green purchasing

Green Purchasing

Are We Green Yet?

The concept of green procurement has been around for nearly two decades. Are colleges and universities on board?


Technology (Innovations for Education)

Parking Goes Hi-Tech

Technology is transforming parking, adding cost-saving efficiencies and sustainability to a campus necessity.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

UW-Milwaukee’s Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Paths of Glory

UW-Milwaukee's Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex illuminates the route from science building to social hub.

unlocking value on campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Capitalizing on College Spaces and Places

From loading docks to libraries, evaluating space and leveraging resources is essential to good planning — and to unlocking value on campus.

BU Castle

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Transforming BU Castle

From a heritage building to daily-use venue for alumni, faculty and students, an iconic mansion undergoes historic restoration for new life as an alumni center.

fire security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Technology Enhances Fire Security

Today's integrated fire detection, alarm and sprinkler systems are being designed into facilities as an integral part of improved occupant safety.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

Take a look at the next big thing in college and university classroom design: walls you can write on and push around.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Off the Grid

Microgrids offer college campuses energy independence, resiliency and lower power bills. Are you ready to take your school off the grid?

Maintenance Repairs

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

Available technology options can be used to improve campus infrastructure maintenance and repair.

Active Shooter Training

The Safe and Secure Campus

Training for The Unthinkable

Does your options-based active shooter training approach meet standards of care?

Drones on campus

The Safe and Secure Campus

An Eye In the Sky

The capabilities of and uses for drones are growing at a rapid pace. How can they be used for campus safety...and should they?

public-private partnerships

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Why Your Next Collaboration May Be a P3

Here are two examples of public-private partnerships that suggest it might be the best approach if you’re ready to add or replace campus housing.


Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Trouble in Paradise: When Outsourcing Doesn't Work as Planned

What are your options when outsourcing doesn't work as planned or intended?

Designing the interiors of performing and visual arts

Breaking with Tradition

"Traditional" campus spaces — such as performing and visual arts spaces and libraries — are undergoing transformational design updates, evolving into multifunctional, technology-rich, vibrant spaces.

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