STUDENT HOUSING DESIGN
Information on dormitories, residence halls, and other housing for school and university students, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Living on Campus. Trends and Analysis. 2012 College Housing Report
(College Planning and Management, Jun 2012)
Residence halls are evolving from basic sleeping spaces to fully furnished homes away from home for students. This 11th annual survey of college residence hall construction is based on data from 50 projects opened or opening between August 2011 and 2013. Twenty-one are in operation, 15 will open for the fall semester, and the others are currently under construction. Together they will house 26,691 students in 9M sq. ft. Their total cost is more than $2B. 11p.
University Housing Fires (2007-2009)
(U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA, Topical Fire Report Series , Aug 2011)
Addresses the characteristics of university housing fires reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting Systems between 2007 and 2009; an estimated 3,800 university housing fires occurred in the United States each year. 12p
Trends in Campus Housing: A Critical Component When Planning Your Campus' Learning Environment. [Webcast CD]
(Society for College and University Planning and the Association of College & University Housing Officers–International , Apr 2009)
As the college campus evolves into a single grand educational experience, the lines between classrooms, residence halls, administration, and student services blur. This webcast explores the multiple trends that are impacting campus housing and residential life—and how those trends are being articulated in the design of residential housing facilities.TO ORDER: https://appl.acuho-i.org/acuhoi
(Jonathan Levi Architects, Boston, MA , 2007)
Presents this 2007 grand prize winning entry in the 21st Century Project Design Competition of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. The design uses modular construction to create extreme flexibility in floor plans and pricing options for the institution. 35p.
Princeton University Design Standards: 2.4 Dormitory Design
(Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Mar 2006)
This describes Princeton University's dormitory buildings, provides code references, outlines review and procedural guidelines, and details considerations for dormitory design. 23p.
Beginning a Better Dialogue: An Executive Summary of the 21st Century Project Summit. [Prototype Residential Facility and Experience for the 21st Century]
(Association of College and University Housing Officers–International (ACUHO-I) , 2006)
This is a multi-phased initiative leading to the construction of a new, state-of-the-art residential facility for colleges and universities. In addition to creating one or more prototype residential facilities on several campuses, the project will assist colleges and universities in designing new residential facilities that reflect the ever-changing roles that residences play in the collegiate experience.
Impact of Sprinklers on the Fire Hazard in Dormitories: Day Room Fire Experiments.
(U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD , Jun 2004)
Reports on a series of experiments where fires were initiated in days rooms with and without fire sprinklers, and open to the corridor of an abandoned dormitory. Descriptions of the building construction, the fuel load in the day rooms, and the location of the instrumentation used to measure temperature and heat flux in the day room and the adjacent corridor are included. Smoke alarm activation and sprinkler activation times are also reported. The results from the experiments comparing the sprinklered and non-sprinklered day room are presented, demonstrating the life safety benefits of smoke alarms and automatic fire sprinkler systems in college dormitories. 88p.Report NO: NISTIR 7120
Planning and Achieving Successful Student Affairs Facilities Projects : New Directions for Student Services.
(John Wiley & Sons, Apr 2003)
This sourcebook for student affairs professionals provides step-by-step guidelines in building a successful college facility project, including residence halls, student unions, dining services, recreation and wellness centers, and campus grounds. Chapters explore balancing multiple needs through innovative facility design, options for financing residence hall renovation and construction, and the relationship between housing programs and facilities and the institution's education mission. Applicable information on assembling the project team, the role of communication, and ten key lessons for facilities planning, renovation, and building are also presented. Lessons learned in the field are explored as well. 112p.
Eliminating Humidity and Condensation Problems in University Dormitories: Case Study.
Chen, Hui;Hugghins, Joel; Bruner, Homer; Zhu, Yiwen; Turner, W. D.; Deng, Song Deng; Claridge, David.
(California Commissioning Collaborative, Sacramento , Jan 2003)
Presents the investigation and follow-up efforts that identified reasons and corrective measures for high humidity levels in the living areas of two Texas A&M dormitories. The paper describes how the dormitories were affected by excessive humidity by verifying design and existing HVAC systems, diagnosing humidity problems, and then recommending continuous commissioning measures implemented to deal with these problems. High humidity was attributed to largely to excess infiltration of unconditioned outside air, and to lack of effective airflow pathways within the buildings. 10p.
Campus Housing Construction
Dunkel, Norbert; Grimm, James
(The Association of College and University Housing Officers, International, Columbus, OH, 2003)
This book takes the reader through all the stages of constructing new campus housing, from initial concept to closing documents. New products, techniques, and processes are highlighted. The book includes: a look at college housing through history; a description of project delivery methods; a discussion of design and construction processes; examples of projects; statistics from projects constructed in 2001; and a discussion of LEED. Includes figures, diagrams, charts, and tables. 173p.
Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities.
Neuman, David J.
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. , 2003)
This book provides in depth information that is needed to initiate a variety of building projects on a diverse range of college and university campuses. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, the book combines highly illustrative, specialized material from industry leaders with nuts-and-bolts design guidelines. The nine chapters focus on: (1) "Campus Planning" (David J. Neuman); (2) "The New University and Sustainability: Recent Case Studies" (David Nelson) (3) "Libraries/Learning Centers" (John Ruble); (4) "Academic Buildings and Professional Schools" (Graham S. Wyatt); (5) "Science Teaching and Research Facilities" (Michael C. Lauber); (6) "Housing" (Charles M. Davis); (7) "Athletics and Recreation Facilities" (Roy V. Viklund); (8) "Social and Support Facilities" (James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran); and (9) "Cultural Centers" (Jean Marie Gath and Debra Waters.) 311p.TO ORDER: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030; Tel: 201-748-6011
Dormitory Fires. [Topical Fire Research Series]
(U.S. Fire Administration, Emmitsburg, MD, Mar 2001)
Each year in the U.S. there are an estimated 1,300 fires in high school, private and prep school, and university dormitories. These fires are responsible for less than 5 deaths, and approximately 50 injuries, and $4.1 million in property loss annually. This topical report examines the characteristics of fires coded in the National Fire Incident Reporting System occuring in dormitories. Subjects examined include loss measures, time of year, cause, materials ignited, injuries, smoke alarm performance, and conclusions. 3p.
The Jackson State University Honors Dormitory: An Evaluation of Design, Construction, and Maintenance. Report to the Mississippi Legislature.
(Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, Mississippi Legislature , Dec 27, 2000)
This report assesses (1) whether the Jackson State University (JSU) Honors Dormitory required nearly $1 million in repairs two years after it was built because of inappropriate design, construction, and maintenance; and (2) if the state or university has legal recourse to recover damages resulting from inferior design and/or construction specifications. Findings reveal that JSU did not effectively investigate or identify existing subsurface water collection problems at the site. Also, the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) did not assure that the dormitory was properly maintained when JSU failed to resolve the groundwater problem. Neither JSU nor the Department of Finance and Administration has legal recourse to recover damages to pay the repair expenses. Recommendations suggest (1)a high-level JSU review of the university's preventive maintenance plan, (2)a JSU review of the distribution of maintenance responsibilities between facility maintenance staff and the student affairs staff to determine effective maintenance methods, and (3) the adoption of a uniform policy for preventive and emergency maintenance programs for all campus facilities. Concluding sections present responses to the report. 50p.
(Spon Press, London , 2000)
This book explores how universities relate their built environment to academic discourse, asserting that the character of universities is often a charming dialogue between order and disarray. It contains numerous photographs and building plans for campuses throughout the world. In part 1, "The Campus," chapters are: (1) "Academic Mission and Campus Planning"; (2) "Masterplans or Development Frameworks"; (3) "Picturesque Enclosure versus Rational Planning"; (4) "Practical Problems" (which addresses circulation, defining the center, skyline, defining the edge, establishing the footprint of key buildings, computing on campus, landscape design, environmentalism on the campus, the problem of the inner-city campus, and funding and implementation); (5) "Sustainable Development and the Campus"; and (6) "Crime, Politics and the University Campus." In part 2, "Buildings," chapters are: (7) "Libraries and Learning Resource Centers"; (8) "Laboratories and Research Buildings"; (9) "Special Functions: Special Forms" (including discussion of sports halls and physical recreation, lecture theaters, and medical schools); (10) "Art, Design and Music Departments"; (11) "General Teaching Space"; and (12) "Student Housing." Part 3, "Conclusions," contains chapter 13, "Why Does the University Campus Matter?" addressing design ideals and innovative technologies, the campus as a work of art, the evolution of building types, experiments in sustainable design, building bridges with the community, new growth and a fresh paradigm, and the campus of the future. 164p.TO ORDER: Spon Press, 29 W. 35th St., New York, NY 10001
College and University Apartment Housing.
Casey-Powell, Deborah, Ed.
(Association of College and University Housing Officers - International, Columbus, OH , 1999)
The purpose of this book is to update housing professionals on the current issues and future trends facing college and university apartment operations. Its chapters are: (1) "The History of Apartment Housing"; (2) "Research in Apartment Housing; (3) "Community Services and Programming: A Search for Balance"; (4) "Legal, Safety, and Operational Issues"; (5) "Facilities Management" ; (6) "Renovation and Redevelopment of Apartment Facilities"; (7) "Multicultural Models and Campus Ecology Theory: Applications to Diversity in Apartment Communities"; (8) "Staff Training and Development: A Key to Successful Organization"; (9) "Student Governments within Apartment Housing"; (10) "Mental Health in Apartment Housing: A Spectrum of Issues and Services"; (11) "A Look into the Future of Child Care Options in Apartment Housing"; and (12) "Future Trends in Apartment Housing". 216p.
Campus Housing Construction and Renovation: An Analysis of Cost and Design.
Grimm, James C.; Dunkel, Norbert W.
(Association of College and University Housing Officers - International, Columbus, OH , 1999)
This monograph provides ideas and information to those professionals involved in planning and developing student living environments. 42 institutions throughout the United States and Canada provided information on 25 new construction projects (12 apartment-type facilities, 13 outlining suite-type arrangements and other non-apartment-type facilities) and 17 renovation projects. The results and analysis of this information are divided into three categories: new construction, renovation, and food service. Construction summary data and floor plans are provided for each facility's project. 132p.
Special Planning for Special Places
Rickes, Persis, ed.
(Society for College and University Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997)
This anthology of articles explores the impact of special spaces on the campus learning environment. Articles have been selected from past issues of Planning for Higher Education and organized into sections on four core spaces: cultural, instructional, student and outdoor. Article titles include "Planning for Museums on Campus", "What Size Libaries for 2010", "Design Criteria for Effective Classrooms", "The New College Bookstore", "The Neglected Campus Landscape", and "New-Wave Student Housing". 141TO ORDER: Society for College and University Planning, 311 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2211; Tel: 734-998-7832.
Special Planning for Special Spaces. Selected Articles from "Planning for Higher Education."
Rickes, Persis, Ed.
(Society for College and University Planning, Ann Arbor, MI , 1997)
Presents articles from the journal "Planning for Higher Education" organized around four core spaces commonly found on a college or university campus: cultural spaces, instructional spaces, student spaces, and outdoor spaces. Each article contains references. 143p.
School Boarding Accommodation. A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 84.
