Planning and Design


Designed to Dine

Student dining facilities are changing—and university officials need to be flexible and prepared.

Rosen Concert Hall at the Hayes School of Music

Performing Arts Facilities Planning: a Program-Based Approach

Real-world installations illustrate how an in-depth review of existing performing arts curricula and facilities can be of benefit when considering how best to upgrade existing spaces versus when to build new facilities.

Stormwater Management

An Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

Addressing stormwater controls early in facilities design and incorporating multiple solutions can yield cost savings and long-term benefits to a campus and its neighbors.

university of illinois

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Chemistry Annex

military school at west point

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

U.S. Military Academy at West Point: Pershing Barracks

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.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Implementation

An update on how the planning has come into being on the BGSU campus.

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.



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.

classroom design

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?'

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.

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.

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