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.


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

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Performance

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

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.

Ask the Expert (Campus ID Cards)

How can campus ID cards serve Gen Z students?

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.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Stationary Energy Storage Systems

A look at the safety concerns of renewable energy storage.

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.

University of Texas at Dallas

Facility Focus (Specialty Spaces)

The University of Texas at Dallas: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

An Energy Partnership

Colorado School of Mines challenges students with energy awareness.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Welcome Back

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Metal Detectors in the Campus Setting

Supportive strategies are essential for successful entry-point screening.

facilities and landscaping

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Building Closer Town-and-Gown Ties

Unprecedented pressure heightens the importance of effective interaction between colleges and the cities they inhabit.

Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

College Student Safety Law

An update on "special relationships" and shared responsibility.

Has your college/university had problems with fraternity/sorority hazing on your campus?


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