CASE STUDIES--HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES
Descriptions, photographs, and floor plans of specific college and university facilities projects, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Commuter Colleges Transition through Structural Changes
Brown, J. Mariah
(Buildepedia, Mar 2012)
BRB Architects’ design for a new campus center at Molloy College is representative of a larger trend in campus planning: the shift from a commuter-only campus to a 24/7 community.
The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges
( Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council , 2012)
Profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.The Guide provides college applicants with: School profiles with application, admission, financial aid and student enrollment information; "Green Highlights" - write-ups detailing each school's most impressive environmental and sustainability initiatives; "Green Facts" sidebars reporting statistics and facts on everything from the school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies programs, and green jobs career guidance; A glossary of 40+ green terms and acronyms from AASHE to "zero waste"; and Lists identifying schools in the book with various green distinctions – among them: those with LEED-certified buildings and those that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011
(OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments , Sep 2011)
Showcases over 60 exemplary recently built or refurbished schools and universities from 28 countries and includes examples of early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational and higher education facilities spanning countries in six continents, from India, Uruguay and Portugal, to Australia, United States and Burkina Faso. Collectively, these projects demonstrate state-of-the-art design in this field and each one is lavishly illustrated with colour photos, plans and descriptions.TO ORDER: http://www.oecd.org/
Steelcase Education Solutions Case Study: University of Michigan
(Steelcase, Feb 17, 2011)
The University of Michigan takes a fresh approach to their classrooms, implementing a strategy that includes engagement, collaboration and flexibility. A variety of classroom set-ups and solutions offer students a variety of classroom experiences. Each incorporating collaborative tools and technology.
Steelcase Education Solutions Case Study: Stanford d.school
(Steelcase, Dec 06, 2010)
The d.School's philosophy holds that space, furniture, tools, and technology are integral to pedagogy. Students are encouraged to display their ideas and work in progress. See how they use their space to promote behaviors critical to design thinking, such as empathy and experimentation.
Bing Thom Architects Make a University Parking Garage a Good Neighbor.
Profiles a 380,000-square-foot parking garage built into a hillside, and topped with a green soccer and recreation field at ground level on the Calgary campus of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The scale and footprint of the building is minimized, while maintaining views to nearby historic campus buildings.
Columbia College Media Center.
Architect Jeanne Gang profiles her new higher education design, explaining how a tight and noisy urban site was put to use, how ramps enable mobility between floors, and how the history and process of film production informed her design.
Cooper Union: Thom Mayne Tour of 41 Cooper Square.
(McGraw Hill Construction Video Library, 2010)
Video profile of this new building for the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Commentary by the building's architect Thom Mayne, and details of spaces and materials are included. [Scroll down to Cooper Union video.]
Innovation Park at Notre Dame.
(Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, MI , 2010)
Profiles this higher education facility with flexible interiors that enables students to collaborate with companies to test the commercial potential of ideas. The building has very few permanent walls, minimalist staff space, and movable furniture to accommodate a variety of groups. 2p.
MIT Department of Facilities. Completed Projects.
(Massachusettes Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010)
MIT has embarked on the most ambitious building initiatives in its history. This website describes the new building projects, including the Stata Center designed by Frank Gehry, Simmons Hall--a new dormitory by Steven Holl, a media lab by Fumihiko Maki, the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, and the Albert and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
(Herman Miller Inc., Zeeland, MI , 2010)
Profiles this airy and comfortable facility, in which operable windows, abundant furniture, and attractive ash veneers throughout create an agreeable learning environment. 2p.
2009 SCUP Excellence in Planning, SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture and SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Award Recipients.
(Society for College and University Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009)
Links to full-page photographs or plans of all of the award winning projects from the 2008 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Planning, Excellence in Landscape Architecture and Excellence in Architecture Awards. Each project is accompanies by a photographs, a description, and a list of the project participants.
Educational Environments 4.
(Visual Reference Publications Inc., New York, NY , 2009)
Presents examples of innovative new educational facilities, organized by the architectural firms that designed them. The examples are largely higher education projects in the United States, with a few K-12 projects included. A short description of each project is accompanied by photographs. 258p.TO ORDER: http://www.visualreference.com/
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: Kroon Hall.
(Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2009)
This details the concept, design, and construction process for this LEED-rated academic building. It describes the buildings features, offers videos of site visits during construction, lists the project participants, and provides floor plans.
References to Journal Articles
ED+C; Jun 28, 2012
Arizona State University's recent Health Services Building project focused on sustainability and the use of healthier materials to benefit the students and staff.
Campus Technology ; , p20-25 ; Jun 2012
At the University of Southern California, an ambitious campuswide renovation aims to create tech-enabled learning spaces that place a premium on flexibility.
Creating a Living Room on Campus. Seegers Student Union at Muhlenberg College.
Building Design+Construction; , p36-37 ; Jun 2012
Seegers Student Union at Muhlenberg College has been reconstructed to serve as the core of social life on campus.
Two in One
Riley, Jefferson B.
College Planning and Management; Jun 2012
The TD Bank Sports Center, with twin NCAA Division I hockey and basketball arenas for men's and women's teams, was the first structure to be built on the entirely new 240-acre campus carved out of a rocky hilltop in Hamden, CT. It was the seminal building for all the rest that were to follow, including a residence hall and townhouses for 2,000 students; an 85,000-sq.-ft. student center; a five-tier parking garage, and a sociable "wind terrace" with 25 vertical-axis turbines generating electricity as students walked by underneath.
Researchers See the Light
EDC Magazine; May 24, 2012
Describes University of Rochester’s new Saunders Research Building. The state-of-the-art research facility has achieved LEED Gold certification. Occupants enjoy sun-drenched, open workspaces that promote teamwork as they perform vital research projects.
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOK
ARCH Daily; May 22, 2012
With the goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary care, the new academic medical center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab.
Adapting New Business in an Old Building
School Construction News; May 09, 2012
Describes the relocation of the University of Colorado Denver’s Business School to an existing building in downtown Denver. While the adaptive design is modern and innovative, the old structure is still easily visible.
From Gray to Green at Angelo State University
Today's Campus; , p44-45 ; May-Jun 2012
The campus master plan called for demolishing utilitarian parking and an ugly roadway to make room for an eco-friendly, multifaceted recreational hub, now the vibrant heart of the campus.
A Percent for the Arts
College Planning and Management; , p54-59 ; May 2012
On college campuses, renewed interest in visual arts is changing how facilities are designed and renovated. Works of art play a central role in how designers create memorable places and spaces.
Visible Music College / archimania
Arch Daily; Apr 25, 2012
Photos and description of the adaptive design of a music college in a mid-century bank building in downtown Memphis Tennessee.
Old Buildings' Charms, Locations Beguile Law School Administrators
National Law Journal; Apr 2012
It's out with the new and in with the old, at least for law school administrators establishing campuses or expanding existing ones. Discusses Atlanta's John Marshall Law School intention to renovate a hospital built in 1819 to house its new Savannah, Ga., campus; University of Detroit Mercy School of Law retrofit of a century-old firehouse to house law clinics; a proposed law school in Daytona Beach, Fla., acquiring a former police station to house it. Saint Louis University School of Law is renovating a donated 11-story office building in downtown St. Louis, and Louisiana College last year purchased a former federal building and courthouse to house its new law school in Shreveport, La.
Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson
Arch Daily; Apr 10, 2012
Description and photographs of Sault College Academic Building in Ontario, Canada. Includes a new entry and exhibition hall, 17 state-of-the-art classrooms, aviation and natural resource laboratories, a 100 seat lecture hall, 8,000sqft. of interactive learning commons and administrative spaces, the new Academic Wing also provides much needed formal and informal social spaces and gathering places that promote causal sharing of ideas and boundary-crossing.
Cornell School Of Ecology / IBI Group Architects – Gruzen Samton
Arch Daily; Apr 04, 2012
Photos and description of the new 89,000-square foot Human Ecology Building at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. The project was comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.
Below the Surface
College Planning and Management; , p40-44 ; Apr 2012
Ball State University's geothermal heating and cooling system will save $2M per year and produce a host of environmental benefits.
Schools as Communities.
Learning By Design; , p16-20 ; Spring 2012
Shows how architecture can transform learning while bringing students and faculty together in communal buildings. Examples include the School of Architecture at City College in New York; Hawthorne Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant, NY; and Peekskill Middle School and Community Center in Peekskill, NY.
