September 2017 College Planning & Management

September 2017


Performaning Arts Center

Designed for Performance

By Meng Howe Lim

A new upstate New York arts center is fostering student and faculty collaboration among disciplines and raising achievement.

Student Center

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Gathering Spot

By Scott Berman

Student centers are often the heart of the campus community. They play a major role in student life, recruitment and retention, town/gown relationships, alumni support and more. The first impression they make should be a welcoming one.

Building Information Modeling

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Benefits of BIM

By Christopher Alt

Harnessing novel Building Information Modeling methods for better campuses and facilities.

study hallway

Designing for Student Engagement

By Brandon Barrett

Architects are changing the way they design spaces to better match the way students learn.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Green Place to Stay

By Jim Curtin

The Hotel at Oberlin stands to deliver support to Oberlin College's role as an epicenter of environmental awareness.

Internet of Things

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Internet of Things is Coming

By Amy Milshtein

In fact, it's already here. From building controls to wearable devices almost anything can — and will — be connected to the cloud. Is your campus ready?


Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Violence Attack Methodologies

By Michael Dorn

Adopt an all-hazards approach to preparation for a variety of attacks.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

A Tree-Friendly Campus

By M. Chase York

UT Dallas is transforming its grounds by caring for its trees.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

High-Rise Fire Safety

By Mike Halligan

Stay on top of life- and fire-safety concerns for high-rise structures.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Succession Planning

By Bruce A. Meyer

Succession planning is about the future. Do you have a plan in place?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Green Matters

By Shannon O'Connor


Virginia Commonwealth University

Facility Focus (Libraries and Media Centers)

Virginia Commonwealth University: James Branch Cabell Library

UC Berkley

Facility Focus (Libraries and Media Centers)

UC Berkeley: Moffitt Library Renovation


Polaris GEM

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

An Electric Utility Vehicle for Both People and Cargo


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Paving Patterns Enliven Campus Hub


Ask the Expert: Digital Fabrication

Innovation in Three Dimensions

By Ohad Meyuhas

Hot Tips (HVAC)

VRF Technology

By Kevin Miskewicz

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