Planning and Design


The Planning and Design of Workforce Development Centers

Colleges and universities across the U.S. are creating workforce development centers to educate and train a new workforce. Programs frequently fall into two categories: industry-specific skilled trades training and automotive engineering training.

Spotlight on Community Colleges―Training the Next-Gen Workforce

Educating more than 12 million students each year, community colleges play a critical role in expanding post-secondary education opportunities. CP&M recently spoke with Richard Miller, FAIA, LEED-AP, BD+C, national higher education practice leader at Hoefer Wysocki, to learn more about the role of community colleges in training an employment-ready workforce.

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Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten

What higher education can learn from kindergarten classroom design.

Ask the Expert (Classroom Furniture)

What is 'active learning?'

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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.

residence hall at Framingham State University

Designing for Sustainability: The Case for Early Intervention

This call to action explores the missed/lost opportunity when sustainability planning for higher ed projects begins too late in the game.

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.



Designing Medical Education Spaces for Interprofessional Learning

adaptive reuse

Recycled Facilities

Creative adaptive reuse and retrofit projects are resulting in unique spaces for student living and learning.

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Spaces for Learning

The evolution of academic spaces on campus continues to transform interiors into areas that are interactive, tech-enabled, and adaptable to a variety of uses for collaborative engagement.

Rainscreen Systems: Keeping Your Buildings Dry

Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

Make it Right

If an emergency occurs, we need a comprehensive plan that includes everyone.

new classroom spaces

The New Class

The bionic classroom is here. Packed with technology, reconfigurable on a moment's notice and ready to foster innovation, these spaces help forward-thinking instructors educate next-generation students. College Planning & Management profiles five new spaces that push the edges.

Does your college/university have a campus food bank/pantry available for food-insecure students?



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