Success Breeds Success. The Evolution of a Student Center
Recreation Management; Apr 2012
Describes the University of Alabama North Campus Student Center that will combine recreation, residential housing offices and a convenience food concept in the new facility. The new facility will incorporate a basement capable of withstanding a tornado of any magnitude with a capacity of 3,000 people. The basement will provide multiple uses for campus-wide functions in addition to serving as an emergency area of refuge.
College Planning and Management; , p30-34 ; Apr 2012
Case study of California State Fullerton solar project that reaps profits and energy savings.
Impact on Learning. Solving Real-World Problems One Piece at a Time.
School Planning and Management; , p31-51 ; Mar 2012
Descriptions and photos of real-life examples of how leading educational institutions solved their toughest problems — meeting sustainability goals, handling maintenance issues, selecting the proper furniture and equipment, ensuring student safety, integrating technology, and more. Includes St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Keller, Texas; Farrington Field, Fort Worth, Texas; Douglas County School District, Nevada; Fridley High School, Fridley, Minnesota; Dartmouth College; Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, Irving, Texas; Roadrunner Elementary School, Phoenix, Arizona; Nettlehorst School, Chicago; Revere Local School District, Bath, Ohio; and Dublin High School, Dublin, California.
Visually Transparent and Inviting
School Construction News; Mar 2012
Describes the University of Detroit Mercy’s new fitness center that will allow views into most activity areas, creating a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Center will have two-court gymnasium — on the ground level — for recreation and intramural sports, an elevated three-lane track, group exercise room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, exercise and weight-lifting rooms, cardiovascular workout rooms, a lobby, student lounge and snack bar area.
Student Center is Catalyst for Sustainability at Central New Mexico Community College
School Construction News; , p17-18 ; Mar 2012
Describes new student center and library on the main campus of Albuquerque's community college that contains a variety of sustainable features and student-oriented spaces.
A New Kind of Teaching Lab: Chemistry for the 21st Century
Laboratory Design ; v16 n2 , p10-12 ; Mar-Apr 2012
Describes a state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory on the campus of the University of Buffalo, constructed in a 1960s-vintage building.
Driven by Demographics. Student Activity Center Design Must Consider All Constituencies.
Recreation Management; Mar 2012
When designing a student services center, it's essential to remember that every school, every student and every project is different. Student populations continually change, and technological capabilities are always evolving. University personnel and planners need to ensure they consider these factors as they embrace and develop the culture of their campus community. Discusses student activity center at Winston-Salem State University.
KAUST Academic Library
Architype Source; Feb 2012
Photographs, description, and credits for the 140,000-square-foot King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Academic Library in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, designed by HOK. KAUST was certified as the largest LEED Platinum project in the world. The library design de-emphasizes the library as a repository of books while emphasizing the social dimensions of learning and access to knowledge through technology.
Claremont University Campus Center.
Architectural Record; Feb 2012
Claremont College, near Los Angeles, consolidates administration services under one warehouse's roof, gaining light and levity with a sculptural cedar skin.
Carnegie Mellon University Receives Architecture Award
School Construction News; Jan 25, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University’s Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have been recognized as one of nine projects worldwide to receive the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture.
At Drexel University, a Green Rebirth Planned for a Former Frat House
Green Source; Jan 18, 2012
Plans call for restoring a stone-clad fraternity house and constructing a 4,600-square-foot addition, transforming the building into a hub for testing sustainable design and construction methods. The Drexel Smart House will double as an educational space and dorm. The dwelling, built in 1872, has sat vacant since the late 1990s.
5 Facility Design Tips for Universities
Campus Technology; Jan 17, 2012
Case study of University of Connecticut's new green Classroom Building comprised of 17 high-tech classroom spaces and two lecture halls. Discusses five areas that all universities should consider when designing state-of-the-art facilities: form a committee and lean on it; pick an experienced architect; go green; consider the long-term maintenance costs; and know what you want and what you don't want.
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University / Architecture Research Office
Arch Daily; Jan 11, 2012
Case study of new Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, or ICERM at Brown University. A unique feature of the Lecture Hall is the fourth wall, a writable surface of translucent glass panels inset with two suspended projection screens. This wide, floor-to-ceiling surface, actually a double layer of glass, allows daylight to filter into ICERM’s central lounge, where mathematicians also write on it.
Back to the Future
Campus Technology; , p37-40 ; Jan 2012
Embracing the new media demands of an increasingly high-tech profession, the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism converted a 1921 landmark of New York's glorious newspaper past into a 21st century facility.
Useful, Green, and Community-Minded
College Planning and Management; , p83-85 ; Jan 2012
Miscordia University's, Dallas, PA, creative adaptation of three existing facilities has saved money and resources and contributed to a strong town-gown relationship. Describes renovation of a funeral home to a residence hall for 26 students, and a former car dealership to arts studios.
The University in the Shopping Mall
Slate; Dec 16, 2011
Slides and description of Surrey Central City in Vancouver, British Columbia, home to a college campus in an existing shopping mall.
Two-in-one Building Concept Maximized Construction Funds
School Construction News; , 2p ; Nov 30, 2011
Case study of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, that built a unique two-buildings-in-one: 201,000-square-foot Residence/Rec Center, completed in the fall of 2009, and four-story, 265-bed dormitory that wraps around a 62,000-square-foot field house like a 34-foot-wide rectangular donut.
The Sky’s the Limit
School Construction News; Nov 16, 2011
Case study of a major expansion of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City that more than doubled the size of its facilities with a 14-story vertical campus. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the most unique aspect of this project is how the team has architecturally melded the new with century-old structures.
Furnishing for Students.
Elrod, Brenda T.
College Planning and Management; , p36-39 ; Oct 2011
Recounts how the University of Georgia kept students in the loop when selecting furniture and furnishings for the recent expansion of the Tate Student Center.
The Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture.
Architectural Digest; Sep 2011
Photographs and description of ten college and university campuses deemed to have the most significant architectural histories, whether for their innovative thinking, mix of classic collegiate with modernist, or traditional styles.
Student Center Helps College Transition
School Construction News; Aug 17, 2011
Describes the new 81,400-square-foot student center at Georgia Gwinnett College that has become a gathering space for students — both commuters and on-campus residents — as well as faculty and staff.
Facility Focus: Historical Preservation.
College Planning and Management; v14 n8 , p51,52 ; Aug 2011
Profiles historic preservations of landmark buildings at Virginia's Emory and Henry University and Pennsylvania's Lafayette College. In both cases, fine historic details were retained while creating spaces that will serve contemporary educational and artistic demands.
Facility Focus: Libraries/Learning Commons.
College Planning and Management; v14 n7 , p64,65 ; Jul 2011
Profiles library renovations and additions at Ohio State University and Atlanta University. Expanded user spaces and hours have established these libraries as campus social as well as knowledge centers.
Precast's Versatility Makes the Grade
Ascent Magazine; , p18-25 ; Summer 2011
Describes universities and colleges that have taken advantage of precast concrete benefits that include energy efficiency, sustainable design, aesthetics, economy, speed, and expandability. Includes Standford University Environment & Energy Building; North Central College; Opus Residence at Catholic University; Ivy Tech Community College; and University of Minnesota football stadium.
Y2E2: Building that Breathes.
Roberts, Cole; Khanna, Amit
High Performing Buildings; , p6-8,10-14,16,17 ; Jul 2011
Profiles this Stanford University science building, emphasizing its natural ventilation, daylighting, and sophisticated HVAC and energy recovery systems.
2011 Education Design Showcase Annual Awards.
College Planning and Management; v14 n6 , pE1-E28 ; Jun 2011
Recognizes 29 outstanding new and renovated higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices complete the supplement.
The Roe Center at Central College.
Design Cost Data; v55 n3 , p32,33 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles this LEED Platinum facility that co-houses education, psychology, and community-based learning departments, along with their community partners. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Biomedical Facility Shows Best of Modern Lab Design.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p16-19 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the University of Southern California's Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The article describes solutions for the specific needs facing laboratories involved in regenerative medicine and stem cell research. Labs were designed to foster collaboration, discoveries and expansion. In addition to multiples green design features, the project is an integrated facility of open laboratories, flexible casework, well-organized systems, and sustainable architectural features.
Platinum Lab Emphasizes Practical Food and Beverage Science.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p12-15 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the University of California-Davis, Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF). Facilities for beer brewing, winemaking, and food processing science are utilitarian in scope and reflect an attractive, culturally appropriate aesthetic that is welcoming to users and visitors.
