Duke University Perkins Library

The Link Teaching and Learning Center
Duke University Perkins Library Flexible Learning Center


The renovation of the Perkins Library was an opportunity for Duke University to add a technology-rich Teaching and Learning Center to the building in order to reach its pedagogical goals focused on experimentation and diverse styles.  Known as “The Link”, this new facility houses six experimental classrooms, four seminar rooms and eleven group study rooms coupled with less formal spaces that encourage collaboration, individual work and kiosk style computing. The Link is an expansive and flexible campus facility offering innovative spatial and technological approaches to teaching and learning.

Designed to enable the optimum learning experience whether face to face, one on one or in small groups, the University has made a commitment to flexible learning environments heavily supported by technology.

Visit The Link website to learn more about the facility and how it is used.

Duke University Link Open Computing Space


  • Enables experimental pedagogical styles
  • Provides highly flexible learning environments for formal and informal learning
  • Technology enables successful learning styles, in addition to teaching styles, and is highly accessible
  • Informs the technology upgrades for the rest of the campus
Duke University Link Video Wall


  • Program Development for the Link
  • Architectural Design Support
  • System Design and Documentation
  • Implementation Oversight 
Duke University Link Study Room


  • Automated classroom video capture
  • Distance Learning
  • Student work group video capture
  • Video production and editing
  • Audiovisual Presentation
  • High Resolution Digital Video Distribution
  • Videoconferencing
  • Client: Duke University
  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Project Type: Education
  • Facility: Teaching and Learning Center
  • Architect: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott