Articles: Campus Construction

06/2015
aces in the expanded Commons building at Alverno College are a larger food service area and a coffee shop. The college’s 35 percent growth in enrollment over a decade was a big motivation for the $30 million project.

Despite the economic and demographic factors that indicate challenging times ahead for higher ed, campuses across the country are busy building, according to a survey of college and university leaders by UB.

06/2015
Facilities such as Davidson Math and Science Center, a recent additions to the University of Nevada, Reno campus, are built to detailed architectural design standards established by university officials.

Being recognized as a “beautiful campus” goes beyond just having curb appeal.

05/2015
The two-story Krone Advising Center, a part of Morningside College’s new Academic Village, centralizes student success offices and specializes in providing support for first-year students.

Comprising a three-story classroom building and a two-story advising center connected by a walkway, the Academic Village at Morningside College in Iowa is the first new construction on campus since the 1970s.

04/2015
Let there be light—and trees and plants: The walkway connecting University of Regina’s Riddell Centre, which contains the student union and the main food service hub, and the Education Building, home to four academic programs, is an inviting space with plenty of daylighting.

A brighter alternative to the pedestrian tunnel is a ground-level enclosed pedestrian street. It’s a concept that the University of Regina in Saskatchewan has taken to the extreme.

04/2015
The future East Parking Complex and Dining Commons at Morehead State University

Parking complex and residence halls at Morehead State University (Ky.):

02/2015
Working together, campus buyers and facilities staff can ensure that dollars for equipment needs are wisely spent.

Who would ever think that replacing simple lightbulbs could end up costing a university hundreds of thousands of dollars?

03/2015
The Science Education and Research Center at Temple University has 52 research labs and 16 teaching labs.

At seven stories tall and 247,000 square feet, the Science Education and Research Center at Temple University in Philadelphia is one of the largest buildings devoted exclusively to scientific research in the city’s region.

12/2014
The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has a variety of interactive learning and study areas built around a Winter Garden. The space can be used for galas, corporate presentations, guest speakers and alumni events. Completed in 2009 for $125 million, the facility also houses a fitness center and a café. Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (New York, N.Y.);  Structural engineer: Thornton Tomasetti (New York, N.Y.); Mechanical and electrical engineer: Cosentini Associates (New York, N.Y.

There’s an old joke about business schools, which see more than their share of facility upgrades: As soon as the b-school vacates its old quarters to move into a new building, every...

01/2015
Keeping with the building’s contemporary feel, “The Lantern,” a large installation that hangs in the lobby of University Crossing at UMass Lowell uses wooden panels to help reflect light into the building and dampen sound.

All offices involved in student success are now, for the first time, housed together in the new 230,000-square-foot University Crossing student center.

12/2014
More than two thirds of administrators surveyed say they expect to start or complete a major renovation project in 2015. (Click to enlarge)

In many ways, 2015 will look a lot like 2014 with respect to facilities. But there are trends impacting the creation and use of physical space on virtually every college and university campus.

12/2014
The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College will become the main point of entry onto campus for prospective students.

R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College (Mass.)

12/2014

The encouraging sounds of construction will be heard on many campuses in 2015, but funding shortages will force some institutions to scale back building plans, according to a UB survey of higher ed facilities managers.

12/2014
Higher ed thought leaders and reader surveys provide insights into what's ahead for colleges and universities in 2015.

To help our readers navigate the coming year in higher education, University Business proudly presents Outlook 2015.

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