Sweeping Saudi Project Is Forward-Thinking, Exemplary.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,2,4-6,8 ; May-Jun 2011
Documents the planning and construction of the massive King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. With the goal of establishing a new age of wisdom, four main priorities were set: create a world-class institution that attracts the best talent from around the world, create a truly global institution through collaboration and partnerships with the best research organizations in the world, create a highly collaborative environment that encourages innovation at all levels, and create a university in which the physical environment models the sustainable research mission.
Cliffhanger: UCSF Embraces Creative Design in Earthquake Country.
School Construction News; v17 n4 , p16-18 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. The facility follows the contour of its steep site with cantilevered design and pilings. Sesmic design and LEED features are also discussed.
Three Community College Case Studies.
Wojtysiak, Joseph; Sutton, William; Wright, Tommy; Brantley, Linda
Facilities Manager; v27 n3 , p40-43 ; May-Jun 2011
Provides three case studies of community colleges making use of green technologies: The Green Center of Central Pennsylvania, Cleveland State Community College, and North Shore Community College's Health Professionals and Student Services zero net energy building.
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building.
Architect; v100 n5 , p228-236 ; May 2011
Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. 6,000-square-foot roof terraces landscaped with native plantings top each of the laboratories.
Ocean and Coastal Studies Building Protects and Withstands Environment.
Bard, Jill Harmon
Environmental Design + Construction; Mar 24, 2011
Case study of the Ocean and Coastal Studies Building at Texas A&M University-Galveston. Built on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast, the design team made every effort to minimize environmental impacts through hurricane/storm resistant design. Includes a full description of strategies to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Facility Focus: Science/Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v14 n3 , p57-59 ; Mar 2011
Profiles examples of innovative design at Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall, Washington University; Duke Lemur Center, Duke University; and Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, Texas A&M University, Galveston.
Impact on Learning.
College Planning and Management; v14 n3 , 23-41passim ; Mar 2011
Profiles projects from the Impact on Learning program, which focuses on specific solutions that impact the elarning environment, wheil allowing money saved to be reinvested in education. Examples include California State University, Sacramento; Rutgers University; Stetson University; University of Nebraska, Omaha; Bellarmine University; University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Armstrong Atlantic State University; Sierra Vista Music Building; and University of Rhode Island.
School Construction News; v17 n2 , p16-18 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Profiles Loma Linda University's Centennial Complex, a large academic center that anticipated future teaching strategies with highly flexible spaces ranging from very small classrooms to two large teaching auditoriums. The Anatomy Pavilion features extensive computer, audio, video, and robotics technology, enabling distance learning and worldwide collaboration. The Medical Simulation Center offers "virtual mannequins" to mimic real-life patient situations. Details on interior and exterior systems are included.
Perry and Mary Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.
Lang Ho, Cathy
Architect; v100 n3 , p92-98 ; Mar 2011
Profiles this comprehensive Brown University arts education facility. The asymetrical design fosters collaboration between disciplines, as well as enabling a transparent and well-daylight interior.
James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building.
Learning By Design; v100 n3 , p108-114 ; Mar 2011
Profiles this University of Minnesota Duluth academic facility. The building serves as a pedagogical tool by using locally sourced and recycled materials, revealed structural systems,
Case Study: California State University Library.
Doors and Hardware; v75 n3 , p20-22 ; Mar 2011
Profiles this higher education library in Monterrey, focusing on the sophisticated access control and fire protection system of a building that includes classrooms, library stacks, and social areas.
Nova Southeastern Facility Researches Coral Reef Health and Preservation.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p16,18 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Describes the background, plans, and implementation of Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center's National Coral Reef Institute facility.
School Construction News; v17 n1 , p14-16 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Profiles Sonoma State University's Green Music Center. The building hosts a light-filled shoebox concert hall with outstanding acoustics, a recital hall, classrooms, and rehearsal and practice spaces. Controversy surrounding its funding is also described.
Facility Focus: Academic Buildings/Lecture Halls
College Planning and Management; v14 n1 ; Jan 2011
Profiles the new Health and Sciences Center at the College of DuPage and Ford Hall at Willamette University. Programming, HVAC, and instructionals spaces are described.
Carnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman Centers.
Architect; v100 n1 , p172-180 ; Jan 2011
Profiles this new computer and academic center on a complex site, with abundant daylighting, a wide variety of window designs, and distinctive irregular forms. Plans, photographs, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
GreenSource; v6 n1 , p48-51 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Profiles this nature area classroom at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The LEED Platinum facility features super insulation and passive solar heat, while aiming for net-zero energy use.
Annenberg Public Policy Center, The University of Pennsylvania.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this new academic building that hosts the entire department under one roof. The glass façade is warmed by layering the panels with wood accents. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Case Study Revisit: Loyal University Information Commons.
Green Source; v5 n6 , p103 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Offers a commissioning review of this notable building. The highly-glazed facility presented problems with automated operable window actuators and gaskets, and some of the 300 original desktop computers have been removed, since most students bring laptops, and the desktops were on all the time, creating significant plug loads. Nonetheless, the building has proved to be the most students' favorite building on campus.
Colorado State University Academic and Training Center.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p40,41 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this academic center for student athletes. The facility is connected to the training center by a glass corridor spine, providing a constant visual reminder of the connection between athletic and academic endeavors. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Colorado State University Indoor Practice Facility.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p38,39 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this athletic practice facility designed to accommodate simultaneous practice of various sports and to achieve LEED Gold certification. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Facility Focus: Community Colleges.
College Planning and Management; v13 n11 , p59,60 ; Nov 2010
Profiles two new community college academic buildings that feature numerous sustainability features.
General Studies Building, University of Puerto Rico.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this modern addition to a 1960's era academic quadrangle. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Greenspun Hall, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this facility hosting classrooms, laboratories, offices, and broadcasting facilities. The large building serves as a gateway to the campus and features an elevated courtyard topped by a photovoltaic canopy. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
King Pavilion, Iowa State University, College of Design.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p60,61 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Profiles this new academic building that is fully daylit and features a green roof. Innovative building features and materials are also detailed. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
American School and University; v83 n3 , p14,16-19 ; Nov 2010
Profiles the two main winners in this competition: Utah's Legacy Junior High School and Pennsylvania's Bucks County Community College expansion. These were chosen for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
American School and University; v83 n3 , p96-98,100-122 ; Nov 2010
Profiles 22 higher education facilities honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Rider University West Village Housing.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p46,47 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Profiles this college dormitory that was constructed of structural insulated panels, enabling it te be enclosed in less than a week, and yielding a 17 percent better than code energy performance. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
American School and University; v83 n3 , p20,22,24,26 ; Nov 2010
Profiles three special citation winners in this competition: Saint Louis University's Edward A. Doisy Research Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Energy Lab, and New Jersey's Union City High School. These were chosen for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
American School and University; v83 n3 , p124-142 ; Nov 2010
Profiles 15 specialized educational facilities honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. These include dining, performing arts, chapel, special education, and student union spaces. Photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities.
American School and University; v83 n3 , p143-157 ; Nov 2010
Profiles fourteen athletic facilities honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
St. Olaf College, Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p50,51 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Profiles this new academic facility that combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and mathematics. The building is LEED Platinum certified. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
The Diana Center, Barnard College.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this 98,000-square-foot, seven-level building that includes architecture and painting studios, exhibition galleries, a reading room, classrooms, faculty offices, a café, a dining room, a green roof, and, below ground, a 500-seat performance and event space as well as a 100-seat black-box theater. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles a 40,000-square-foot, three-level academic center for student athletes. The ground floor includes a public café, an auditorium, and an atrium; the two floors above (open to student athletes only) feature a 114-seat auditorium, tutor rooms, faculty and advising offices, a computer lab, a graphics lab, and a library. The glass building is situated on a table of water, blurring the distinction between building and landscape. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Media Production Center, Columbia College Chicago.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 , p115-119 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this urban communication arts facility, built rapidly with pre-cast walls and carefully designed to mitigate noise from nearby train and car traffic. A green roof reduces the noise of rain as well. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
10 Akron Street.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 , p126-128 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this new Harvard University dormitory whose modern architecture compliments the adjacent three 22-story residential towers. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
William L. Clay Education Center, Harris-Stowe State University.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 , p124-,125 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this large, low-rise, and modern academic and early learning facility, set into a traditional campus of taller brick buildings. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 , p90-99 ; Nov 2010
Profiles Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The advanced research campus was built to LEED standards in a harsh desert environment that nonetheless had to contend with and high salinity of its coastal site. Photographs and plans accompany a description of design, building techniques, materials, and sustainability efforts.