Wilson, Jeremy; Lloyd-Jones, Liz; Carden, Tom; Daniels, Richard
(Department for Education and Employment, London (England) , 1997)
Provides non-statutory guidance to those responsible for briefing, designing, and managing boarding accommodations across all school sectors. Describes good practice and its implications for residential accommodations. Presents a checklist in its concluding section that includes specifics on site planning, boarding-facilities organization, main and ancillary accommodations, special educational needs, furnishings and fittings, environmental design, and health and safety. (Contains 31 references.)
Campus Architecture: Building in the Groves of Academe.
Dober, Richard P.
(McGraw-Hill, New York, NY , 1996)
This book describes, defines, and documents campus architectural designs. The book's subjects include how computerized libraries, changing physical education and recreational needs, and new alternative campus housing affect design; techniques of design rehabilitation, repair, and renovation of existing campuses; design strategies for instructional buildings, research facilities, libraries and information centers, sports facilities, and campus housing; advice for integrating environmental, conservation, and aesthetic considerations within the same project; and how to provide long-term durability and economy in operations and meet project and construction budget targets. Further, the book presents fully illustrated case studies of the best in recent campus designs and redesigns, along with in-depth analyses of why these facilities work so well and how they achieve their goals. 258p.TO ORDER: McGraw-Hill, 11 W. 19th St., New York, NY 10011.
Housing for New Types of Students.
Molloy, Larry; Moses, Vicki; Zachar, Sy
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , Jul 1977)
Examines the impact on student housing of the changing demographic pattern of college students which now includes more of the following constituencies: 1) women students and single women with children; 2) diverse adult students; 3) older students; 4) handicapped students; 5) part-time students; and 6) foreign students. Examples are given of how some colleges and universities have responded to the dual problem of filling academic and residential space and making themselves and their dormitories accessible to new types of students. Information sources are supplied for the programs described. 82p.
Student Initiated Housing: A Report on Student Involvement in the Creation of Student Housing.
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , Jun 1973)
Provides an overview of the students-housing-students movement; covers the development of selected groups; describes housing where student groups lease, purchase, or even develop their own living quarters; and reviews the process of setting up a student housing orgainization. Appendix contains addresses of case study organizations. 163p.
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , Sep 1972)
Explores economical ways to provide better housing for students. The report advocates humanizing existing dormitories by changing the standard double rooms into suites of bedrooms sharing a living room. For colleges needing new residences it recommends building suites or apartment-type accommodations since colleges that have used these approaches report warm response from their students. The report also touches on alternatives to traditional methods for obtaining new residences through management techniques, leasing buildings or forming co-ops. 84p.
Bricks and Mortarboards. A Report on College Planning and Building.
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , 1966)
Presents discussions on the current status of the college classroom, laboratory, library, dormitory, and campus planning. Chapters by various authors emphasize that the new classroom buildings and lecture halls should enable fewer teachers to teach more students, which can be achieved only in large teaching areas or in small areas linked electronically; emphasize flexibility that can be attained by nonpermanent partitions and exposed, well-mounted utility feed lines; discuss problems libraries face in housing ever-expanding collections and accommodating the new technologies that have become part of the modern library; report on house plan, core plans, and other arrangements which provide more pleasant physical surroundings and further educational objectives by providing live or electronic aids to learning, and focus on theaters, museums, recital halls, health centers, college unions, and research facilities.
College Students Live Here. A Study of College Housing.
Riker, Harold C.; Lopez, Frank G.
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , 1961)
Provides a broad overview of problems and practices in the design of college housing facilities. Major topics include: 1) characteristics of student populations, 2) types of housing solutions; 3) environmental components and criteria, 4) planning methods, and 5) financing considerations. Specific material is included on housing for graduate and married students and faculty. A large number of examples are included showing existing solutions, with photographs and floor plans. 159p.
References to Journal Articles
Lock And Roll. University Working Groups Agree to Update Dorm Locks
Jensen, Ralph C.
Campus Technology; Jul 2012
Describes how Princeton University retrofitted more than 3,200 doors with a new, state-of-the-art wireless locking system.
Passive-House Dormitory Receives Certification
ED+C; Jun 28, 2012
TerraHaus, North America’s first Passive-House student dormitory located on the Unity College campus in Unity, Maine, has received official certification from the Passive House Institute U.S.
WPI to Build New Residence Hall
WPI News Release; May 30, 2012
Announces Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) development of a 258-bed, 89,000-square-foot, apartment-style student residence hall. This green building was designed by Boston-based ADD Inc. to meet LEED standards and the design celebrates the work of Michael Faraday, a British scientist, chemist, physicist, and philosopher who lived from 1791 to 1867.
Student Accommodation Addresses Global Issues of Sustainability and Conservation
World Architecture News; Mar 13, 2012
Description of Charles David Keeling Apartments located at the University of California San Diego. The design employs a suite of tactics to address Southern California's pressing environmental challenges of storm water management, water scarcity, and carbon emissions, providing a model of sustainable living and a pilot for future campus development.
Solving the Puzzle of Residential Life
College Planning and Management; Mar 2012
Advocates for a well-planned and well-executed residential master plan that thoroughly explores programmatic opportunities and challenges and provides an institution with a more rational approach to managing those many residential buildings on the campus map. At the very least, it will save money by illustrating where a university’s housing assets are and putting costs in perspective.
Biscayne Commons Dormitory, Johnson & Wales University
Design Cost Data; , p20-22 ; Feb 2012
Case study of new North Miami, Florida dormitories that are cost-effective and were built in a twelve month time frame.
Bard College Shines
Facilities Manager; Feb 2012
Discusses new solar thermal panels for hot water at two residential halls at Bard College in New York, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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.
Let the Sunshine (and Students) In
College Planning and Management; , p26-29 ; Dec 2011
Selecting windows and doors for today's student residence renovation and new construction projects requires a balanace between energy efficiency, durability, cost, sustainability, and aesthetics.
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.
Campus Apartments and CUBE 3 Collaborate on Largest Project in Shippensburg University History
School Construction News; Nov 17, 2011
Pennsylvania's Shippensburg University will break ground on the first of its three-phase, on-campus housing project — the largest project in the university’s history.
Indiana University Pushes for Green Living in Residence Halls
American School and University; Nov 10, 2011
Describes a program at Indiana University in Bloomington that enables students to have their residence hall rooms certified as “green.” Program specifies 40 criteria that students can review to determine whether their rooms qualify as green. A room must meet at least 20 of the criteria to be certified as green.
The Lap of Luxury
College Planning and Management; , p25-28 ; Nov 2011
Upscale, homey and robust, today's residence hall bathrooms are more than just necessary rooms. Describes how to provide a great bathroom renovation.
Energy Commitments for Green Schools. A Study for Carbon Neutrality: the Impact of Decisions, Design and Energy.
de Angel, Yanel
American School and University; Oct 2011
Transforming decisionmaking processes regarding energy efficiency can affect the design of an education building. Discusses factors affecting the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint of a building, and describes several steps and considerations required during the design, construction and life cycle of a building to achieve carbon neutrality. Provides a case study of a residence hall at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Building to Student Demand.
Student Housing Business; Aug 10, 2011
Colleges and universities are calling on architects and designers to create quality spaces that enhance student living and build a life experience around the academic and social nature of college. Describes projects at Rutgers University, University of Akron, Shippensburg State University, Dean College, University of Michigan, Baylor, Georgetown, University of Houston, and more.
College Planning and Management; v14 n8 , p27,28,30,31 ; Aug 2011
Profiles Emerson College's Paramount Center, a renovated 1932 movie house that the college converted into a three theatres, a shop, performing arts teaching and office spaces, and dormitory housing for 262 students. Careful attention to the preservation and restoration of historical details is highlighted, as is acoustical attenuation between spaces of different functions.
Privatized Housing: A Market Matures.
College Planning and Management; v14 n7 , p4 ; Jul 2011
Cites the experiences of two universities in fulfilling housing shortages through privately developed housing. Advantages of the agreements and advice to those considering privatized higher education housing are discussed.
Living on Campus: 2011 College Housing Report.
College Planning and Management; v14 n6 , p21,22,24,26,28,30 ; Jun 2011
Describes trends in construction and space use of college residence halls. Tables and graphs are included for cost and size, technologies and amenities, cost per square foot, cost per bed, and median square foot per bed. The report also includes surveys on satisfaction with results and plans for renovations and upgrades in the next five years.
Major Trends in University Residence Halls.
Building Design and Construction; v52 n5 , p24-30,32 ; May 2011
Discusses trends in college dormitory design and amenities. Improved student accommodations are at the forefront of higher education's competition for students. This article highlights mixed-use, amenity-laden, and technologically enabled student residences, as well as advising on partnerships with developers, neighborhood relations, and sustainability.
Eastern Mennonite U Dashboard Educates Residents on Energy Use.
Campus Technology; Mar 30, 2011
Describes how Eastern Mennonite University, a small liberal arts Christian college in Virginia, is making an energy usage dashboard available to the campus residents and visitors for its newest residence hall, a LEED-certifiable dorm.
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.
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.
Sustainable Living at Marshall University.
College Planning and Management; v13 n10 , p50,52,54 ; Oct 2010
Describes the early sustainability successes of Marshall University's Department of Housing and Residence Life. A variety of large and small achievements are listed, headed by the saving of $190,000 in utilities costs. Changing resident behavior constitutes another significant sustainability success. Plans for future efforts highlight the Department's intention on becoming a campus leader in sustainable practices.
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.
American School and University; v82 n13 , p113-120 ; Aug 2010
Profiles eight winning residence hall projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
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.
No Reservations: Transforming Hotels into Housing.
University Business; Jul 2010
Creating student housing from a hotel requires a clear vision. This describes how to make it happen.
Living on Campus: 2010 College Housing Report.
College Planning and Management; v13 n5 , p22,24-26,28,30,32-34 ; May 2010
Describes trends in construction and space use of college residence halls. Tables and graphs are included for cost and size, technologies and amenities, cost per square Foot, cost per bed, and median square foot per bed. The report also includes surveys on satisfaction with results and plans for renovations and upgrades in the next five years.
ASHRAE Journal; v52 n5 , p20-22,24 ; May 2010
Addresses challenges and solutions for LEED-Silver (New Construction) certification for air conditioning a dormitory that regularly must content with 100-degree F temperatures. Architects and engineers must consider building design, energy efficiency, IAQ and thermal comfort, innovation, operation and maintenance, and cost effectiveness, all within university evolving targets. Follow-up includes instructing students on window use.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v13 n3 , p56-58 ; Mar 2010
Profiles three new higher education residence halls, highlighting quality design, sustainable features, and amenities.
The Case for Traditional On-Campus Housing.
Fish, C. Timothy
School Construction News; v16 n2 , p12,13 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Discusses the benefits of traditional on-campus housing, with shared common areas and bathrooms. Student interaction and relationships are enhanced in this scheme, whereas apartment-style rooms tend to promote isolation.
College Planning and Management; v13 n3 , p32,34,36,38 ; Mar 2010
Discusses the involved evolution of residence hall furniture. Pieces found in residence halls today are more home-like than what was used years ago. Expectations for flexibility, privacy, aesthetics, security, and sustainability are described.
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.
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.
Facilities Funding Thaws.
Roger Bruszewski; Jung, Sam; Turner, Jeffrey
Business OFficer; Jan 2010
Discusses the trend toward public-private partnerships in higher education construction. Privatized housing is highlighted, as are benefits of federal stimulus funds and the tight bond market. Examples of seven creatively funded capital projects are described.
Get The Picture.
