to the wider campus context and increasing mobility. Since then she has continued to seek out initiatives that will help influence our next generation of innovative buildings.
Learning Space Rating System, co-creator with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since its inception in 2010
Learning Space Collaboratory, Advisory Committee member, LSC Assessment Initiative Leadership Task Force member
FLEX space (Flexible Learning Environments Exchange) Research & Evaluation Working Group member
American Institute of Architects
Society of College & University Planners
American Library Association
Association of College & Research Libraries
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
Learning Spaces Collaboratory
Master of Architecture,
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Arts