At Just 14, Iconic Building Raises Preservation Issues.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v57 n8 , pA1,A18-A20 ; Oct 15, 2010
Describes the University of Cincinnati's 14 year-old Aranoff Center, which despite being a signature work of architecture, is now in need of significant repair due to disintegration of its exterior. The history of the building's design is detailed, as is the debate over whether to restore the exterior or replace it with something more reliable.
Learning By Design; n19 , p54,56-60 ; Fall 2010
Profiles 5 higher education facilities cited in the Fall 2010 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included.
Recreation, Health and Learning at Sac State "WELL" Center.
School Construction News; v16 n6 , p24,25 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Profiles this new recreation center that integrates health services, outdoor adventure clubs, and exercise. The LEED Gold-rated facility features a transparent exterior that reveals the activities going on within, and makes it a beacon that attracts students.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Green Source; v5 n5 , p62-65 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Profiles this satellite building of Arizona State University, built on a tight and reclaimed brownfield site in downtown Phoenix. The use of BIM and other fast-paced construction techniques are emphasized. Plans, photographs, and project statistics accompany the text.
North Campus Residence Hall, Roger Williams University: Bridging the World.
Building Design and Construction; v51 n5 , p30-32 ; Sep 2010
Profiles this residence halls that offers seven different types of accommodations, from single rooms to 10-person living/learning suites.
Taylor Place: Arizona State University Downtown Student Housing; Committed to the Core.
Building Design and Construction; v51 n5 , p34-36 ; Sep 2010
Profiles this 13-story dormitory built in downtown Phoenix on a very tight site and in only 22 months. Design and construction techniques that facilitated the project are described.
UC Irvine Douglas Hospital: A Model for the Entire Industry.
Building Design and Construction; v51 n5 , p26-29 ; Sep 2010
Describes how this university hospital was built under stringent California guidelines, with careful builder oversight, and was still completed early under budget. Extensive cooperation between officials and the design-build team, value engineering, and deferred building features are described.
Not Just for Exercise.
School Construction News; v16 n6 , p16-19 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Discusses the importance of quality recreational facilities in student recruitment and retention, and profiles outstanding facilities at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Montana State University, and Delaware State University. The facilities were chosen for their unique planning methods, designs, and use of interior elements.
Grading Green Results.
Buildings; v104 n9 , p60-62,64 ; Sep 2010
Discusses three universities' experience with sustainable design. Despite minor issues, all three institutions are saving energy and are pleased as well with the ability to use the building as a teaching tool.
Core Strength: At a New Stanford Building, Atria Double-Major in Sustainability and Community.
Green Source; Aug 2010
Profiles the atria in Stanford University?s Y2E2 building, which allow daylight to reach all the way to the basement.
Healthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals.
American School and University; v82 n13 , p79,80 ; Aug 2010
Profiles new teaching hospitals at the University of Florida and Rockland Children's Center, winning projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
American School and University; v82 n13 , p14,16-19 ; Aug 2010
Profiles the two main winners in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors competition. The Omaha Public Schools Saddlebrook Joint-Use Library and the New York University Stern School of Business Concourse were chosen for high performance, value, safety and security, innovation, atmosphere, functionality, quality, and contextual relationship. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Laboratory Design; v15 n8 , p12 ; Aug 2010
Profiles new higher education laboratory projects at The University of California-Riverside, Kennesaw State University, and Brown University. A list of project statistics and participants accompanies the text.
Vocational/Industrial Arts Areas.
American School and University; v82 n13 , p128 ; Aug 2010
Profiles the Laney College Culinary Academy and Bistro, a winning project in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. This renovated cooking school now features a light-filled indoor-outdoor café staffed by the culinary arts students. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Putting 'Community' into Community College Campuses.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Jul 22, 2010
Describes three Washington community colleges whose campus plans have been reworked according to the campus context, and attention to community.
College Residence Dorm.
Design Cost Data; v54 n4 , p34,35 ; Jul-Aug 2010
Profiles this renovation of a 1929 apartment building into a dormitory for Bloomfield College. Bringing the building up to current codes, removal of lead paint and asbestos, and renovation of amenities to modern standards are described. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
The House That Phil Knight Built.
Metropolis; v30 n1 , p52-57 ; Jul-Aug 2010
Profiles the University of Oregon's Jone E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, designed specifically to provide a tutorial and collaborative atmosphere. The opulent contemporary design is detailed.
A Green Building: The Good, the Bad, the Neutral.
Facilities Manager; v26 n4 , p33-38 ; Jul-Aug 2010
Analyzes the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing as an example of a "green" higher education facility. The author discusses the buildings awards, project cost, energy cost, and indoor air quality. These and other green elements are then analyzed in terms of their success, neutrality, or failure.
11th Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education.
School Planning and Management; v49 n6 , pE1-E36 ; Jun 2010
Recognizes 32 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices complete the supplement.
Laboratory Design; v15 n5 , p12 ; Jun 2010
Profiles new higher education laboratories at the University of West Florida, Emory University, and the University of Florida. A list of project statistics and participants accompanies the text.
University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
Canadian Architect; v55 n6 , p18-22 ; Jun 2010
Profiles a new building for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. The facility enhances an abandoned urban sit that once hosted a factory that was the anchor of the local econmony. The exterior includes laminates of a floral motif, and the revitalized block has had a positive impact on the surrounding community.
Details construction of mixed-use student center, classroom, and studio building at Barnard College. Particular attention is given to non-traditional use of glass walls. Sectional drawings, plans, and photographs accompany the text.
Architectural Record; v198 n6 , p148-155 ; Jun 2010
Profiles Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new Media Lab, noting the design of its distinctive exterior, atrium, and exterior screens. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Graded on a Curve.
Architectural Record; v198 n6 , p156-162 ; Jun 2010
Profiles the Rolex Learning Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne. The highly unusual architecture is detailed, as are the successes and failures of the interior spaces.
Facility Focus: Science Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v13 n5 , p63-65 ; May 2010
Documents successful new science facilities at Mankato State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and Georgia State University.
Colleges and Universities.
Learning By Design; n19 , p109-121 ; Spring 2010
Profiles 13 higher education facilities cited in the 2010 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included.
Facility Focus: Student Centers.
College Planning and Management; v13 n4 ; Apr 2010
Describes advances in green construction at University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Student Center; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Student Success Center; University of La Verne, Abraham Campus Center; and Oxnard College, Student Services Building.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p14 ; Apr 2010
Profiles the new University of Miami, Florida, Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Building. Project statistics accompany the text.
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
Architect; v99 n4 , p79-83 ; Apr 2010
Profiles this modern classroom and exhibit interior created within an iconic historic building at Brown University. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Efficiency By the Book.
McLauchlan, Donald; Lavan, David
High Performing Buildings; , p6-10 ; Spring 2010
Profiles Loyola University Chicago's Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons Building. The abundant high performance features of this bookless learning commons are detailed in text, diagrams, and charts.
School Construction News; v16 n2 , p14-16 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Discusses the design and delivery of the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. The article focuses on this joint city/university project, the time and site constraints, and the project management method.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p12-14 ; Mar 2010
Profiles the Wilmer Eye Institute, Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building at Johns Hopkins University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Student Services and Visual/Performing Arts Complex, Bay College.
Design Cost Data; v54 n2 , p36,37 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Profiles this multi-purpose building, consisting of a combination of renovation and new construction. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Texas Architect; v60 n2 , p52-55 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Profiles the renovation of the University of Texas' Bass Concert Hall for fire safety, patron accommodation, and increased theatrical possibilities.
Building the Brand.
College Planning and Management; v13 n3 , p50-55 ; Mar 2010
Profiles Young Harris College's plans for virtually doubling the student population, highlighting the president's insistence on quality design, amenities, and aesthetics, as well as student involvement and sustainability in new construction.
Kansas Facility Scores Recruiting Success with Interdisciplinary Focus.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,3,4 ; Mar 2010
Profiles the new Kansas Life Sciences Center at the University of Kansas. The multi-disciplinary laboratory unites medical and pharmaceutical research in a facility noted for its outstanding architecture, flexible laboratories, and sustainable features.