School Construction News; Nov 10, 2009
Using a student housing project at the University of Dallas as an example, this explains how BIM modeling enables facility owners to evaluate costs alongside the construction team of architects and contractors, from the beginning of the project.
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.
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.
Designing the Healthy Residence Hall.
College Planning and Management; v12 n10 , p22,26,28 ; Oct 2009
Discusses the importance of natural light, ventilation, ability to control one's environment, and a residential feel to successful dormitory design.
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.
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.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p114-119 ; Aug 2009
Profiles six higher education residential facilities selected for 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.
Conveniences of Home: Campus Kitchens and Laundry Rooms.
College Planning and Management; v12 n8 , p31,32 ; Aug 2009
Reviews trends in dormitory laundry room placement, with these facilities migrating for convenience to each floor from the traditional central facility. Lightly equipped kitchens in dormitories are increasing in frequency, but frequently without stoves and cooktops due to safety reasons.
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.
Piecing it Together.
College Planning and Management; v12 n7 , p37-39 ; Jul 2009
Discusses the use of insulated concrete forms and modular units in higher education construction. The advantages to energy efficiency, construction speed, and cost are cited, along with an example of a modular-built dormitory at the University of Scranton.
20th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v81 n11 , p24-27 ; Jun 2009
Presents data from American School & University's 18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating building size and cost data, costs per square foot, and typical amenities included. Charts illustrate the demographics of dormitory residents and how new residence hall construction was funded.
The Lowdon on Residence Hall Flooring.
College Planning and Management; v12 n6 , p25,26,28,30 ; Jun 2009
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of carpet, vinyl, linoleum, and epoxy flooring in dormitory halls and rooms. The strategy of leaving rooms as simple as possible to allow for student decorating is encouraged.
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.
Living on Campus: 2009 College Housing Report.
College Planning and Management; v12 n5 , p20,22,24,26,27 ; May 2009
Reports on college housing construction in 2008, illustrating a decline in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction. Tables illustrate costs and sizes for new residence halls, square footage per bed, as well as typical features and amenities.
Dormitories Bring Nothing but Trouble.
Ritschel, Robert E.
Chronicle of Higher Education; v55 n29 , pB20 ; Mar 2009
Advocates of campus housing at community colleges suggest that dorms are an effective means of replicating a full college experience at a lower price. In the author's opinion, community colleges should focus on the transfer, technical education, and work-force needs of the community, not attempt to be knockoffs of more-prestigious four-year institutions. The author offers a few examples of his own experiences with dorms at a community college to illustrate that building dorms at community colleges bring nothing but trouble.
New Residence Hall, Suffield Academy.
Design Cost Data; v53 n1 , p36,37 ; Jan-Feb 2009
Profiles this Suffield, Connecticut, facility at a boarding school. The accommodations consists of double student bedrooms, two apartments for faculty, and a campus health center. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Off-Campus Fire Safety.
Doors and Hardware; v73 n1 , p30-33 ; Jan 2009
Discusses how Wesleyan University provides fire safety for its 130 "program" houses in which seniors with like interests live. This included installation of sprinkler systems, new fire alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors. Challenges included an absence of architectural drawings, the ages of the houses, and conserving aesthetics.
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.
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.
Sense of Place: Copley Quad at Park University.
University Business; v11 n12 , p18 ; Dec 2008
Profiles this new residence hall featuring two-bedroom, two-bath suites for four, with 840 square feet and an efficiency kitchen.
Life in a Fishbowl.
Architect; v97 n13 , p102-105 ; Oct 2008
Profiles two planned Illinois Institute of Technology dormitories. The buildings aim for LEED silver and platinum, respectively, and integrate solar oreintation, mixed-mode ventilation, rainwater harvesting, rooftop greenhouses and wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, and a digital aquarium in the lobby that illustrates energy use through the activity of the virtual fish and the color of the water.
They Say They Want a Revolution.
Campus Technology; v22 n2 , p38-40,43,44,46,47 ; Oct 2008
Profiles LEED-certified and otherwise sustainable new dormitories at Rice Unversity, Angelo State University, the University of New Hampshire, and Pitzer College. These new facilities respond to a surge in student demand for environmentally responsible living, and details of heating, lighting, and other low-energy use features are included.
Privatization a Plus for First-Time Housing Development.
College Planning and Management; v11 n10 , p29,31,32 ; Oct 2008
Profiles new privately funded, built, or managed dormitory housing projects at four higher education institutions, all of whom were offering student housing for the first time. Lack of housing experience on the institutions part and a desire to focus on the education program were the major motivations.
Eco-Dorm Builds Community.
Building Design and Construction; v49 n12 , p42-44,46,48 ; Sep 2008
Profiles this dormitory at Pitzer College that successfully uses natural ventilation to cool rooms even when the outdoor temperatures are around 100. A simple and efficient HVAC compensates for extremely hot and cold days. Significant student input informed the design, which features abundant social spaces.
Living in a Green Laboratory.
Building Design and Construction; v49 n12 , p37-38,40 ; Sep 2008
Profiles Duke University's Home Depot Smart Home and Stanford's Lotus Living Laboratory. Both are highly-sustainable residential facilities with advanced features, housing a small number of students. These residences include laboratory spaces where the resident students can study and work on improving the building's performance.
American School and University; v80 n13 , p135-141 ; Aug 2008
Profiles six higher education dormitories that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their sustainability, character, long-term appropriateness of materials and colors, innovation, adaptability, collaborative spaces, and safety. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Dorms of Distinction.
University Business; v12 n8 , p29-34 ; Aug 2008
Presents the projects selected from 76 nominations for this magazines Dorms of Distinction competition. The article provides profiles vignettes of many of the selected winners as well as a summary of trends from all of the nominations. The trends included: getting more student input at all phases of the design and planning process, more home-like atmosphere touches, and more sophisticated common and gathering areas.
Campuses See Rising Demand for Housing.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n47 , pA1,A15 ; Aug 2008
Reports on an increase in on-campus living attributed to rising off-campus housing costs, better living conditions in dormitories, and the time and gas cost of commuting. The situation at the University of Missouri-Columbia is detailed as an example.
Colleges Undercover Battle against Bedbugs.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n47 , pA1,A5 ; Aug 2008
Describes the use of trained dogs to detect bedbugs, a rising nuisance in college dormitories. The use of room heaters to kill bedbugs without chemicals, mattress design that discourages their nesting, and instances of major dormitory bedbug infestation are also described.
2008 Notable Projects: Dormitories.
Architype Review; v3 n3 ; Jul 2008
Profiles eight higher education dormitories, including project description, project team, and photographs. The projects are the University of Cincinnati, Recreation Center; Illinois Institute of Technology, State Street Village; Cirque du Soleil, 115 Studios; Harvard University, One Western Avenue; York Univeristy,Pond Road Student Residence; Yale University, Pierson and Davenport Colleges; University of Pennsylvania, The Radian; and Medaille College, Student Housing and Commons.
An Intergenerational Approach to Campus Living.
College Planning and Management; v11 n7 , p42-44 ; Jul 2008
Profiles apartment communities where students, faculty, and retirees are co-housed. Facilities profiled are Ohio Wesleyan University's Austin Manor, contained within a former dormitory, and Ithaca College's off-campus Longview facility, which is part of Ithaca's senior care program.
19th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v80 n11 , p35-40 ; Jun 2008
Presents data from American School & University's 18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating building size and cost data, costs per square foot, and typical amenities included. Tables illustrate ten years of data for cost per square foot, square foot per resident, inclusion of carpet and air conditioning, occupant demographics, and funding sources.
Purdue Students Prefer to Go Solo.
College Planning and Management; v11 n6 , p60,62-64 ; Jun 2008
Profiles Purdue University's residence hall with private rooms and baths, discussing room and common area layout, interior materials, and schemes to encourage resident socializing.
Living on Campus: College Housing Annual Report 2008.
College Planning and Management; v47 n5 , p24-26,28,30 ; May 2008
Reports on college housing construction in 2007, illustrating a continued rise in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction. Tables illustrate costs and sizes for new residence halls, square footage per bed, as well as typical features and amenities. A brief comparison of private versus public institutions is included.
Sixth Annual Survey on College Housing.
College Planning and Management; v11 n5 , p32-36 ; May 2008
Presents results of planners, administrators, and housing officers from 46 higher education institutions that discusses amount of residence hall space, design, amenities, "green" considerations, effect of dormitories on recruitment and retention, replacement and upgrade schedules, student expectations, and typical and upcoming challenges to dormitory planning and management. (This article begins on page 6 of the PDF file.)
Swanky Suites, More Students?
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n31 , pA1,A24,A25 ; Apr 11, 2008
Profiles Indiana University of Pennsylvania's program to create amenity-rich, desirable residence halls that are closely connected to the educational program, in order to attract and retain students. While the program appears to be working, one disadvantage is that the new suites are so agreeable that students are less likely to leave them to participate in campus activities.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n26 , pB24,B25 ; Mar 07, 2008
Presents an interview with behavioral psychologist Susan Painter that discusses the good and bad dormitory design, with particular attention to room amenities that make students comfortable, but not so comfortable that they never leave their room to participate in campus activities.
Facility Focus: Campus Housing.
College Planning and Management; v11 n2 , p71-73 ; Feb 2008
Profiles recent dormitories built at Babson College, South Georgia College, and Lander University. The projects share features of LEED certification and traditional architecture that compliments the prevailing style of their respective campuses.
Digital Living on Campus.
College Planning and Management; v11 n2 , p60,62,64,66,68 ; Feb 2008
Advises planners of college housing on the technological expectations of occupants, planning for evolving technology, the hardware that students typically own, and off-campus housing amenities that lure potential dormitory occupants away.
Next-Generation Student Living.
Learning By Design; n17 , p22-25 ; 2008
Advocates higher education residence halls that are integrated with the surrounding community, offer flexible floor plans, accommodate a wide variety of technology, and are sustainable.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Planning and Management; v11 n1 , p23-25 ; Jan 2008
Discusses how some colleges are admitting pets into dormitories, covering rules and challenges of some programs, and allotment of rooms within dormitories to pet owners.
The Suite Life.
College Planning and Management; v10 n12 , pF12,F14,F15 ; Dec 2007
Discusses typical amenities of dormitory suites, including upscale furnishings, private bathrooms, and kitchens. The evolution of vendor offerings to equip these facilities is also discussed.
In the House: Kitchens and Laundries Move In.
College Planning and Management; v10 n12 , pF3,F4 ; Dec 2007
Discusses integration of laundry and kitchen facilities in dormitories. Advantages and disadvantages of these amenities in common spaces or in rooms are discussed, as are maintenance and related expenses
Commuters Get Their Own Place at Mansfield U.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n8 , pA31 ; Oct 19, 2007
Profiles this university's "Commuter Connection," a section of dormitory rooms reserved for commuter students who occasionally need to stay overnight. The facility is equipped with bedrooms, a lounge, refrigerator, microwave, and a small computer room.
Facility Focus: Campus Housing.
College Planning and Management; v10 n10 , p59-62 ; Oct 2007
Profiles new campus housing at Olin College, Emory University, the University of Rhode Island, and Drexel University. The room configuration, sustainability features, common areas, and design processes are described.
Student and Residence Life: Planning a Campus around Students.
