Giving new life to old campus space

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Repurposing an old campus building may not have the wow factor that comes with creating a new facility from scratch. But colleges and universities driven by financial, environmental and sentimental forces sometimes find rejuvenating the buildings they already have is a more practical solution.

Repurposing projects can sometimes be done more quickly or may be the only choices for urban campuses with space constraints. In repurposing, institutions also can maintain historic campus character cherished by alumni.