• When 21st Century Technologies Meet the Oldest Engineering Discipline

  • Education

  • AEC Global Teamwork
  • 31st Annual Kick-off Event January 11th 2024

  • 18th Swinerton & AR Green Consulting Sustainability Challenge
  • 15th DPR IPD Challenge
  • 6th Technology Challenge

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

  • Research

  • E2E: End-to-End Virtual Design-Engineering-Manufacturing-Construction
  • 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.