Planning and Design


parking structure restoration

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Fix It Or Forget It?

Whenever possible, renovation is the sustainable option.

auditorium upgrade

An Upgrade at Virginia Tech

Indiana University historic building

Altogether Now

A landmark building on the campus of Indiana University has been reconfigured to house 21st-century media learning.

Lighting design for educational facilities

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Ideas

Lighting design for educational facilities can impact student achievement. A careful balance of natural and artificial lighting is optimal for spaces where learning takes place.

capital projects

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Seeking Approval

Communicating effectively with your board or local authorities is a vital aspect of getting a capital project green-lighted and completed on schedule.

Johnson & Wales University Denver: Centennial Hall

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Johnson & Wales University Denver: Centennial Hall

Drexel University: Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Drexel University: Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Smith College: Cutter and Ziskind Houses

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Smith College: Cutter and Ziskind Houses



Washington College of Law complex

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Building a New Tradition

American University's new Washington College of Law complex consists of a dramatic collection of spaces centered on a great atrium that unifies a series of interconnected buildings.

learning styles

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bring Back the Agora!

Encouraging the exchange of knowledge in informal as well as formal gathering places is redefining and shaping the physical spaces in which teachers teach and students learn.

living-learning laboratory

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Common Ground

Campus landscapes can have an integrated role in education and research. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a living-learning laboratory -- The Lakeshore Nature Preserve — has successfully evolved in partnership with the greater campus community.

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Redefining Collaborative Learning Spaces

The impact of media and technology on learning spaces continues to evolve. In St. Louis, these cutting-edge spaces are fostering creativity and learning.

student-centered spaces

Education Interiors

Student Affairs

Skillfully designing and furnishing student-centered spaces, such as living-learning residence halls, student unions and common areas, can encourage positive and productive interaction.

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

Facility Focus (ADA and Special Accommodation Spaces)

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign: Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

How Long Will This Last?

A life-cycle cost analysis is an important tool when acquiring, owning, operating and disposing of buildings and systems on a campus.

Does your institution have a deferred maintenance backlog?




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