The NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball and ice hockey teams at Quinnipiac University got a boost with the TD Banknorth Sports Center, the first building constructed on the grounds of the institution's new York Hill campus, which will eventually evolve into an area for living, learning, exercising, and eating.
Those familiar with the University of New Hampshire often hear its name and first think of Thompson Hall. UNH's original building, circa 1892, stands out on campus and appears everywhere from on letterheads to online. It's listed on the national historic registry, too.
Located adjacent to the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) campus, Raclin-Carmichael Hall was built through a partnership that benefits two institutions and the greater community, which faces a shortage of doctors.
FUNCTION: Medical school building for education and research
Academic space doesn't evolve naturally into lab space. With that in mind, leaders at Wayne State University in Detroit have renovated the Gordon Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences so that it meets the school's current needs.
Is it a food court or is it a nightclub? Some creative renovations have made this space both.
FUNCTION: By day, the food court area of Old Dominion University's Webb Center offers franchise restaurants and room for studying and socializing. At night, students hit the same hot spot when they want a cool place to hang out.
Enhanced opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development are what students residing in West Virginia University's new residence hall will get.
FUNCTION: A residential college housing 350 students and a faculty member and his family, with 11 faculty fellows (including the resident faculty member) teaching freshmen seminars and 25 "associate members" from the community dropping in to interact with students