Learning space design, approached from a holistic perspective, takes into account the spectrum of learning activities and the variety of environments necessary for students to optimize their academic experience. The development of informal student spaces supports formal pedagogical approaches and environments. These unique spaces provide students with a range of options to engage in individual study as well as group collaboration.
Well-designed spaces allow students to engage in a richer educational experience. This paper presents a review of literature and case studies of the importance of informal learning environments in higher education.