May 2016

On the Cover

Educational interiors

Design for Today's Students

By Karen Dubrovsky

Educational interiors flex to meet new demands as students look for connectivity, mobility, interaction, comfort and collaboration.


classroom acoustics and audiovisual design

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Active Learning and Case Study Classrooms

By Jonah Sacks, Larry McIntyre

Evolving classroom styles drive acoustics and audiovisual design.

campus sports facilities

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Sports Facilities

Places to Play

By Peter Knowles, Steve Kelly

Administrators can use effective tools to keep their eye on the bottom line when they find themselves involved in designing new or undertaking improvements to existing campus sports facilities.

Health Sciences Teaching facilities

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Preparing Students for Health Care Careers

By Ellen Kollie

Here's a look at how Cleveland State University administrators envisioned and built a state-of-the-art center where all health care students work, study and collaborate to create a diverse workforce.

Building Controls

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Get Smart

By Amy Milshtein

Building systems are acting more and more like social media, getting smarter, driving energy savings and customer satisfaction. Are you #connected?

Special Section

Business Brief

College and University Websites: What Works

By Shannon O'Connor

Education Executive's Update

Protect Your Brand

By Edward Seaford

Fake admissions authorization websites, called "honeypots," pose a new and growing online threat to universities.

Education Executive's Update

Making the Most of Student Employees

By Mark Rowh

Student employees are an important part of the success of a college or university, and by providing employment you will be contributing to students' overall academic performance and professional success.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Stepping Stones

By Deborah P. Moore

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Performance-Based Solutions

By Mike Halligan

Consider safety when investigating performance-based facility design.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Green Guides

By Angie Brown

The University of Arizona streamlines information on opportunities for sustainability.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Mind the Gap

By Michael Dorn

Identify the difference between perceived and actual campus security

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Maintaining Our Standards

By Michael G. Steger

We must avoid the snowball effect of bending the rules in our daily operations.


UMass Amherst: McGuirk Alumni Stadium (Expansion)

Facility Focus (Sports, Fitness, Wellness Centers)

UMass Amherst: McGuirk Alumni Stadium (Expansion)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Athletic Performance Center

Facility Focus (Sports, Fitness, Wellness Centers)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Athletic Performance Center

University of Nebraska at Kearney: Wellness Center

Facility Focus (Sports, Fitness, Wellness Centers)

University of Nebraska at Kearney: Wellness Center


Entrance Flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Entrance Flooring, Great First Impressions

Sustainable Products

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Sustainable Products for Less


Ask the Expert: Custodial Equipment

Why should we use orbital scrubbers?

By Scott Keller

Hot Tips: Acoustics

Controlling Noise in Classrooms

By Sean Browne

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