Lobbies have designated spaces, places to take shelter and temporarily rest, maps and interactive schedules, open spaces to freely move. Lobbies are where lots of people have to get things done and plan their own lives among large groups of other people they don't always know well. This is just like the classroom we teach in. Most people are carrying their belongings. The tables are small and tall for people to stand and place small objects on. Most are holding their materials in a tote. Most comfy quiet seating is in the outlying space. There is a computer station for people who need to work on things. In the center of the space is nothing. It's walking, chatting, discussing space. If our classroom was organized like a hotel lobby with less desks we might have more serene spaces.