Metropolis; v29 n8 , p34,36 ; Mar 2010
Profiles the conversion of an unloved 1960 dormitory at Austin's St. Edward's University into attractive faculty offices, along with a classroom addition.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p13 ; Feb 2010
Profiles recently built science facilities at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each are included.
Royal Conservatory of Music Telus Centre for Performance and Learning.
Canadian Architect; v55 n2 , p20-25 ; Feb 2010
Profiles this new music conservatory addition, featuring abundant performing and rehearsal spaces, generous public areas, appropriate acoustical isolation, and a concert hall large enough to host professional productions.
Facility Focus: Academic Buildings/Lecture Halls.
College Planning and Management; v13 n1 , p81-84 ; Jan 2010
Profiles four new higher education academic buildings, highlighting their large common areas, daylighting, and sophisticated classrooms.
Canadian Architect; v55 n1 , p24-28 ; Jan 2010
Profiles several new buildings at Vancouver's Langara College. The stark black exteriors of the new library, classroom building, and student center contrast with the prevailing civic palette. Photographs and plans accompany the text.
West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center.
Design Cost Data; v54 n1 , p32,33 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles this prominent alumni center, designed to become a symbol of tradition by emulating the architecture of one of the oldest buildings on the campus. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, plans, and photographs are included.
Student Learning Centre (SLC) Embraces the New Melbourne Model of Teaching: Facilitating Collaborative Learning.
Educational Facility Planner; v44 n2/3 , p37-41 ; 2010
Draws on innovative designs to create the new Student Learning Centre (SLC) at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering. To facilitate collaborative learning while acting as a point for interaction and social activity, the SLC offers adaptable classrooms, group study areas, enhanced with a garden area and other free space. Floor plans and photographs assist in understanding the adaptive resources of the SLC.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p38-43 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles a new dormitory with dining facilities and a library addition at Rice University. Thoughtful design by an international team of architects carefully respects the campus master plan. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Science in a New Light.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p48-53 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at Texas A&M University. The building represents the institutions first foray into sustainable design, conforms to the new campus master plan, and serves interdisciplinary functions. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
The Future is Now.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p20-23,51 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Leonard A. Ford Hall science building at the University of Minnesota-Mankato. The high performance building's details are discussed, as is its popularity as a student meeting place. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p58-61 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Baker Patillo Student Center at Stephen F. Austin University. The participatory planning process yielded a vibrant, daylit structure that preserved adjacent green space. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p34,35,50 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Julia A. Sears Residence Hall at Minnesota State University-Mankato. The facility consists of 2-bedroom suites joined by a shared bath to promote socializing. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
King of the Castle.
Iowa Architect; n 09:270 , p16,17 ; 2010
Profiles Iowa State University's new King Pavillion, which hosts the College of Desgin. The building features natural ventilation that eliminates the need for air conditioning.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p28,29,52 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the restoration of the University of Minnesota's Folwell Hall, a landmark 1907 structure. Careful attention to replacing lost detailing and ornamentation is described. Photographs and a list of project participants are included.
Main Street Mix.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p24-27,52 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the expanded and remodeled Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The building's activities are brought into view around the glazed exterior and the interior finishes reflect the wood-based economy of the area. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p30-33 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Science Building, a building created by stripping the skin off of a former three-story automobile showroom. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Shedding Light on the Sciences at UMass Amherst.
Schaeffner, Robert; Cabo, Gary
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p10-12 ; Jan 2010
Profiles the new Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) at this institution, which took as a major priority the fostering of interdisciplinary interaction. The design of the concourse, the "treehouse" collaboration areas, and computer resource center are described, as are the suite-like classrooms.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p54-57 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles a Frisco, Texas, career and technical education facility. The inspirational architecture and programming, executed over twelve years' time, are highlighted. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Facility Focus: Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v12 n12 , p33,34 ; Dec 2009
Profiles new scientific research facilities at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and at The University of Michigan. Their design, equipment, and sustainability features are described.
Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this academic building located in downtown Phoenix, located near a light rail station that connects the downtown Arizona State University campus to its main campus in Tempe, Arizona. The ground floor contains retail spaces, while the upper floors house classrooms and offices. The sixth floor includes a newsroom, production space, and control rooms. The exterior features glass, masonry, and, on the upper portion of the building, a patchwork of multi-colored metal panels meant to resemble the radio spectrum. Project information and photographs are included.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this news building housing the mathematics and physics departments of Groningen University and Hanze Polytechnic. A steel load-bearing structure exposes both the interior and exterior design. The public functions (library, reception, and restaurant)are housed in the transparent ground-floor volume. Two inner courtyards admit natural light into the core of the building. Project information and photographs are included.
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this new academic building with a 148-seat auditorium, library, classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and basement-level laboratories. The modern structure was designed to visually connect to the university's historic northern campus. The exterior cladding's red fiber reinforced cement panels were selected for their recycled content and clean finish. Inside, the building offers a collaborative environment for a dozen different academic departments. Project information and photographs are included.
Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this cancer research and biomedicine center with offices, seminar rooms, conference areas, common-area kitchens on each floor, and research laboratories. The facility connects to the preexisting McGill University Life Sciences Complex, which comprises a circular, 16-story concrete building and a rectilinear, seven-story concrete building, both built in 1965. The existing facilities were renovated as part of the overall project. The new six-story, glass-and-zinc building provides additional space for researchers. Laboratories were designed to be flexible, with modular casework that allows workers to configure the space as needed. The building is topped with a green roof. Project information and photographs are included.
Grand Valley State University Laker Turf Building.
Design Cost Data; v53 n6 , p52,53 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Profiles this LEED Gold long-span indoor sports field facility, positioned on the site to maximize daylighting, solar heating, and natural ventilation. Photovoltaics and a rainwater collection system are also featured. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this academic building with office space for 50 faculty and staff, three classrooms, a library, a learning center, a 175-seat auditorium, and an environment center for social gatherings. The contemporary structure blends the shape of a cathedral nave with that of a Connecticut barn, providing maximum performance in the New England climate. Extensive use of sustainable materials, rooftop photovoltaic panels, and a rainwater-harvesting system yielded a LEED Platinum facility. Project information and photographs are included.
LASALLE College of the Arts.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this arts campus with classrooms, studios, offices, an art shop, exhibition space, student center, faculty lounge, library, and study pods. The complex occupies a full block in the heart of Singapore. Six entrances from four different streets make the building accessible to both students and the public. The exterior walls, made of aluminum and black stone, enclose a canyon-like interior surrounded by glass and steel volumes. Bridges link the volumes and serve as performance platforms. Project information and photographs are included.
Laboratory Design; v14 n11 , p12 ; Nov 2009
Profiles the Conoco-Phillips Integrated Science Building at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. The three wings are connected by a central atrium and the outdoor quadrangle integrates into the natural landscape.
American School and University; v82 n3 , p105-148 ; Nov 2009
Profiles 39 higher education facilities, awarded for their adherence to the stated goal of the facility, their ability to enhance learning, functionality, and sustainability. Project information and photographs are included. (The URL for this citation links to the searchable database of American School and University Magazine s school design awards.)
Rector Science Complex Stuart Hall and James Hall, Dickinson College.
Design Cost Data; v53 n6 , p18,22,23 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Profiles this LEED Gold facility that was attached to an existing building to form a courtyard that functions as a social hub. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this new Princeton University academic building. The building's modern form, proportions, and patterned glass facade are drawn from surrounding buildings. Its green roof is the first on the Princeton campus. Other green features include an energy-efficient curtain-wall system, storm water controls, and bike parking facilities. Inside, classrooms and offices line the perimeter of the building, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide views and natural light. A three-story atrium fosters casual interaction between students and professors. Project information and photographs are included.
St. Edward's University New Residence and Dining Hall.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this student center that includes dormitory rooms for 300 beds, dining halls, a coffee house, and a health center. The design of the New Residence and Dining Hall is based that of a monastery. Both organize small private cells within the context of larger common areas, and both provide a transition from an outside world to an interior space. Several volumes encompass a glazed central interior, forming a canyon of sorts and providing a shared outdoor courtyard. Red glass panels add color to the otherwise monochromatic building. The courtyard connects to common areas, which in turn connect to private residences. Project information and photographs are included.
