NEXT Competition (The Hub)
4th Year, 2019 Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition Finalist
Professor of Practice Michelle Wempe
Washington, D.C. is a global hub founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Deemed the capital of the free world, D.C. fosters and elevates these founding principles and emulates a social, political, and cultural power hub on the national and international levels. The NEXT Hub is a place where people congregate to discuss important issues, establish goals, and work together to create something greater than themselves, to give the users the freedom to select, use, and adapt the environment to assist them in the pursuit of their individual and collaborative goals.
Eudaimonia is the pinnacle state of being for human flourishing. Continuously pursuing well-being and happiness through consideration of self-development. Eudaimonia is supported by having freedom, resources, and environments to assist in this life long growth at every stage. The NEXT Hub is a place that allows members of the community the freedom and resources to come and learn new things, challenge themselves, network with others, and achieve their goals through the various milestones of life.