• Supercharging the Virtual Workforce: Distance Learning and the Future Workforce

  • Education

  • AEC Global Teamwork
  • 28th Annual Kick-off Event January, 2021

  • 15th Swinerton & ARGreenConsulting Sustainability Challenge
  • 12th DPR IPD Challenge
  • 3rd BUROHAPPOLD Technology Challenge

  • AEC Global Teamwork Interview - Demonstrate Building Modeling Proficiency
  • Stanford Report AEC Global Teamwork - Story of Cutting Edge Learning Journey

  • Research

  • ACE-VR: Accelerating Engagement and Creativity in Global Teamwork through VR-Augmented Collaboration
  • Sensor Fusion and Big Data Analytics
  • Space-Mate: Occupant-Workspace Cooperative Sustainable Performance

  • UNCODE: Uncovering Cognitive Demands of Global Learners
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    The PBL Lab is the home of a unique, innovative, integrated research and curriculum development effort launched in 1993 in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

    The PBL Lab's Goal is to be world leaders in Global Teamwork together with our partners.


    Our mission is to educate the next generation workforce by engaging graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and industry practitioners in multi-disciplinary, collaborative, geographically distributed PBL activities. PBL is a process of teaching and learning that focuses on problem based, project centered activities that produce a product for a client. PBL will be based on re-engineering processes that bring people from multiple disciplines together.

    Our R&D objectives are to continuously develop, implement, test, deploy, and assess radically new and innovative

    that support collaborative, cross-disciplinary, geographically distributed teamwork and learning.