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this architecture school with design studios, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, conference rooms, exhibition space, computer labs, a library, reading room, model shop, and rooftop terrace and amphitheater. The project involved the partial reuse of a 1950s modernist office building on the site. To create a cohesive interior, the architects cut a large opening in each floor plate to form a light-filled central atrium, where a series of steel stairs and pedestrian bridges facilitate circulation and promote interaction among students and faculty members. Project information and photographs are included.
Harvard NW Science Building.
Architectural Record; v197 n11 , p108-113 ; Nov 2009
Profiles this new academic science building, which masks its considerable bulk via a zig-zag floor plan that prevents the viewing of the entire building at one time.
41 Cooper Square.
Architectural Record; v197 n11 , p96-101 ; Nov 2009
Profiles this addition to the Cooper Union, an architecturally distinctive modern building that is wrapped in a perforated stainless steel screen which helps mitigate heat gain in summer and retain heat in winter. Project information, plans, and photographs are included.
Price Center East.
Architectural Record; v197 n11 , p102-107 ; Nov 2009
Profiles this large expansion to a student union whose bulk is distributed through a series of interconnecting 'boxes.' The facility was immediately popular and is currently visited by 12,000 people each day.
America's Greenest Colleges.
Forbes; Oct 08, 2009
Presents Forbes Magazines list of greenest colleges, considering their participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Green Power Partnership," participation in the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and participation in a voluntary sustainability tracking program run by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Colleges also received credit for making the Princeton Review's "2010 Green Rating Honor Roll." A slideshow featuring the selected schools accompanies the article.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v12 n10 , p52-54 ; Oct 2009
Profiles two new and one remodeled university residence halls. Amenities include study and computer rooms, private bedrooms, attractive common areas, and kitchenettes.
Securing the Campus.
Planning for Higher Education; v50 n10 , p58-61 ; Oct 2009
Discusses the adoption of mass notification by higher education institutions, its upcoming inclusion in 2010 versions of the NFPA Fire Code, devices that are currently being employed in notification systems, and appropriate layering of the tiers in a system.
Carbon Neutral Now.
Metropolis; v29 n3 , p72-79 ; Oct 2009
Profiles Yale University's Kroon Hall, an office and seminar room that aims at carbon neutrality. Southern exposure of the longest side of the building harvests substantial daylight.
A Lesson in Sustainability.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 , p18-22 ; Sep 2009
Profiles the recycling of an outdated campus building into the new home for Arizona State University's School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability. The energy and water conservation features are described, as is the extensive recycled material content. Five additional environmentally conscious higher educational facilities are also cited in the article.
Laboratory Design; v14 n9 , p17 ; Sep 2009
Profiles recently built higher education laboratories at the University of Wisconsin, Florida Atlantic University, and Clemson University. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each are included.
Snapshots: Ten Colleges and Universities Put Sustainability to the Test.
Education Design+Construction; v12 n9 , p24-26 ; Sep 2009
Briefly reviews "green" facilities at ten higher education institutions in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.
Soaking up the Storm.
Hieber, Mark; King, Susan
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Describes how Lawrence Technological University responded to a mandate to control rainwater runoff with a green roof on its new student services building, graywater toilets, and bioswales. Project statistics, a list of design and construction participants, and list of materials used are included.
Living and Learning in a Sustainable Community.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 , p28-30,32 ; Sep 2009
Profiles The Commons at Vanderbilt University. The 300,000 square foot residential village consists of five new residence halls and five renovated ones, along with a freestanding dining facility. Each hall contains at least one classroom and a faculty apartment, along with music practice rooms and student amenities. The exteriors carefully match the historic campus architecture. Abundant sustainability features include extensive recycled content and extra insulation. Project statistics, a list of design and construction participants, and list of materials used are included.
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech.
Architectural Record; v197 n9 , p94-98 ; Sep 2009
Profiles this newly renovated 1928 building, featuring enthusiastic ornamentation that reflects the nature of research conducted in the building.
Sporting a New Look.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Profiles the newly renovated Memorial Field House at the University of Toledo. The exterior of the 1931 structure was preserved, but it now houses 54 classrooms, 70 faculty offices, a 250-seat auditorium, and a variety of educational support spaces. A list of materials used in the project is included.
Science Meets Faith in Azusa Pacific Building Project.
Laboratory Design; v14 n9 , p1,4-6 ; Sep 2009
Profiles this institution's new Segerstrom Science Center, detailing building statistics, project management, design and exterior detailing, and sustainability elements.
Web Exclusive: Laboratory Goes Through-the-Roof Green.
Profiles a new facility at Maine's Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, focusing on the design and insulation of more than eight inches of polyisocyanurate insulation in the roofing system that delivers extremely high R-values.
Green Up: Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design.
Recreation Management; v10 n9 , p28-33 ; Sep 2009
Discusses environmentally friendly trends in athletic facility design, with an emphasis on LEED certification. Examples of three higher education facilities are described.
School Construction News; v15 n6 , p16-18 ; Sep-Oct 2009
Profiles the University of Southern California's new School of Cinematic Arts. The modern interpretation of the early 20th-century California style blends with existing campus architecture. Details that contribute to the facilitys intended 100-year lifespan are described, with emphasis on sustainability and seismic stability.
Making the Connection.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Profiles the joining up of existing and new science buildings at McGill University. A variety of complex site, design, and historical context challenges were met by a collaborative team of occupants and designers. The new complex features abundant natural lighting, flexible laboratory and support spaces, and deference to the adjacent green slope of Mount Royal. A list of project participants and sustainability strategies is included.
Clearing the High-Rise Challenge.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Describes the University of Hawaii's new 12-story dormitory, with sub-metered air conditioning that can be charged back to the students. Specifications of the HVAC system are included.
Attention to Detail Makes WWU Building Unique.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Aug 2009
Profiles Western Washington Universitys new Academic Instructional Center, featuring natural ventilation, controlled daylighting, and a unique combination of concrete and steel construction.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p84 ; Aug 2009
Profiles Concordia College's Donald A Krenz Academic Center, selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The project was chosen for its ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of the project.
Facility Focus: Auditoriums/Performing Arts.
College Planning and Management; v12 n8 , p38 ; Aug 2009
Profiles Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center, featuring flexible theatre venues, networked gallery spaces, and modifiable acoustics in the main theatre.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Citations.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p20-34,36-44 ; Aug 2009
Profiles 17 gold, silver, and bronze citation winners in the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Healthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p85 ; Aug 2009
Profiles the San Antonio College Nursing and Allied Health Complex, selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The project was chosen for its ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of the project.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p14,16-19 ; Aug 2009
Profiles the two main winners in the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors competition. The Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School and the Harre Union at Valparaiso University were chosen for their ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Facility Focus: Student Centers/Health Services.
College Planning and Management; v12 n7 , p40,41 ; Jul 2009
Profiles new student health and services facilities at Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The respective service areas and sustainable features of these large buildings are described.
Rolling Hills Graduate Student Housing, Nova Southeastern University.
Design Cost Data; v53 n4 , p26,27 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Profiles this Florida dormitory that was built up from the original tunnel form shells of a previous golf resort building. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Texas Architect; v59 n4 , p54-59 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Profiles this new St. Edward's University residential village, consisting of dormitories housing student services on the ground floors, designed by internationally renowned architects.
$5.7 Million Residence Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification.
School Construction News; v12 n5 , p12,13 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Profiles a new 176-bed dormitory at Mount Holyoke College that achieved LEED Gold certification. Notable features are solar hot water, high recycled building content, 90% recycling of construction waste, and cork/bamboo flooring.
Loyola's Information Commons: Designed with Nature in Mind.
Facility Management Journal; v19 n4 , p58,60,61 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Reviews the extensive sustainability features of Chicago’s Loyola University Information Commons. These include a double-skin façade that manages heat flow and natural ventilation, abundant daylighting, recycled materials, and a sophisticated radiant heating system. The building yields a more than 50% energy savings over conventional buildings of its size.
Under the Lights: Athletic Facilities Take Center Stage in Establishing School Identities.
School Construction News; v12 n5 , p14-17 ; Jul-Aug 2009
Profiles athletic facilities at two universities and one high school. The new arena at Missouri State University features a dedicated student seating section and concourse, the University of Arizona facility features expanded and consolidated practice facilities for all indoor sports, and the Union City, New Jersey, high school football field was built on the roof of a new high school.
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p14 ; Jun 2009
Profiles three recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Tenth Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education.
School Planning and Management; v48 n6 , pE1-E56 ; Jun 2009
Recognizes 44 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices complete the supplement.