New Directions for Higher Education; v2007 n139 , p87-100 ; Fall 2007
This article details the challenges that University of California, Merced faced in building up the critical areas of student and residence life. The new institution held great promise for achieving the ideal of a student-centered university, but certain bedrock problems proved difficult to overcome. A carefully constructed combination of services, programs, mentoring, interventions, opportunities, and celebrations brought the campus to life.
A Private Showing.
University Business; v10 n10 , p42,43 ; Oct 2007
Discusses the benefits of public/private partnerships to build and operate campus housing, illustrated with details from four successful examples.
American School and University; v79 n13 , p136-138 ; Aug 2007
Profiles three higher education residence halls honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their high performance principles, innovation, functionality, contextual relationship, humanism, and building quality. Photographs and building statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
There's No Place Like Home: Models for Undergraduate Housing.
College Planning and Management; v10 n8 , p18-21 ; Aug 2007
Reviews features of the dormitory and residential college models of college housing, as well as plans that combine features of both. Also included is advice on community-building through student housing that discusses the role of housing and a number of design principles.
A Study of the Quality of Student Residential Facilities in Nigeria.
Planning for Higher Education; v35 n4 , p40-50 ; Jul 2007
Asseses the quality of student residences in some Nigerian universities, identifying positive and negative factors in an effort to plan modifications or build better facilities in the future. The largely negative opinion of the residences was due in large part to the numbers of people sharing bedrooms and bathroom facilities, even though the architectural quality of the buildings was considered average. Includes 19 references.
Nurturing the Individual: A New Generation of Student Housing.
School Construction News; v10 n5 , p16,17 ; Jul-Aug 2007
Reviews the importance of individuality in student housing, citing important elements of a collaborative design process that can help bring about a desirable result. A recently built Utah State University dormitory is profiled as an example.
An Unexpected Surprise.
School Construction News; v10 n5 , p18-20 ; Jul-Aug 2007
Profiles the Langdon Woods Residence Hall at Plymouth State University. Design of the LEED Gold-certified building was incorporated into the curriculum, producing a popular dormitory that uses 58 percent less energy than a comparable conventional building, and has established a policy of sustainable building and renovation for the entire campus.
College Housing 2007: Special Report
College Planning and Management; v10 n6 , p31,32,34-36,38,40 ; Jun 2007
Report on college housing construction in 2006, illustrating the rise in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction, but decreasing size of project and spaces per bed. Tables illustrate costs and sizes for new residence halls, as well as typical features and amenities. Results of a poll of housing officers reflecting the major issues that they face is included, as is a winning design for a flexible dormitory room.
18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v79 n11 , p42-45 ; Jun 2007
Presents data from American School & University's 18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating building size and cost data, stable costs per square foot, and typical amenities included. Tables illustrate ten years of data for cost per square foot, square foot per resident, and inclusion of carpet and air conditioning.
Love Those Summer Break Blitzes!
Brady, Adam; Huggins, Bill
College Planning and Management; v10 n6 , p46,48,49,50 ; Jun 2007
Reviews the renovation of Hamilton College's Kirkland Residence Hall. The historic building was brought up to current standards for safety and accessibility in an over-the-Summer project, which encountered significant setbacks, but still managed to finish only four days behind schedule.
Campus Auxiliary Facilities: Universities Strive to Accommodate Student Desires and Future Trends.
Facilities Manager; v23 n3 , p20-23 ; May-Jun 2007
Discusses current college student expectations for housing, dining, student unions, and the campus bookstore. Several effects on facility design and management are covered, these resulting from today's heightened expectations for privacy and choice.
Serving Students, Enhancing Campus Life.
Facilities Manager; v23 n3 , p24-28 ; May-Jun 2007
Provides brief profiles of ten new auxiliary facilities higher education institutions. These included residence halls, dining facilities, bookstores, student unions, sports and recreation facilities, and parking.
RSMeans Costs Comparisons: College Labs, Classrooms, Dorms, Student Unions
Building Design + Construction; v48 n5 , p31 ; Apr 2007
Cost comparisons between 2006 and 2007 in dollars per square foot for college labs, college classrooms, dorms, and student union from a sampling of cities.
Best Places to Live.
Athletic Business; v31 n3 , p88-90,92,94,96 ; Apr 2007
Profiles wellness-centered campus living environments that feature easy access to fitness facilities, as well as on-site programs and facilities that are used to teach healthy lifestyles and cooking.
Room to Grow.
American School and University; v79 n7 , p28,30,31 ; Mar 2007
Advises on dormitory furniture selection, including fabric selection, durability, installation services, and sustainability.
Residence Hall Flooring Solutions.
College Planning and Management; v10 n3 , p22,24,26,28 ; Mar 2007
Advises on floor coverings for various surfaces in dormitories, detailing issues of durability and aesthetics for rooms, common areas, and transition areas.
One Size Fits Most.
College Planning and Management; v10 n3 , p29-31 ; Mar 2007
Reviews universal design considerations for higher education facilities. Classroom furnishings, residence hall equality, and the particular problems of renovations are considered.
The Dorm Room of the Future.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v53 n25 , pB12,B13 ; Feb 23, 2007
Presents the winners of an Association of College and University Housing Officers- International competition to design the dormitory room of the future. The winning entry consisted of modular room units, equipped with movable modular furniture, which are stacked with matching units to form complete buildings. Other entries also featured modular units, movable walls, easy conversion for handicap access, and variable privacy levels.
Great Expectations for a New Dormitory.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v53 n25 , pB8,B9 ; Feb 23, 2007
Profiles a new dormitory complex at the University of Oregon designed to bring students and faculty together by including three classrooms, conference rooms, and food service facilities.
The Modernist Falls Victim to Changes in Taste.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v53 n25 , pB9,B11 ; Feb 23, 2007
Discusses the demolition of five modernist dormitories at Princeton, appreciated by architects but unloved by the students who have to live in them. They will be replaced by modern interpretations of the institution's traditional styles, and will include improved social spaces and amenities.
Landscape Architecture; v97 n2 , p104-109 ; Feb 2007
Reviews a new and controversial landscape among landmark and infill modern dormitory buildings at the University of California, Berkeley. The new and more open design replaces a notable, but overly dense and difficult to maintain landscape. It is resented by many of the neighborhood's residents as being too austere, and an unwanted feature of increased student housing density in their neighborhood.
Sponge Life. Our Intrepid Reporter Ventures into Simmons Hall to Find Out What it's Like to Dwell in the Sponge.
Technology Review; , 3p. ; Jan 08, 2007
Revealing article about what it is like to live in the $78.5 million modernistic MIT dormitory designed by Steven Holl. Dwelling in the Sponge requires--or instills--adaptability.
Designing Homes Away from Home.
Learning By Design; n16 , p184 ; 2007
Advises on room configurations, common areas, furnishing, technology integration, and lighting in dormitories.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: email@example.com
Shaping the Future on Campus.
College Planning and Management; v10 n1 , p16-22 ; Jan 2007
Presents the predictions of several experts on the direction of higher education facility design, including continued increase of collaborative space, "neighborhood" residential design, building information modeling, varied dining venues and menus, and outsourcing.
Virginia Wesleyan College Student Apartments and Townhouses.
Design Cost Data; v51 n1 , p38,39 ; Jan-Feb 2007
Profiles these new student apartments and rowhouses that carefully complement the existing nearby structures. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
Designing Beds for More Sophisticated Heads.
College Planning and Management; v10 n1 , p78-80 ; Jan 2007
Describes the University of North Carolina's program to provide housing for all students, through the construction of various housing configurations that will appeal to various student tastes and requirements. Amenities are seen as particularly important, as the new housing must appeal to residents who will be living in a less popular, remote area of the campus.
Developing a Comprehensive Housing Strategy: A Case Study.
Marsters, Tim; Bliss, Kelly
Planning for Higher Education; v35 n2 , p37-47 ; Jan 2007
Shares successes in developing a long range comprehensive housing strategy for Simmons College, an institution with two noncontiguous campuses in a dense urban, cultural center. Some of the successes included are assembling the in-house planning team, using the institution's mission statement to guide planning, anticipating needs, understanding available resources, and developing a staged strategy that maintains operational continuity.
Fido, Meet Your Roomate.
College Planning and Management; v9 n12 , p33,34 ; Dec 2006
Discusses accommodation of service animals in student housing. Legal considerations and points of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Federal Housing Administration guidelines are considered.
Fire and Ice.
College Planning and Management; v9 n11 , pS16,S17 ; Nov 2006
Reviews typical causes of residence hall fires and suggests steps to reduce them, as well as offering a checklist to use in preparation for snow and ice removal season.
Prepare Students for Carbon Monoxide Safety in Residence Halls and Off-Campus Housing.
College Planning and Management; v9 n11 , pS14 ; Nov 2006
Advises on carbon monoxide safety, including proper alarms and recognition of symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Campus Recreation Center, University of Cincinnati.
Architectural Record; v194 n10 , p100-109 ; Oct 2006
Profiles this high-profile facility that combines student athletic facilities, a food court, classrooms, and even student housing.
Making Room for Students.
College Planning and Management; v9 n10 , p40,42,44 ; Oct 2006
Discusses the current growth in on-campus housing, due to increasing enrollments and preference for living on campus. Deliberate overbooking is common, as many new students do not show up or leave after only a few weeks. Short term solutions such as adding a third student to double rooms and renting hotel space are described, as are long-term solutions, which are more problematic because future enrollments and living preferences cannot be accurately predicted.
Hillside Dormitory II.
Design Cost Data; v50 n5 , p52,53 ; Sep-Oct 2006
Describes this private boys middle school housing, which accommodates students as well as providing some faculty apartments. Unanticipated site conditions raised costs and necessitated design revisions. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
Athletic Business; v30 n9 , p70-74 ; Sep 2006
Discusses the creation of satellite fitness facilities on higher education campuses, typically within residence halls. These provide convenience for the users and relieve overcrowding at the main center. Cost and safety considerations are also covered..
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v9 n8 , p42,44,45 ; Aug 2006
Describes three new multi-storey dormitories that offer popular amenities and strive to blend in with their urban settings.
American School and University; v78 n13 , p145-149 ; Aug 2006
Presents five higher education residence halls selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative renovations and use of existing conditions, engaging and delightful spaces, use of natural light and sustainable materials, technology integration, functionality, and flexibility. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and photographs are included.
Home, Sweet Home.
University Business; v9 n8 , p68-72 ; Aug 2006
Describes various higher education institutions' faculty housing assistance programs, including the partnering with developers in the construction of affordable housing, and creating shared faculty-student residence halls.
American School and University; v78 n11 , p41,42,44 ; Jun 2006
Presents data from American School & University's 17th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating building size and cost data, decreased space per student, increased costs per square foot, and student preferences for various amenities. Tables illustrate ten years of data for cost per square foot, square footage per resident, and inclusion of carpet and air conditioning.
College Housing 2006: Special Report.
College Planning and Management; v9 n5 , p33,34,36,38,40,42,44,45 ; May 2006
This fourth annual special report on college housing focuses on the considerable rise in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction, typical residence hall size, cost to students, amenities, problems in residence hall life, and trends in residence hall ambience and use. Numerous tables illustrate the data.
Erindale Hall Student Residence.
Canadian Architect; v51 n5 , p46,47 ; May 2006
Profiles this new higher education residence hall that encourages collegiality and environmental sensitivity, with particular attention to minimizing the building's impact on the site.
Elegant Digs for the Preservationist Brothers of Sigma Phi.
