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 other school in the unive
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.
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.
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.
To help our readers navigate the coming year in higher education, University Business proudly presents Outlook 2015.
For years, universities have taken advantage of an insurance solution known as Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs) or “wrap-ups.” OCIPs provide general liability insurance and workers compensation for the length of a construction project for all or a majority of the parties involved rathe
The contemporary campus recreation center has graduated from yesterday’s dingy weight room. In fact, at many institutions, the rec center serves as a multipurpose space, hosting celebrations on special occasions and promoting student wellness in body and mind throughout the semester.
The needs of those who work and learn in institutions of higher education require environments that reflect their preferences and culture more than ever before. That’s why experiential branding and wayfinding have become integral parts of an institution’s architectural expression.
Increasing enrollment is a priority for many institutions. The race is on to create a marketplace distinction in order to attract new students and to retain current students.
In the business world, products sometimes price themselves out of the market and provide an opening for competitors.
Last January, The Campaign for Oregon State University surpassed its $1 billion goal—almost a year ahead of schedule.
Mercer University Bears football fans who enter the Macon, Ga., campus through the Stadium Drive entrance now pass the school’s new fountain and surrounding rain garden.
With an estimated cost of $45 million, this 148,000-square-foot facility’s concept combines 412 residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” space for students to gather, build prototypes and launch companies.