The Green Data Center.
Campus Technology; v22 n10 , p15,16,18 ; Jun 2009
Profiles the renovation of Utah State University's data center that included replacing an inefficient chilling system that used CFC refrigerant and server virtualization that reduced the size of the data center and the amount of cooling needed. Modular data centers in use at other universities are also described.
It's All about Flex-Ability.
Campus Technology; v22 n10 , p31,32,34,36 ; Jun 2009
Profiles Santa Clara University's Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library. This single building provides complete wireless coverage, traditional and flexible furnishings, abundant power access, and a variety of private and collaborative learning spaces.
A Good Neighbor.
College Planning and Management; v12 n6 , p20,22-24 ; Jun 2009
Describes how the Thomas Jefferson Medical College constructed a new building in consultation with the users and the surrounding neighborhood. The result was removal of surface parking to an underground lot and gain of 1.4 acres of green space.
A University in Detroit Pins New Hopes on Old Buildings.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v55 n36 , pA13,A14 ; May 08, 2009
Profiles urban revitalization underway in the area around Wayne State University. The university is reusing abandoned factories, and many crumbling mansions are being restored by faculty and staff.
Facility Focus: Libraries.
College Planning and Management; v12 n5 , p46,47 ; May 2009
Profiles new libraries at Chaminade University and Roberts Wesleyan College. Technology integration, sustainable design, and user amenities are described.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p22,23,29 ; May 2009
Profiles new higher education science laboratories in California, Michigan, Utah, and Ontario, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Olsen Hall, Nichols College.
Design Cost Data; v53 n3 , p28,29 ; May 2009
Profiles the renovation of this college's oldest dormitory into its most desirable one. Replaced windows, creation of false walls for insulation, new interior finishes, and bathroom remodeling are described. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Harvard Fits Large, Versatile Lab into Sensitive Campus Site.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p3,8-10 ; May 2009
Profiles Harvards Northwest Science Building, which accommodated neighborhood concerns over the buildings bulk by placing more than half the total square footage of the facility below grade, and incorporating three functioning green roofs. Placing much of the structure underground also allowed creation of ultra-low-vibration space for sensitive imaging equipment, and produced sustainability benefits by reducing material use and energy consumption.
Lab Honored for Dramatic Renovation of Key Space.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p12-14 ; May 2009
Profiles Carleton University's Steacie SuperLab, a large and open facility created from four previous cramped and dark laboratories. Opening the space allowed for a doubling of fume hood capacity and a 20 percent increase in student capacity. The former ring corridor was reconfigured with modular prep labs and office space for lab coordinators, and incorporated into the teaching environment with the addition of chalkboard walls for impromptu discussions.
Lab of the Year Combines Efficiency, Site Sensitivity.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p3-7,25 ; May 2009
Profiles Columbia University's Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus. The facility was sited for minimal environmental impact, preserving views, avoiding runoff, and minimizing disturbance to the landscape. A high office-to-laboratory ratio is accompanied by daylit atriums for casual interaction.
Grow Your Green Campus Organically.
Campus Technology; v22 n9 , p30-34 ; May 2009
Profiles the coordinated sustainability efforts at Michigan's Delta College. These grew out of the college's facilities department, and were aided by their joining the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Coordination of the sustainability task force, reconfiguration of the schedule to curb HVAC use, and the execution of an energy use inventory are addressed.
ASU Polytechnic Green.
Architecture Week; , pB1.1-B1.3 ; Apr 22, 2009
Profiles the new academic complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Horizontal shades allow daylighting while protecting the building from extreme desert sun. Shaded walkways and courtyards create outdoor circulation areas that do not require air conditioning, photovoltaic panels adorn the roof, bioswales capture rainwater, and native plantings are used.
Facility Focus: Sports and Fitness Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v12 n4 , p81-83 ; Apr 2009
Profiles fitness and athletic medicine centers at the University of Oregon, Texas A&M University, and Providence College.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p16 ; Apr 2009
Profiles recently built laboratories at Vanderbilt University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Washington, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Univ. of Miami Takes Integrated Approach to Biomedical Research and Support Services.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p1-5 ; Apr 2009
Profiles the University of Miami's Biomedical Research Building. Descriptions of the research spaces, support facilities, and sophisticated HVAC system and exhausts are included.
Paradise Put in Place of a Parking Lot.
Landscape Architecture; v99 n4 , p42,44,46,48-52,54,56,57 ; Apr 2009
Profiles the University of California Santa Barbara's transformation of a parking lot already under construction into a restored coastal wetland. The extensive collaboration of university officials, landscape architects, and biologists is described, as is the resulting much-admired natural landscape.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts: The Arrival of Spring in the Facilities Industry.
Journal of Building Information Modeling; , p16,17 ; Spring 2009
Profiles this new academic building that used building information modeling (BIM). BIM was requested by the main donor because they had realized significant savings on a previous project through BIM.
Laboratory Design; v14 n3 , p15 ; Mar 2009
Profiles a recently built laboratory at Georgia State University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Below the Horizon.
Canadian Architect; v54 n3 , p20-25 ; Mar 2009
Profiles the Choice First Centre for Health and Wellness at Canada's University of Lethbridge. Substantial portions of the building are underground, preserving campus views and mitigating the large bulk of the building. Photographs, plans, and sectional views accompany the text.
St. Cloud Technical College and Workforce Center.
Architecture Minnesota; , p40-43,62 ; Mar-Apr 2009
Profiles this addition to an disliked, sprawling, one-story community college that offers a lively atrium and easier wayfinding to student services, laboratories, and classrooms.
Socio-cultural Sustainability of Future Learning Environments: the Case of the New Kuwait University Campus.
Open House International; v34 n1 , p68-74 ; Mar 2009
Investigates the impact of social and cultural requirements on the sustainability of future learning environmentz. The case of New Kuwait University City in Shedadiyah is used to illustrate how current social and cultural requirements impact the design of a future university campus and inhibit the production of a sustainable environment. Among several socio-cultural factors, the paper focuses on two significant aspects that have dramatically affected the development of the master plan for the New University City; namely separation of students sexes and car parking requirements. The first requirement was mandated by a parliament decree to build two separate campuses; one for male students and the other for female students. The implementation of this requirement resulted in the duplication of many educational facilities and immensely increased space and budget requirements. The second requirement reflected dependency on automobiles as primary means of transportation in Kuwait. It resulted in a necessity to allocate large areas of land for vehicular traffic and car parking. These two requirements created a great challenge towards achieving the required level of sustainability. The paper concludes that while recognizing that accommodating clients social and cultural requirements is necessary for the application of a comprehensive sustainability strategy, these requirements might work against achieving required levels of other aspects of sustainability.TO ORDER: http://www.openhouse-int.com/volissudisplay.php?xvolno=34_1
Charles Hostler Student Center.
Architecture Minnesota; , p32,33,54 ; Mar-Apr 2009
Profiles the ecologically friendly Hostler Center at the American University of Beirut. The building responds to the Mediterranean climate by being oriented to ocean breezes and by allowing occupants to move between lower-level shaded areas during the day, to the cool rooftops at night.
Texas Architect; v59 n2 , p52-57 ; Mar-Apr 2009
Profiles the conversion of an office complex into a Houston Community College campus. Finishes that were preserved and enlivening of the interior spaces are described.
Design for Communication: Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Classroom Spaces.
Open House International; v34 n1 , p26-34 ; Mar 2009
Examines faculty and student satisfaction with classrooms in an unnamed university facility in the midwest. The two-story, 95,000 square foot building was dedicated for use by the entire campus with no college or department given permanent classroom space. The facilitys classrooms were designed to incorporate state-of-the-art communications technology including television monitors, DVD and video cassette recorders, overhead projectors and slide projectors, video presenters, and hook-ups for computers and CD, tape and other audio equipment. A post-occupancy evaluation (POE) survey of 125 faculty and 5,048 students using the facility indicated that the majority of faculty and students were satisfied with it. However, problems were cited including: difficulty in using equipment, uncomfortable room temperatures and seating, and a sterile environment.TO ORDER: http://www.openhouse-int.com/volissudisplay.php?xvolno=34_1
Does Place Really Matter to Students with Learning Disabilities? A Study of Three University Campuses.