Chronicle of Higher Education; v52 n34 , pB8,B10 ; Apr 28, 2006
Relates the history and care of Berkeley's Thorsen House, a signature Arts and Crafts residence currently serving as a fraternity house.
Averting Housing Havoc.
University Business; v9 n4 , p40,41,44-46 ; Apr 2006
Describes twelve unexpected issues that arose in various higher education housing projects, and how they were handled so that the projects were completed on time.
Hillside School Dormitory.
Design Cost Data; v50 n2 , p44,45 ; Mar 2006
Describes this private boys middle school housing, which accommodates fourteen students, as well as providing some faculty apartments. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan and photographs are included.
Case Study: Implementing Housing in a Decidedly Non-Residential Area.
College Planning and Management; v8 n12 , pRL3-RL5 ; Dec 2005
Relates an experience of constructing student housing on a site that had been a heavily used parking lot. Opposition from within the campus was not only overcome, but a series of campus workshops uncovered a desire for even more on-campus housing, which was subsequently addressed by the building program.
Robertson and South Halls, Muhlenberg College.
Architectural Record; Dec 2005
Describes this student housing designed to attract juniors and seniors to on-campus living with suites and single-occupancy rooms. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
Cardenas, Alberto; Domenech, Fernando
American School and University; v78 n4 , p39-41 ; Dec 2005
Discusses the advantages of modular housing for higher education campuses, which can deliver quality housing in less time and at lower cost. Care should be exercised in finding a reputable fabricator and to fit the modular building into the existing campus fabric.
Observations on Housing Trends.
College Planning and Management; v8 n12 , pRL-1,RL-2 ; Dec 2005
Discusses trends in campus housing, including apartment-style accommodations, computer network connectivity that is unavailable off campus, increased privacy in communal bathrooms, and wireless Internet access.
29 Garden Street: Harvard Graduate Housing.
Architectural Record; v77 n4 , p186-191 ; Dec 2005
Describes this conversion of an undistinguished 1920's hotel into graduate apartments with a variety of configurations and stylish contemporary interiors. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
The Benefits of Leftovers.
College Planning and Management; v8 n12 , p20-23 ; Dec 2005
Describes programs that collect and redistribute the extraordinary amounts of furnishings and clothing left behind by students at the end of the school year. Collected items are donated to charity or offered in yard sales that are typically open to the community.
American School and University; v78 n3 , p286,287 ; Nov 2005
Offers monthly, bi-monthly, and annual maintenance tips for laundry equipment.
Our House: The Alma College Community Builds a Residence Hall.
Scoby, Jerry; Piccolo, Nicholas
Facilities Manager; v21 n6 , p44-46 ; Nov-Dec 2005
Describes the extensive stakeholder input that went into building this dormitory, with cooperation between students, alumni, administration, the physical plant, and faculty. Student input was most heavily weighed in the selection of design elements. The many large and small sustainable features of the dormitory are also enumerated.
College Planning and Management; v8 n10 , p30,32 ; Oct 2005
Describes typical features of recent privately-built student housing, including larger bedrooms and smaller living rooms, upscale and more durable furnishings, music practice rooms, and fitness centers.
American School and University; v78 n1 , p42-44 ; Sep 2005
Discusses the current popular residence hall amenities, with examples of campuses that have implemented them. these include private rooms, suites with kitchens, flexible meal plans, ample windows, and wireless capability.
If You Build It, They Will Track It.
College Planning and Management; v8 n8 , p38,39 ; Aug 2005
Describes a website that allowed tracking of an occupied residence hall renovation project by the students. Humor and interactivity were used to involve students in the construction and relocation process.
American School and University; v77 n13 , p145-149 ; Aug 2005
Presents five residence halls selected for the American School & University 2005 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their functionality, sustainability, craftsmanship, cost-effectiveness, and community connection. Building statistics, designer information, and photographs are included.
The Laundry Line.
College Planning and Management; v8 n7 , p34,36,37 ; Jul 2005
Discusses laundry facilities as a means of attracting students. Prepaid laundry machines, online monitoring of machines, nicely appointed laundry rooms, and in-room laundry have been implemented as valuable amenities.
College Housing 2005 Special Report.
College Planning and Management; v8 n6 , p16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32 ; Jun 2005
This third annual special report on college housing describes the shortage of residential space at a majority of colleges; a desire for better space, with more emphasis on suites, apartments, technology, and other amenities; cuts to maintenance and operations that threaten housing; and that most chief housing officers feel that they have taken necessary steps to increase security, or have them underway. Tables illustrate the data.
Betting the House: 16th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v77 n11 , p42-44 ; Jun 2005
Presents data from American School & University's 16th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating building size and cost data, increased space per student, decreased costs per square foot, and student preferences for various amenities.
Peterson Hall, Lancaster Bible College.
Design Cost Data; v49 n3 , p46,47 ; May-Jun 2005
Describes this new dormitory which features suites for eight people, each having four double-occupancy rooms and two baths. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
A Student Housing Renaissance.
School Construction News; v8 n5 , p32,33 ; May-Jun 2005
Presents an interview with a director of a private company that owns and operates student housing that discusses their online work order system that is accessible by residents, capital management, project delivery methods, renovations, and trends in student housing,
Coping Strategies for Living in Student Residential Facilities in Nigeria.
Environment and Behavior; v37 n2 , p201-219 ; Mar 2005
Examines coping strategies used by students in high-density living dormitory living. The stress perceived by the students in the crowded situations was largely met by decorating to define territory and conducting as much activity (studying, socializing) away from the residential facility. Differences in coping styles between the genders are noted. Includes 19 references.
Architectural Record; v193 n3 , p128-131 ; Mar 2005
Describes this renovation to historic buildings that created new common areas and dormitory bedrooms, while preserving the historic character. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
Planning Your Residence Halls at Three Key Levels.
College Planning and Management; v8 n2 , p42,44,45 ; Feb 2005
Advises consideration of three user groups when planning dormitories: the students, the physical plant staff, and the hall director and staff. Details of maintainability, manageability, and marketability are discussed.
Dellicker, Lee; Hill, Christopher
American School and University; v77 n6 , p34,36 ; Feb 2005
Reviews trends in dormitory design and construction that are intended to save money, offer better amenities, create healthier environments, and attract students.
Fixing the Air in There.
College Planning and Management; v8 n1 , p78,79 ; Jan 2005
Describes off-gassing problems from new furnishings, particularly in residence halls, and what to specify in order to avoid them.
The Personal Living Space Cue Inventory: An Analysis and Evaluation
Gosling, Samuel D.; Craik, Kenneth H.; Martin, Nicholas R.; Pryor, Michelle R.
Environment and Behavior; v37 n5 , p683-705 ; 2005
The authors introduce the Personal Living Space Cue Inventory (PLSCI), designed to document comprehensively features of personal living spaces (PLSs); common examples of PLSs include rooms in family households, dormitories, or residential centers. The article describes the PLSCI's development and provides evidence for its reliability and sensitivity. Next, the authors employ case-study comparisons to illustrate and evaluate the perspectives provided by global descriptors and specific-content codings. It is concluded that global ratings and specific codings provide complementary yet distinct characterizations of PLSs. [Authors' abstract]
Erindale Hall, University of Toronto at Mississauga.
Architectural Record; Dec 2004
Describes this residence for first-year students that encourages social interaction by its suite configurations and transparent structural features. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
Residence Halls: Above and Beyond.
College Planning and Management; v7 n12 , pRL3,RL4 ; Dec 2004
Describes the increasing presence of residence hall amenities that were until recently considered luxuries, if considered at all. These include high-speed internet connectivity, fine wall coverings, original art, individual HVAC controls, and state-of-the-art laundry rooms with web-based scheduling options.
Privatized Housing: No Cookie Cutters Allowed.
College Planning and Management; v7 n12 , pRL8,RL9 ; Dec 2004
Discusses the benefits of privately-developed student housing, but advises careful scrutiny of the developer's expertise and commitment to construction and maintenance standards.
Residence Hall Furniture: Bland and Inflexible Don't Work.
College Planning and Management; v7 n12 , pRL6-RL7 ; Dec 2004
Discusses trends in residence hall furniture toward a residential look, with flexible arrangeability, stylish lines, full upholstery, and sustainably-derived materials.
Residence Hall Rooms Become Safe and Sound.
College Planning and Management; v7 n11 , pS-6,S-8 ; Nov 2004
Describes the effectiveness of safes in residence hall rooms, due in part to the "fashionably portable" sizes of communications and computing technology.
What's New with Campus Interior Design?
College Planning and Management; v7 n10 , p25,26,28.29 ; Oct 2004
Describes an evolution toward corporate aesthetics in interior design for higher education classrooms, service areas, and residence halls.
American School and University; v76 n13 , p132-134 ; Aug 2004
Presents three higher education residence hall projects selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's estimation of the projects' adaptability, innovation, humanism, appropriateness to site, sustainability, and timelessness. Building statistics, designers, and photographs are included.
Perdue's Oldest Residence Hall Complex Gets a Makeover.
College Planning and Management; v7 n6 , p54 ; Jun 2004
Describes the extensive lower-level laundry and recreation space created in the renovation of the University's six-building Cary Quadrangle.
Taking up Residence: 15th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v76 n11 , p28B,28D-28F ; Jun 2004
Presents data from American School & University's 15th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, illustrating increased building sizes, decreased costs per square foot, and trends in amenitites being offered. The median facility completed in 2003 was 15 percent larger than in 2002 (57,000 square feet compared with 49,707 square feet) and 43 percent larger than the median project completed in 2001 (40,000 square feet).
Berea College Turns Over a New Leaf.
College Planning and Management; v7 n6 , p50,52 ; Jun 2004
Describes the College's new "Ecovillage" student residence, which combines conservation and technology to minimize its ecological footprint. The project features natural rather that chemical wastewater treatment, geothermal heating and cooling, solar-powered warm floors, recycled and reusable building materials, natural lighting, and environmentally friendly materials throughout.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v7 n5 , p58,60,62 ; May 2004
Describes new residence hall arrangements at three campuses: a public-private development at the University of Maryland, an urban residential commons adjacent to the library at the University of Chicago, and an intimately scaled residential village at the University of Central Florida.
College Housing 2004.
College Planning and Management; v7 n5 , p14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28-30,32 ; May 2004
Presents the results of a survey of higher education housing officers that quantified the differences in housing between public and private colleges, trends in capacity and construction, and a variety of safety and amenity issues that housing officers face.
College Planning and Management; v7 n5 , p38,40 ; May 2004
Describes appliance considerations for furnishing college apartments. While many kitchen appliances will go unused, they are nonetheless perceived as necessities.
Getting Ready for Fall.
College Planning and Management; v7 n5 , p34,36 ; May 2004
Describes summer residence hall maintenance at several institutions, including those with classes in session year round.
Privatized Housing: More than Just a Dorm.
College Planning and Management; v7 n4 , p14-17 ; Apr 2004
Describes heightened student expectations for housing amenities and ways to partner with private developers for both off- and on-campus housing.
The First Certified 'Green' Dormitory.
Chronicle of Higher Education; , pB2-B4 ; Mar 26, 2004
Describes Carnegie-Mellon University's New House residence hall, which is the country's first LEED-certified dormitory. Environmental awareness extends to the lifestyles that the building encourages, and the dormitory serves as a model for future projects at the University.
Good Dorms Make Good Friends.
