Planning & Design

There are many factors that influence the design of effective and efficient learning environments.  Learn more about site selection and space planning; meeting the needs of urban, suburban and rural communities; historic preservation and adaptive reuse; accessibility, design guidelines, and more.


  • adaptive reuse

    Recycled Facilities

    Creative adaptive reuse and retrofit projects are resulting in unique spaces for student living and learning. 06/01/2018

  • spaces for learning

    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. 05/01/2018

  • 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. 03/01/2018

  • Interiors
    student residence space

    A Place to Call Home

    Compelling ideas are driving the interior designs of student residences on campuses today. 11/01/2017

  • Interiors
    commuter students

    Drawing Commuter Students In

    How interior design can create attractive campus spaces where commuter students want to stay. 11/01/2017

  • Interiors

    Interior Insights

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    At First Glance

  • Designing for Student Engagement

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Capitalizing on College Spaces and Places

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Transforming BU Castle



  • Impact on Learning

    Join us for this informative webinar, where we will discuss how the educational environment affects how students learn, their health and safety, student engagement and morale.

  • Space Matters: How Design Can Support A Learner-Centered Future

    Beginning with an overview of current trends, this webinar will focus specifically on those aspects of the interior environment that support learner engagement. Central to this topic are tactical considerations that can lead to an optimal project result, including durability, lifespan, impact, cost, standardization, and user choice.


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