Renovation

Fieldhouse of Dreams

As high school, college, and NBA basketball seasons power up, we hearken back to one of the best sports movie of all time: Hoosiers. In the film, the small-town Hickory High basketball team is about to do battle with the behemoth South Bend squad for the 1952 Indiana High School State Title. Hickory player Merle Webb famously declares, "Let's win this one for all the small schools that never had a chance to get here."

Renovate and Reuse: Higher Education's New Mantra

Implementing a strategy with academic, economic, and other benefits

Over the past few decades, colleges and universities have engaged in a kind of facilities arms race to build new, state-of-the-art dormitories, dining halls, classrooms, athletic complexes, and fine arts centers. Higher ed institutions face enormous competitive pressures to build buildings that rival what's on their peers' campuses. For many, cutting-edge means new.

A Tale of Three Cities: Transforming River Mill Cities into New Age Collegetowns

Here's how these institutions are enhancing urban life

So, what do the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, the State University of New York at Binghamton and Berkshire Community College have in common? If you are searching for an answer, just consider the role higher learning has played in the transformation of America's river mill cities into contemporary collegetowns.

Behind the News

Enotah Hall at Young Harris College

Filling a housing need, quickly but with style

Young Harris College (Ga.) needed more housing, and fast. This project had to move forward ahead of even a new campus master plan.

FUNCTION: A two hundred-bed residence hall with 50 suites

35 SMART Building Ideas

Moving forward with campus construction projects despite a challenging economy

Student Union Building, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Understanding ARRA

Putting the Stimulus Package to Work for You

Colleges and universities stand to reap the benefits of tens of billions of dollars in federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The legislation will impact everything from student aid and research funding to technology investments and projects planning. Two experts, Kevin Hegarty, vice president and chief financial officer at University of Texas, Austin, and Lander Medlin, executive vice president of APPA, provide valuable insight about the stimulus package in this edited digest of our web seminar.

A Prime Investment

Developers are turning commercial real estate into institutional student housing
 

Expansion, without the Red Tape

City officials can help—or hinder—a campus expansion plan. Here's how to make sure they're on board with your proposal.
 

LONG BEFORE ANY GROUND was broken on $60 million in renovation and new construction projects at Trine University (Ind.) some three years ago, officials at the school were building something far more important: relationships.

History in the Making

Historic buildings offer lessons from the past and context for the future, but bringing them up to speed requires more than textbook construction strategies.
 

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