Chronicle of Higher Education; , pB16,B17 ; Mar 26, 2004
Discusses the role of dormitories in student socialization, describing how various architectural layouts over the years have affected the process. Recently built modernistic and traditional dormitory facilites are reviewed.
Creekside Village Community Center.
Design Cost Data; v48 n2 , p31,32 ; Mar-Apr 2004
Describes this LEED-certified student housing, whose design recalls the area's prevailing Arts and Crafts style. A variety of creative landscaping, lighting, and design features contribute to energy efficiency. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Housing Strategies for the 21st Century: Revitalizing Residential Life on Campus.
Planning for Higher Education; v32 n3 , p25-36 ; Mar 2004
A survey of recently completed residence hall projects illustrates the innovative ways that institutions are fitting new residence halls and residence programs into their long-term learning and competitive strategies. Describes several new residence halls that attract students, contribute to positive campus life, and thus increase the institution's competitive advantage.
Texas Architect; v54 n1 , p30-35 ; Jan-Feb 2004
Describes the Miner Village student housing at the University of Texas at El Paso. The architecture is derived from Himalayan Bhutanese "Dzongs," and helps perpetuate a close relationship between the University and the Kingdom of Bhutan. A site plan and list of the project's designers and suppliers is included.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v6 n12 , p28 ; Dec 2003
Describes O'Hare Hall, a new residence hall at Fordham University. Some rooms were designed to double as housing for Summer conference attendees. Study lounges, seminar rooms and a convenience store are also located on site. The building's Gothic design blends in to the existing campus, and its large massing is broken up by a three-wing arrangement, a variety of setbacks, archways, and extensive detailing.
How to Build a Residence Hall in 16 Weeks.
College Planning and Management; v6 n12 , pRH12-13 ; Dec 2003
Describes the use of "design-build" and "lean construction" techniques to facilitate the construction of a 30,000 square foot college residence hall in only 16 weeks.
College Planning and Management; v6 n12 , pRH14-15 ; Dec 2003
Reviews successful renovations of residence halls at two institutions. Rooms were removed and their space added to the common area. Colorful and durable finishes were selected.
Upgrading Housing Facilities to Increase Marketability.
College Planning and Management; v6 n12 , pRH10-11 ; Dec 2003
Outlines a procedure for assessing and updating campus housing. Advises starting with an assessment of current stock, and then proceeding with market research to determine what students want and what can be done with existing or new facilities to meet that need.
Cable TV Can Be Costly, but It's a Big Part of Campus Life.
College Planning and Management; v6 n12 , p22-24 ; Dec 2003
Advises administrators on how to choose a cable television supplier for student housing. Explains how in some cases it is more cost effective for the institution to become its own cable provider.
How to Choose Student Safes.
College Planning and Management; v6 n11 , pS6 ; Nov 2003
Outlines criteria for selecting safes for student rooms, emphasizing accommodation of large items like laptops and the prevention of accidental lockouts.
Improving the "Laundry Experience" for Students while Controlling Costs.
College Planning and Management; v6 n11 , p26,28 ; Nov 2003
Describes user-friendly laundry facilities, equipped with energy-efficient machines that create a safe, pleasant, and cost-effective amenity and social space for dormitory residents.
Contemporary Issues in Student Housing Finance
Ryan, Mary Ann
New Directions for Student Services; v2003 n103 , p59-71 ; Sep 05, 2003
This chapter presents contemporary financial issues in student housing programs framed through the topical areas of occupancy management, facilities, new construction, residential life programs, technology, and residential dining.
North Hall Student Housing, Wayne State University.
Design Cost Data; v47 n5 , p40,43 ; Sep-Oct 2003
Describes the university's newest dormitory, which admits natural light into the corridors and features a dining hall available to the entire university. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan and photographs are included.
American School and University; v75 n12 , p132-33 ; Aug 2003
Presents college residence halls/lounges considered outstanding in a competition which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent 2 days reviewing projects, highlighting unique concepts and ideas. For each citation, the article offers information on the firm, client, total area, total cost, total cost/square foot, and completion date.
Residence Halls: Making Campus a Home.
American School and University; v75 n12 , p146-49 ; Aug 2003
Discusses the reasons for and advantages to transforming college campuses from commuter to residential facilities or expanding existing facilities, suggesting that the design for new student residence facilities must provide for a wide variety of functions above and beyond the spaces required for sleeping and bathing. Incorporating study lounges, social lounges, kitchens, fitness rooms, club rooms, and worship spaces can add dimension and meaning to students' lives.
A Residential Facilities Makeover.
Facilities Manager; v19 n4 , p56-58 ; Jul-Aug 2003
Describes renovations to residential facilities at the State University of New York Oneonta, accomplished with the assistance of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The renovations included updating windows, bathrooms and common areas. New wiring accommodates computers, telephones and cable television.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v6 n6 , p66-69 ; Jun 2003
Describes four examples of residence hall design, one renovation and three new residence halls, that exemplify design principles that meet student and institutional requirements. The examples are at (1) the University of Illinois at Chicago; (2) Bowdoin College; (3) Muhlenberg College; and (4) Spring Arbor University.
College Housing: Special Report.
College Planning and Management; v6 n6 , p22-42 ; Jun 2003
Responses of chief housing officers of 118 4-year colleges and universities to a survey focusing on costs, security, policies, and preferences provide a picture of college housing. More than 67% of respondents say that their colleges are planning to build more residential space.
Close to Home.
American School and University; v75 n10 , p58-60 ; Jun 2003
This 14th annual residence hall construction report provides data indicating that colleges and universities are investing in new housing construction in a bid to keep students on campus.
Residence Hall Seating that Works.
College Planning and Management; v6 n6 , p60,62,65 ; Jun 2003
Describes the seating chosen for residence halls at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of New England. The seating required depends on ergonomics, aesthetics, durability, cost, and code requirements. In addition, residence halls must have a range of seating types to accommodate various uses.
Simmons Hall, Massachusetts.
Architectural Record; v191 n5 , p204-15 ; May 2003
Describes the design of Simmons Hall, an undergraduate dormitory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, as well as floor plans and photographs.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Angelo, Jean Marie; Rivard, Nicole
University Business; May 2003
This discusses six trends to build by, from campus innovators in higher education housing, including privatization, the residential learning community movement, safety and security, green construction, desire for more privacy and independence, and luxury amenities.
What Comes First: The Program or the Facility?
Carroll, Justin X.; Carnaghi, Jill Ellen; Lempfert, Timothy J.; Johnes, Karin Horstman
New Directions for Student Services; n101 , p53-68 ; Spring 2003
A major research university in a metropolitan location reexamines its sense of campus community and discovers that it should not approach living and learning as separate activities; the institution purposely used extensive housing construction and renovation to achieve the institution's educational mission and encourage a greater sense of community.
Software Solution Builds Project Consensus.
College Planning and Management; v6 n4 , p36-37 ; Apr 2003
Describes the use of Autodesk Revit, a computer software system for design and documentation of buildings, in the planning of the University Center of Chicago, a large residence hall involving the cooperation of DePaul University, Columbia College, and Roosevelt University.
Privatization Solves Housing Woes.
Johnson, Gregory V.
College Planning and Management; v6 n4 , p20-21 ; Apr 2003
Discusses why, with budget crunches and enrollment increases, privatization is a viable option for higher education administrators needing affordable student housing.
Assembling the Project Team.
Mills, Donald B.
New Directions for Student Services; n101 , p29-38 ; Spring 2003
Although the approval of a project's design and budget typically rests with the campus governing board, a project team determines the configuration, the cost, and the utility of the completed project. Because of the importance of these decisions, colleges and universities must select project team members carefully.
Privatized Housing Dos and Don'ts.
College Planning and Management; v6 n4 , p16-19 ; Apr 2003
Offers tips for higher education institutions on navigating the relationship with a privatized student housing developer: don't assume the project costs nothing, do understand the difference between your goals and the developer's, do create a feasibility study, don't treat every relationship the same, do put the student first, and don't forget the developer.
From First Design Brainstorm Session to Final Coat of Paint: Communication, an Essential Constant.
New Directions for Student Services; n101 , p39-51 ; Spring 2003
Hundreds of variables must be considered when undertaking even the smallest construction project. When renovating a still-occupied seven-hundred-bed residence complex, however, the details to manage seem endless. Effective communication among all parties--especially students--is essential to completing the project successfully.
Keeping up Appearances.
American School and University; v75 n6 , p42-48 ; Feb 2003
Discusses the issues colleges and universities face when choosing furniture for residence halls, including aesthetics, durability, student expectations, technology-friendliness, and encouragement of community.
Protecting Your Residence Hall Furniture Investment.
College Planning and Management; v6 n2 , p30-32 ; Feb 2003
Asserting that residence hall furniture takes abuse simply through use, discusses a three-part approach--student involvement and education, creating the right environment, and ongoing maintenance--that helps reduce normal wear and tear.
Developing Housing, Alumni Involvement and Long-Term Legacy Strategies for Today's Entrepreneurial Campus and Community.
Greiwe, John R.
Educational Facility Planner; v38 n4 , p24-28 ; 2003
Describes thoughtful campus renewal to relieve a shortage of housing and parking at the University of Cincinnati. Rather than impose its expansion on the neighbors, the school involved them, creating and lending money to neighborhood development projects.
Carolina "Takes It or Leaves It" then "Gives It Up."
Facilities Manager; v19 n1 , p42-43 ; Jan-Feb 2003
Describes the "Take It or Leave It" (now the "Give It Up") program at the University of South Carolina, in which the materials generated by students moving out of campus housing for the summer, rather than being disposed of as trash, are collected and recycled or donated to local charities.
Phase VII Student Residence, University of Toronto at Mississauga.
Canadian Architect; v47 n12 , p22-25 ; Dec 2002
Describes the award-winning title building, including its educational context and design goals. Includes building plans, photographs, and reviewer comments.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
Hunnewell, James F., Jr.
College Planning and Management; v5 n12 , p36-37 ; Dec 2002
Describes the Western Ridge Residence at Colorado College and Beard Hall at Wheaton College. The buildings feature multiple levels that take advantage of views and also help create a "homey" feeling.
Improve Student Life by Designing for the Community.
School Construction News; v5 n7 , p36-37 ; Nov-Dec 2002
Offers design strategies for university housing corridors, community spaces, and campus location that will help strengthen college students' sense of community.
The Impact of Facilities on Community: An Application to Greek Housing.
Gratto, Frederic J.; Gratto, Katherine K.; Henry, Wilma J.; Miller, Thomas E.
College Student Affairs Journal; v22 n1 , p23-33 ; Summer 2002
Campus environments easily impact the ability of higher education professionals to establish campus community. Campus buildings, settings, and environment are important aspects of the development and maintenance of community. This article provides an introduction to environmental impact and one institution's approach in redesigning their Greek residential housing to enhance campus community. (Contains 11 references.)
The Effect of Dormitory Type and Room View on the Perception of Privacy and Territoriality by Female Residents.
Ibrahim, Anwar F.
Architectural Science Review; Sep 2002
Privacy and territoriality are two main concepts in dormitory design. They make major differences in satisfaction level for the residents. Those two concepts were tested in three female dormitories at Irbid city, Jordan. Those three dormitories were selected according to dormitory type and room view. Each of the three dormitories had adopted one of the residential systems; the studio system, the apartment system, and shared services system. Rooms in each of the three dormitories had three types of views. [Author's abstract]
Architecture Minnesota; v28 n5 , p32-33 ; Sep-Oct 2002
Describes the restoration to original form of a modern, semicircular dormitory lounge at Vassar College, which was designed by Eero Saarinen in the 1950s.
