Planning and Design


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.

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.



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.

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.

Drexel University: Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Drexel University: Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Johnson & Wales University Denver: Centennial Hall

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

Johnson & Wales University Denver: Centennial Hall

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.

Will funding formulas that incentivize college courses linked to industry demands harm liberal arts-related fields of study?


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