Southern New Hampshire University – Sandbox ColLABorative

Location: Manchester, NH
Client:  Southern New Hampshire
Architect:  Perry Dean Rogers

Project Description:

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a leading institution in online education, offering more than 200 online degrees and certificates at an affordable cost. To further develop cutting-edge educational practices, SNHU started the Sandbox ColLABorative as an in-house consultancy and “academic” research and development trends focused on innovation and emerging trends in education and the marketplace.

The Sandbox ColLABorative will examine and test new strategies and innovations for improving teaching methods or streamlining processes. The ColLABorative will also serve  external needs for finding and developing untapped markets and audiences for cutting-edge education.

The Sandbox is also the physical space featuring:

  • Presentation space with stadium-style seating with full or split-screen projects and whiteboard
  • Caves with projectors and floor-to-ceiling whiteboard walls for brainstorming and creative sessions for 1-6 people
  • Restaurant-style booths perfect for group huddles and more intimate conversations
  • Kitchen with communal table accommodating up to 20 people
  • Couches for lounging and conversation with colleagues which are ideal for up to 12 people
  • Conference room with 3 whiteboard walls for the ultimate in collaboration and privacy


  • Program Development
  • System Design and Documentation
  • Architectural / Engineering Design Support


  • Audiovisual
  • IT Infrastructure


  • Open and flexible spaces designed to encourage collaboration and interaction
  • Place to ideate, research, develop, analyze, and test ideas

Find out more about The Sandbox ColLABorative.