American School and University; v74 n12 , p141 ; Aug 2002
Describes the design of notable school residence halls and lounges, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs.
Residence Hall Furniture: What's on the Horizon.
College Planning and Management; v5 n8 , p24-26 ; Aug 2002
Describes what leading manufacturers are saying about the future of residence hall furniture design, explaining that fabrics, frames, colors, materials, and other factors are combining to give college officials numerous choices.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v5 n7 , p36-38 ; Jul 2002
Describes residence halls seeking to meet needs beyond traditional mass housing for the 18- to 22-year-old students: Whittemore Hall at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (for older students); Small Group Housing at Washington University (grouping students with common interests); and the renovation of the residence hall at Bostons Burklee College of Music. Includes photographs.
Room To Grow. 13th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v74 n11 , p50B-50H ; Jul 2002
Discusses data from an annual survey of residence hall construction, including the fact that while the total cost and overall size of newly constructed housing facilities remained steady compared with last year's survey, the cost and square footage per resident dropped considerably. Also discusses the focus on amenities in construction.
How To Reduce the Risk of Residence Hall Fires.
College Planning and Management; v5 n6 , p30,32 ; Jun 2002
Explores reasons for the decline in the number of fires in college and university residence halls and describes a four-pronged program called PODS (Prevention, Occupant awareness, Detection, and Suppression) to help administrators organize fire-prevention efforts.
Places for Women and Children.
College Planning and Management; v5 n5 , p44,46-47 ; May 2002
Profiles college programs and accompanying facilities that offer housing for single mothers with children, including College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska; College of Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania; and Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Includes a sidebar on the University of Dayton's renovated child care center.
Making Spaces: Two-Year Campus Residential Facilities.
Saffian, Steven R.
Community College Journal; v72 n5 , p42-45 ; Apr-May 2002
Discusses new trend among community colleges to build student housing, which helps meet existing needs and serves as a recruitment tool, especially for international students. Describes housing programs at several community colleges, one of which has increased its student diversity--and its enrollment--significantly.
In My Room.
College Planning and Management; v5 n3 , p20-22 ; Mar 2002
Shares tips for making the right purchases of furniture for college residence halls, including issues of durability, aesthetics, flexibility and floor space, and delivery.
Bennington College Houses, Vermont.
Architectural Record; v190 n2 , p94-99 ; Feb 2002
Describes the blend of tradition and innovation embodied in Kyu Sung Woo Architect's design of new student housing at Bennington College in Vermont. Includes drawings and photographs.
Building Out of the Crunch
University Business; Feb 2002
As enrollments climb, schools are turning to private developers to finance, design, and manage student housing—and save money.
Making the Grade.
American School and University; v74 n6 , p38,40,42 ; Feb 2002
Discusses the need for furniture in college residence halls to be flexible, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and able to support technology. Explores what students prefer, customizing student space, and furniture finishes.
Changing Campus Housing Landscape.
Anderson, Linda; Pocorobba, John S.
Educational Facility Planner; v37 n3 , p20-24 ; 2002
Discusses trends in student preferences regarding on-campus housing, and the financing and delivery methods that campuses are using to provide for these wishes.
Trends Shaping Housing Design.
American School and University; v74 n5 , p34-36 ; Jan 2002
Proposes 10 strategies that colleges and universities can use to keep students living on their campuses. Strategies include providing more amenities to living areas, having greater electrical capacity in each room, providing computer connectivity, assuring greater fire safety and personal security, offering more dining options, and allowing greater flexibility in dorm furniture.
New Trends in Student Housing.
Koch, David; Wesse, David; Stickney, Robert
Secure and well-maintained housing facilities that provide students with privacy combined with creative residence life programs, support the admissions/recruiting process and greatly assist the university in attracting highly qualified students. Residence halls also provide significant auxiliary revenue streams and supplementary funding for other areas of the institution. Universities are developing innovative and creative housing plans in recognition of the fact that student' needs and demands have changed and are continuing to change
Graduate House, University of Toronto, Ontario.
Architectural Record; v190 n1 , p80-85 ; Jan 2002
Illustrates how the University of Toronto combined the modernist architectural typologies of perimeter block and the skip-stop plan to create a dormitory that served as a gateway to its campus. Photos and a floor plan are included.
New College Residence, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Canadian Architect; v46 n12 , p22-25 ; Dec 2001
Describes an award-winning design of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto's St. George campus. The new residences plan, designed by Saucier and Perrotte Architectes, emphasizes a spirit of communal interaction. Includes design drawings and schematics.
American School and University; v74 n3 , p356-57 ; Nov 2001
Reveals how today's college planners and architects are rethinking residence hall design to enhance a sense of community. Offers design ideas for creating living spaces that are more conducive to student social and academic interaction.
Housing Move-In Builds a Foundation for Community.
Lucksted, Bill; Markus, Donna; Walls, Janet
Facilities Manager; v17 n6 , p27-30 ; Nov-Dec 2001
Tells how Michigan's Grand Valley State University personnel, despite major construction and administrative challenges, worked together to successfully move 4,400 students into the school's housing facilities in a unique, four-day event that was intended to be fun for all involved. Includes customer feedback about the event along with a brief assessment of why the school's approach was unique and successful.
Living and Learning in Style.
Pocorobba, John S.
American School and University; v74 n3 , p332-35 ; Nov 2001
Illustrates how residence hall construction and renovation can provide modern amenities while still respecting a school's history and tradition. Examples from New Jersey's Princeton University; New York's Rochester Institute of Technology; and New York City's Fordham University are highlighted.
Dorm Renovations: To Increase Enrollment or Maintain Status Quo?
Facilities Manager; v17 n6 , p32-38 ; Nov-Dec 2001
Explores South Carolina's Erskine College's planning and decision making process to renovate all seven of its dormitories over three summers. Discusses how the organization built a strong relationship with the contractor, successfully utilized outside architectural and consulting services, applied facilities management techniques in the process, and eliminated the deferred maintenance backlog. Includes information on budgeting and comparative funding.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Residence Hall Facilities.
Thaler-Carter, Ruth E.
Facilities Manager; v17 n6 , p15-20 ; Nov-Dec 2001
Explores the challenges facing college and university residence hall facility managers and how different schools address these issues in diverse ways. Ongoing concerns involving funding needs and maintenance are examined followed by discussions on the new challenges in managing student life, health, and safety. Concluding comments reveal where helpful information and advice on these issues can be found.
Campus Fire Safety Today.
Facilities Manager; v17 n6 , p22-26 ; Nov-Dec 2001
Reviews information on recent college and university dormitory fire fatalities, and highlights five examples of building features reported to be major contributing factors in residence-hall fires. Explains how public awareness and expectations are affecting school dormitory safety.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v4 n10 , p36-38 ; Oct 2001
Explores the designs of three university residence halls that are intended to stimulate social and academic interaction, create a sense of community, and foster a feeling of belonging among students. Includes eleven photographs and a typical floor plan.
In the Line of Fire.
American School and University; v74 n2 , p50B,D,F,H ; Oct 2001
Highlights the importance of using sprinkler systems in school residence halls to prevent fire fatalities. Understanding the risks involved, retrofitting schools to meet these risks, and realizing the need to extend safety education to off-campus housing are discussed.
At Home on the Community College Campus.
College Planning and Management; v4 n10 , p16-18 ; Oct 2001
Explains why some community colleges are offering on-campus housing, and illustrates some of the challenges and issues they faced. New challenges addressed include student health and productivity, housing funding, and maintenance.
Speck, Lawrence W.
Architecture; v90 n9 , p128-35 ; Sep 2001
Describes the distinctive architectural style of a new dormitory at New Orleans' Tulane University, where architects had to deal with a difficult site, a tightly defined program, a venerable institution, and a colorful locale. Includes nine photographs, floor-plans, and sectional drawings.
Safety Rises to New Levels.
Lafo, Joseph; Robillard, Marc
College Planning and Management; v4 n8 , p22-23 ; Aug 2001
Explains how high-rise residence halls can provide high-level safety and security at colleges and universities. Boston University is used to illustrate high-rise security and fire protection issues.
Designing Laundry Rooms Students Will Love.
College Planning and Management; v4 n8 , p33-35 ; Aug 2001
Asserts that proper planning is a prerequisite for creating satisfactory laundry rooms in school residences. Identifies and explores the features that make a laundry room successful, and discusses how to get started.
Sustainable Campus Housing.
American School and University; v73 n12 , p142,144 ; Aug 2001
Discusses how incorporating energy-efficient features into residence halls can save money and enhance a student's experience of campus life. Explores the use of heat-recovery systems, low-impact lighting, and natural daylighting, and offers ideas for future residence hall construction projects or renovations.
American School and University; v73 n11 , p50b,50d-h ; Jul 2001
Presents comparative data on college and university residence hall construction projects, including construction costs, size, numbers of students, and cost per square foot. Also supplies comparative housing cost data over the past decade, and identifies types of amenities being added to dormitories.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v4 n6 , p54-56 ; Jun 2001
Introduces three college housing facilities -- two located in Washington State and one in New York State -- that are designed to attract graduate students. Includes thirteen photographs of the featured facilities, two of which were renovations.
From Where You Sit.
American School and University; v73 n10 , p32,34-35 ; Jun 2001
Explains how furniture selection for residence halls depends on the space available, the function the furniture is intended to serve, and the types of students who will live there. Discusses the creation of a home-like atmosphere, including provisions that permit students to supply some of their own furniture.
Dorm Updates for the 21st Century.
College Planning and Management; v4 n6 , p38,40 ; Jun 2001
Discusses trends influencing the preparation of college residence halls for new students. Identifies the fact that students represent an important group and that they desire freedom to control their surroundings. Examines opportunities to offer living quarters that are computer friendly, flexible, and compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
A Special Type of Student Housing.
College Planning and Management; v4 n6 , p48,50 ; Jun 2001
Describes a new student housing project at The College of St. Mary in Nebraska, which accommodates students who are also single mothers and their children. Explains how the school sought to create a community for these students.
More Developers Enrolling in Campus Housing.
School Construction News; v4 n4 ; May-Jun 2001
Private firms are helping schools keep pace with changing campus housing needs. Includes case studies from the University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, College of Santa Fe, and Linfield College.
American School and University; v73 n9 , p66b,66d,66h ; May 2001
Discusses how colleges and universities are improving their housing, dining, and other services and developing programs that give students more consumer-like options so that students find their surroundings more appealing and so that they have a greater sense of community.
Emergency Lighting Technology Evolves To Save Lives.
College Planning and Management; v4 n4 , p40,42-43 ; Apr 2001
Explores the benefits of including high-brightness light-emitting diode lighting systems (LEDs) for emergency use. Examines the use of LED lighting systems in residence halls. Also highlights LED emergency lighting options and their qualifications.
Student Housing: Is it Time to Privatize?
Yeatts, G. Dewey
College Planning and Management; v4 n2 , p48-50 ; Feb 2001
Questions whether colleges and universities will want to continue to own and manage student housing or shift this responsibility to outside individuals, agencies, or companies. Explores the basic steps toward privatizing student housing. Also examines ways to assess facility condition and gauge costs of a typical student housing privatization project.
