Planning and Design


The Federal Laws of Helping Paws

A primer on postsecondary educational institutions’ accommodation of service animals.

campus library

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Designing Today's Academic Libraries

No facility has so rapidly evolved in purpose in recent years than the campus library. Here's a look at the role light, color and design have on these changing spaces.

Higher Ed new construction

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Right Stuff

Many variables go into choosing materials and systems for your new buildings. How do facility managers find the right balance?

Sustainable Campus Master Planning Concepts for Higher Education

Architects can help leverage sustainable master planning skills and guide colleges and universities toward more energy and cost efficient campus operation.

green flooring material

Facilities (Campus Spaces

Friendly Flooring

When selecting flooring materials and designs for new or renovation projects, don't forget to factor in ADA compliance in order to assurance safety and accessibility for all.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Recalibrate, Retune, Rebalance

An update to Rowan Hall's HVAC controls improves system performance.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Performance-Based Solutions

Consider safety when investigating performance-based facility design.

Educational interiors

Design for Today's Students

Educational interiors flex to meet new demands as students look for connectivity, mobility, interaction, comfort and collaboration.



parking structure restoration

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Fix It Or Forget It?

Whenever possible, renovation is the sustainable option.

Indiana University historic building

Altogether Now

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

auditorium upgrade

An Upgrade at Virginia Tech

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.

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.

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.

Smith College: Cutter and Ziskind Houses

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Smith College: Cutter and Ziskind Houses

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