CP&M Article Archive

College Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains or operates colleges and universities nationwide. Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance, recruit & retain and the campus scene. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Who's Next?

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

Let's Talk Dirt

It is important to determine what is in the ground underneath your buildings.

clean campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Getting Clean

Are the buildings on your campus clean enough? We asked the professionals how clean buildings should be—and how to get them that clean.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Smart Cards Get Smarter

Card technology is evolving. Are you staying current?

Women in the STEM Workforce

Ask the Expert (Classroom Furniture)

What is 'active learning?'

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Performance

Improving overall campus functionality involves a well-developed master plan.

Building Envelope

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At First Sight

Diverse, innovative materials are available for the building envelope, adding impactful visual interest as well as energy efficiency to campus facilities.



campus outdoor space

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Outside Ideas for Urban Campuses

Urban-based institutions are often limited in the size of their campus footprint. Initiatives and installations at these urban campuses are optimizing outdoor spaces to maximize wayfinding, safety, and aesthetics.

campus sports and recreation buildings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Embracing a New Vision for Sports, Fitness, and Wellness

Traditionally seen as venues for sporting events, workouts, and team practices, campus sports and recreation buildings are taking on an exciting new mission.

Drexel University

Facility Focus (Specialty Spaces)

Drexel University: College of Engineering Innovation Studio

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Stationary Energy Storage Systems

A look at the safety concerns of renewable energy storage.

Ask the Expert (Campus ID Cards)

How can campus ID cards serve Gen Z students?

Hot Tips (HVAC Efficiency)

Using VRF Systems to Solve HVAC Challenges

environmental design

The Safe and Secure Campus

Safe By Design: Can attention to environmental design lead to a safer campus?

When the conversation moves from how to secure buildings and expands to securing entire campuses, attention to environmental design can help with answers.

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