Planning & Design

There are many factors that influence the design of effective and efficient learning environments.  Learn more about site selection and space planning; meeting the needs of urban, suburban and rural communities; historic preservation and adaptive reuse; accessibility, design guidelines, and more.

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  • Looking Forward
    trends at collegs and universities

    Trends In Education

    Life's one constant is change and College Planning & Management is here for it. From the expansion of big data to plant-forward dining options, schools are adapting with the times. Here's a look at what's happening now and into the future. Is your school ready for what's next? 07/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    campus landscape

    An Award-Winning Landscape

    Duke University has won awards for its campus landscape features and design. Careful planning and thoughtful implementation are just two keys to the university's success. 07/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    science lab

    Science on Display

    Creative design can solve the conflict between having an open research lab with natural light and views where passersby can see and be excited about the research being done and safeguarding sensitive or proprietary information. 07/01/2019

  • Trends

    View From the Industry

    Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments. 07/01/2019

  • community space

    Design for Community Spaces

    Today's community colleges are interested in placemaking, in creating campuses where students learn, linger, and interact. With an eye to design, here are three examples of community colleges stepping up their interior spaces to improve the student experience. 11/01/2018

  • Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten

    10/01/2018
  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Outside Ideas for Urban Campuses

    09/01/2018
  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Building Closer Town-and-Gown Ties

    07/01/2018
  • Recycled Facilities

    06/01/2018
  • Spaces for Learning

    05/01/2018

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  • curb appeal matters

    [INFOGRAPHIC] Why Curb Appeal Matters

    Attractive and functional facilities not only help schools achieve their enrollment goals but also impact their standing in the surrounding community. Curb appeal matters.

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