Open House International; v34 n1 , p75-81 ; Mar 2009
Examines the role of "place" as a component of academic success for those students with learning disabilities (LD). Methodology included both literature review and the development of a case study analysis of three post-secondary institutions in the United States. The conclusion of the research reveals three specific components of the physical environment that hold an increased value for a student with LD. These are wayfinding, formal learning spaces, and disability services spaces. The key to integrating a sense of place with the needs of students with LD is moving beyond meeting the minimum standards of the legal mandates and bridging the principles of universal design to the built environment.
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p12,14 ; Feb 2009
Profiles four recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Gwathmey Siegel Associates Sparks Controversy with an Addition to Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.
Amelar, Sarah; Lewis, Michael J.
Architectural Record; v197 n2 , p54-61 ; Feb 2009
Profiles the renovation of and addition to the Yale Art and Architecture Building. The controversial 1963 structure was restored to its original appearance, but with modern systems and a new addition by the restoring firm.
Case Study: Diablo Valley College Goes Wireless to Integrate with Network Security.
Doors and Hardware; v73 n2 , p20-22 ; Feb 2009
Profiles this institution's use of wireless locks to retrofit an older building for increased access control. Proximity card access and a key override are featured.
2009 Renovation and Construction Showcase.
The Bulletin; v 77 n1 , p14-26 ; Jan 2009
Profiles ten new and renovated higher education student centers. Building statistics and photographs accompany brief descriptions of the facilities.
Citations of Excellence Awards 2009: Creative Buildings Contribute to the Learning Experience.
Learning By Design; n18 , p6-10 ; 2009
Briefly profiles 14 school facilities and their respective design firms, cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition as being thoughtful, compact, and regionally inspired.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleges and Universities.
Learning By Design; n18 , p 145-158 ; 2009
Profiles 14 higher education facilities cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: email@example.com
Facility Focus: Community Colleges.
College Planning and Management; v12 n1 , p89-91 ; Jan 2009
Profiles three new community college academic buildings, all of which feature comfortable classrooms, sophisticated technology, natural lighting, and acoustical isolation.
Laboratory Design; v14 n1 , p15 ; Jan 2009
Profiles the Max Planck Society laboratory at Florida Atlantic University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Off the Shelf: High-Tech Library ushers in the Digital Age at University of Nevada.
School Construction News; v12 n1 , p16-18 ; Jan-Feb 2009
Profiles the new library at the University of Nevada, featuring an advanced automated book retrieval and reshelving system that adapts to the frequency of use, study rooms with plasma screens, wireless network, a cafe, and daylighting.
A Well-Centered Campus.
Texas Architect; v59 n1 , p46-51 ; Jan-Feb 2009
Profiles Rice University's Brochstein Pavilion, a cyber-cafe constructed adjacent to the library. It's transparent design creates a light-infused space that also illuminates a previously dark area of the campus at night. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Sense of Place: Lowerre Family Terrace at Marymount Manhattan College.
University Business; v12 n1 , p12 ; Jan 2009
Profiles this social space created on the roof of an existing campus building. The plantings and waterfall made with stones from around the world are featured.
Aftermath: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
Iowa Architect; 09:269 , p22,23 ; Jan 2009
Profiles this new University of Iowa sorority house that was built after a tornado destroyed the original. The architectural style, improvements in accommodations and amenities, and reuse of some materials from the destroyed structure are cited.
Fusion Buildings: New Trend with Some Old Roots.
Planning for Higher Education; v37 n2 , p44-51 ; Jan 2009
Examines how many traditional stand-alone student services have been combined into facilities that co-house dormitories, dining facilities, unions, and recreational facilities. The article examines some of the historical precedents of these new "fusion" facilities phenomenon, gives relevant examples, and discusses advantages and disadvantages of this new building type. Includes three references.
The Serious Matter of Informal Learning.
Planning for Higher Education; v37 n2 , p18-25 ; Jan 2009
Traces the development of three key types of "learning centers" intended as the university's primary support for informal learning, and raises questions about the limitations of this approach to campus development. These locations are the library, the information commons, and the learning commons. The Saltire Center learning commons at Glasgow Caledonian University is featured, and 20 references are included.
Universal Design: It's for Everyone.
College Planning and Management; v12 n1 , p15-17 ; Jan 2009
Discusses universal design at higher education institutions, highlighting the accomplishments of Pennsylvania's Edinboro University. Extensive ramping, special testing facilities for ADHD students, online courses, and handicap-accommodating dormitories are featured.
Students in My Backyard: Housing at the Campus Edge and Other Emerging Trends in Residential Development.
Martin, John; Allen, Mark
Planning for Higher Education; v37 n2 , p26-33 ; Jan 2009
Examines the high stakes for universities and colleges in campus housing provision. From competing for prospective students and environmental bragging rights to contesting for space on the typical campus, institutions face a fundamentally different landscape than they did when housing previous generations of students. A national sampling of student residential projects and housing data is examined to provide some indication of emerging trends. Examples of recent campus housing developments illustrate the text. Universities and colleges are increasingly looking to the campus edge, will challenge themselves to build sustainably, and will partner or compete with private developers in a variety of contexts. These emerging trends are set against the already-established trend that finds students experiencing and expecting more luxurious accommodations than were once typical. Includes 11 references.
Learning Space Design and Student Work: Research Implications for Design Processes and Elements.
Educause Quarterly; v32 n1 ; 2009
Recounts one college's attempts to develop an understanding of the ways students engage with the campus while working on course assignments. There are three critical factors campus leaders need to understand for effective learning space design: 1) It is critical to understand student uses of study spaces. Space design and resource allocation processes frequently align with organizational boundaries within the institution. Having data about the ways students use spaces can help focus planning discussions on student needs instead. 2) Initial research suggests significant variation by class year in the ways that students report seeking curricular support. This finding has important implications for the inventory and array of study spaces on campus. 3) Study spaces available to students must align with the work demanded of them.
Profiles this 400-student dormitory at the Catholic University of America, whose potentially monolithic massing is broken up by vertical portions that emulate the campus' predominantly Gothic style. Details are included on its sustainability features and the interior layout. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
A Common Good.
Inform; v20 n5 , p17-21 ; 2009
Profiles a new University of Virginia central plant that places air handling units on top of thoughtfully designed administrative and mechanical spaces, all hidden from public view by its siting behind a stadium. Building statistics, photographs, and a list of project participants are included.
UTEP's Bhutanese Campus Goes Modern.
Texas Architect; v59 n1 , p38,39 ; Jan-Feb 2009
Reviews the history behind the University of El Paso's adoption of and adherence to Bhutanese architecture for its campus. Efforts to thoroughly understand Bhutanese architectural principles and vocabulary, rather than to merely mimic their designs are discussed, as are strategies for creating modern academic buildings within an indigenous oriental design.
Stanford Lab Embodies Goals for Interdisciplinary Research.
Laboratory Design; v14 n1 , p10-12 ; Jan 2009
Profiles Stanford University's Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Engineering (Y2E2) Building. The interdisciplinary facility is daylit by atriums that illuminates even the subterranean floor. Interdisciplinary contact is achieved by assigning space according to research topics, rather than academic discipline, and extensive interior glazing exposes laboratory and classroom activities to all occupants.
Uses of Labs and Learning Spaces.
van den Blink, Clare
Educause Quarterly; v32 n1 ; 2009
Reviews the process for modification to computer laboratory spaces at Cornell University. A key aspect of the research was to conduct several focus groups across a diverse cross-section of lab users and other campus stakeholders. Observations of lab use and staff feedback provided a long-term view of how the lab spaces are actually used and helped them identify needs for future designs. Because their research findings indicated multiple and varied uses of a single space, they also reviewed research findings from another project that implemented a "smart classroom" in a small space previously used as a computer lab. The changes to the space were minor, with the focus on what technologies could best be used to enhance teaching and learning. Results showed positive teaching outcomes when implementing smart-classroom technologies. Includes four references.
College Planning and Management; v12 n1 , p25,28 ; Jan 2009
Discusses integration of three-dimensional technology into instructional facilities, describing the installation at Notre Dame.
Rx for Platinum.
High Performing Buildings; , p6-10,12-16 ; Winter 2009
Profiles the Oregon Health and Science University Center for Health and Healing. The high performance facility outperforms the Oregon energy code by 60 percent, and features 100 percent capture and reuse of rainwater, onsite sewage treatment and reuse of wastewater, a green roof, photovoltaics, and high-efficiency microturbines in the heating/power plant. The building achieved LEED Platinum certification and set the state record for the greatest number of energy conservation measures incorporated into a single building.