Satisfaction in a Dormitory Building. The Effects of Floor Height on the Perception of Room Size and Crowding.
Kaya, Naz; Erkip, Feyzan
Environment and Behavior; v33 n1 , p35-49,50-52 ; Jan 2001
Examines how floor height can influence one's perception of room size and the sense one might have that a room is either confining or spacious. Notes that these perceptions are an important aspect of the satisfaction or lack of satisfaction that someone might have with a dormitory building. Describes a study showing that residents on the highest floor perceive their rooms as larger and that they feel less crowded than residents who occupy the lowest floors.
Home Away from Home.
American School and University; v73 n3 , p437-39 ; Nov 2000
Explores ways that college and university administrators can attract students by expanding the sense of community that students feel. Discusses several trends in student housing and offers ideas on living space design and student housing policies.
Maintenance in 30 Minutes -- Or Less.
Klippenstein, Stacy; Bowen, Richard
College Planning and Management; v3 n10 , p39-41 ; Oct 2000
Discusses how the Offices of Residence Life and Facility Services at Northern Arizona University joined forces to provide a faster response to maintenance needs. Hints for adopting a similar program are offered.
American School and University; v72 n12 , p150,153-55 ; Aug 2000
Examines how designs for college residence halls can foster collegiality, communication, interaction, and a unique sense of place. Describes various planning and design principles that can play an important role in designing student housing.
An Eye on Cost.
American School and University; v72 n11 , p34b,34d,34f,34g,34h,34i ; Jul 2000
Presents the 11th annual Residence Hall Construction Report showing that larger sized residence halls are costing less to construct. Presents statistics that give cost ranges for residence hall construction and the range of amenities typically being added.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v3 n6 , p44-46 ; Jun 2000
Describes three projects intended to demonstrate that originality prevails in residence hall design. One project creates a European feel in an urban neighborhood, one is an apartment renovation of a building encompassing 42,000 square feet of floor space, and the third project is a residence hall design intended to support group learning. Includes ten photographs and one floor plan.
Smith, Jana J.
Buildings; v94 n3 , p28-32 ; Mar 2000
Discusses how some universities are proactively looking to improve, enhance, and increase on-campus student housing through new and renovated residence halls that meet and exceed the expectations of today's students. Presents renovation improvements related to maximizing security, enhancing a homelike environment, developing a sense of community, and combining academics and housing.
Coping with the Crunch.
College Planning and Management; v3 n3 , p22-24,26 ; Mar 2000
Examines housing strategies that several college facilities managers have used to cope with the problem of overcrowded residence halls. Includes a discussion about how facilities managers can determine whether or not additional housing construction will be needed.
Providing for Disabled Students: University of Grenoble, France.
PEB Exchange; n39 , p7-8 ; Feb 2000
Examines how France's University of Grenoble provides accommodations in its residence hall for students that have disabilities. Includes a description of the university's services for disabled students, and a depiction of a hospital/education center where disabled students can receive care and physiotherapy while attending school.
Tug of War.
College Planning and Management; v3 n2 , p51-53 ; Feb 2000
Discusses the dilemma faced by housing managers of college residence halls in trying to provide the type of comfortable, homelike furniture that students want relative to the durability and economy desired by the school. Offers two examples of how two universities resolved their furniture problems.
Kids in the Hall.
American School and University; v72 n6 , p50a-50b, 50d ; Feb 2000
Discusses resident hall furniture designs that meet student needs as well as those of administrators and parents. Furniture design issues examined include the higher expectations of students in their living environment, the need for greater flexibility in space utilization, and the need for designs that can accommodate changes in technology.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v3 n1 , p46-48 ; Jan 2000
Presents three recently-constructed college residence halls that depict how administrators are working to provide students with accommodations that offer a home-like environment replete with amenities. Includes nine photographs and two floor plans.
Doing Your Homework on Indoor Air Quality Issues.
College Planning and Management; v3 n1 , p51-52 ; Jan 2000
Explains how administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology were able to build a new residence hall that included a cost-effective ventilation system providing high quality indoor air. Project considerations, design solutions, and project economies are discussed.
Private Housing or Alternative Financing?
College Planning and Management; v2 n10 , p51-55 ; Oct 1999
Explores the history of privatizing university housing and some current financing options, including use of developer and private foundations. Examples of successful alternative financing methods are highlighted.
Improving the Physical Plant and Residence-Life Department Relationship.
Adams, Matthew C.
Facilities Manager; v15 n5 , p48-50 ; Sep-Oct 1999
Discusses the communication difficulties between educational facility housing managers and plant management and ways to improve it so maintenance problems can be resolved. Examples of successful housing and facility management partnerships are highlighted.
Home Away from Home.
American School and University; v72 n1 , p58a-58b,58d ; Sep 1999
Reports on techniques that colleges and universities are implementing in an effort to make their residence halls more like a home, less like an institution. Techniques discussed include careful selection of furniture and furnishings. Also explores efforts necessary to accommodate the increased use of computers and ways to balance cost and comfort.
Technology in Residence.
American School and University; v71 n12 , p111-15 ; Aug 1999
Discusses the need to incorporate current technology into today's college residence halls to meet the more diverse and dynamic activities of students. Technology emphasized includes systems for data networking, telecommunications, fire safety, and heating and cooling.
A Larger Scale. Tenth Annual Residence Hall Construction Report.
American School and University; v71 n11 , p50a,50b,50d ; Jul 1999
Presents data from American School & University's 10th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, which shows rising per-foot dormitory construction costs and a trend towards larger accommodations. Discusses the need for designs that are environmentally conscious while offering students flexible spaces. Also reports on the influence of new residence halls in improving campus housing. Numerous charts and tables provide detailed information.
Colleges Turn to Private Companies To Build and Run Student Housing.
van der Werf, Martin
Chronicle of Higher Education; v45 n40 , pA37,A39 ; Jun 11, 1999
Discusses a trend finding colleges and universities privatizing housing -- attracted to lessened financial outlay and management involvement that privatization may offer. The article recounts critics' fears that institutions' financial positions might be compromised should the privatizing organizations develop management or financial problems, and that institutions may lose control over financial aspects and quality concerns of residence-hall life, and that the housing itself may suffer an eventual devaluation.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v2 n6 , p46-49 ; Jun 1999
Describes four college residence halls that have successfully created a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and socially stimulating atmosphere for its residents. Photographs and drawings are included.
Privatized Housing Moves On-Campus.
College Planning and Management; v2 n6 ; Jun 1999
Discusses the financial strengths universities possess that can help them provide privatized on-campus housing to benefit both the school and the students while providing a profit to the developer. Georgia's success in establishing a financial structure for developing apartment-style student housing that protects the state and its bond rating and borrowing limits is described.
College Planning and Management; v2 n6 , p29-30 ; Jun 1999
Discusses how planners can ensure dormitory furniture is ready, despite summer renovation activities, when students arrive in the fall. Suggestions are provided for disposing of old furniture, project planning, providing incentives to help assure project completion dates, and storing furniture during the renovation process.
New Trends in Student Housing.
Koch, David; Wesse, David; Stickney, Robert
Facilities Manager; v15 n3 , p39-42 ; May-Jun 1999
Explores how residence halls may support a college's admissions and recruiting process by helping to attract highly-qualified students. Relates trends in student housing needs, ways that schools can meet those needs, and strategies for funding dormitory renovations. Also reports how university administrators are forming internal task forces and retaining experienced consultants in order to develop plans and strategies that will lead to housing solutions.
Residence Hall Furnishings Top 20 List.
College Planning and Management; v2 n3 , p40-43 ; Mar 1999
Provides advice on meeting the furniture needs of student residents. Offers twenty tips, which include considering fire safety, upholstering, life-cycle costs, input from stakeholders, responses to the Americans With Disabilities Act, comfort, lighting, and leasing furniture versus purchasing.
The Many Features of Stanford's Housing Maintenance Software.
College Planning and Management; v2 n2 , p45-47 ; Feb 1999
Explains how Stanford University custom-designed its own building maintenance and administration software package, The Housing Operations Maintenance Enterprise Resource (HOMER). Describes how HOMER relieved facility maintenance staff from using archaic systems and improved its development and functionality.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v2 n1 , p54-57 ; Jan 1999
Presents three college residence hall projects that reveal the diversity in planning and design ideas available for successfully meeting student needs. Discusses the use of unique designs and locations, multi-service features, and the use of prefabricated materials to cut building costs.
NIUs Kinder, Gentler, Housing Repair System.
Tillis, Linda; Montgomery, Rogene
College Planning and Management; v2 n1 , p75-76,78-79 ; Jan 1999
Explains the effective use of a centralized housing repair request system at Northern Illinois University that has improved customer service and increased fiscal accountability. The system is described and an assessment of its effectiveness is discussed.
The Future of Furnishings.
Jackson, Lisa M.
College Planning and Management; v1 n6 , p31-32,34 ; Nov 1998
Explores the purchasing trends in residence hall furniture towards more durability but with a feel for home that better satisfies students' preferences while not being overly expensive. Tips on furniture purchasing are highlighted that include warranty considerations, student input, and customizing contracts.
Agron, Joe, Ed.
American School and University; v70 n11 , p34a-34c ; Jul 1998
Discusses findings of the 9th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report, which assesses average college and university residence hall construction costs, discusses types of amenities offered, and presents examples of new residence hall designs. Notes the trend toward designing smaller college residence halls that have more amenities in order to attract occupants.
Facility Focus: Residence Halls.
College Planning and Management; v1 n3 , p58-62 ; May 1998
Provides examples of ways to entice more students to live on campus through better residence hall design by providing amenities such as landscaping, private baths, lounge areas, and fitness facilities as well as apartments that have a more home-like quality to them.
Driving Residence-Hall Design.
Birdsey, Tom; And Others
American School and University; v70 n9 , p66d-66f ; May 1998
Explores ways to identify and meet housing goals set by colleges and universities. The article stresses use of a participatory approach based on open communication between stakeholders to resolve design issues before construction funds are spent. One example of this approach is supplied by examining the experience of Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
Radical Strategic Planning for Tertiary Education
PEB Exchange; n30 , p20-21 ; Feb 1997
Explores how radical, strategic re-thinking in postsecondary education dormitory facility planning has been stalled because of reliance on too many assumptions. Also examines how assumptions have shaped master planning.
City of Leeds College of Music: From the 19th to the 21st Century in One Go.
PEB Exchange; n26 , p14-15 ; Nov 1995
Discusses one college's efforts to determine its future accommodation and utilization needs and the strategies to meet those needs. A new multilevel building scheme is described that provides high utilization and affords a reduction in capital and running costs.
Dormitory Architecture Influences: Patterns of Student Social Relations over Time.
Environment and Behavior; v31 n1 , 23-41 ; Jan 1981
Reports the findings of a two-part study on the influence of dormitory architecture on patterns of social relations among college undergraduates. The first part investigates how dormitory architecture affects patterns of freshman acquaintance. Traditional proximity-social relation theory is refined to enable directional predictability of acquaintance patterns through use of the concepts "shared required paths" and "domains of acquaintance." The second part studied whether these freshman acquaintances evolved into more meaningful relationships such as friendship and rooming groups over the remaining years of college life. Time is specifically evaluated as an intervening variable in persistence of social relationships. [Author's abstract]TO ORDER: http://eab.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/1/23