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College groundbreakings: Two residence halls, academic buildings, fitness center

April, 2018
By 2019, students at Colgate University (New York) will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. Each 100-bed facility will also house seminar rooms, classrooms, offices and lounges. The project—with Robert A.M. Stern Architects as architect and The Hayner Hoyt Corporation as construction manager, both New York firms—will cost $47 million. 

By 2019, students will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. 

The University of Notre Dame constructs the O’Neill Hall, Corbett Family Hall and Duncan Student Center

March, 2018

Three new buildings added 800,000 square feet to Notre Dame’s football stadium. The Indiana university touts the four-year endeavor, completed in fall 2017, as the largest construction project in its 175-year history.

Capital projects and college campus impressions as priorities

January, 2018
2018 construction actions anticipated.

Higher ed leaders love an opportunity to tout the beauty of their campuses, and continuous construction gives them a lot to talk about.

Presidents’ residences

September, 2017
AN INTIMATE, WELCOMING FEEL—Turning the living room of the president’s home at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania into an art gallery cost almost nothing—but sent a big message. President Kent Trachte and his wife, Sharon Trachte, want students to feel welcome in their home, particularly because the college has a tradition of serving first-generation students. The transformation of the living room, used for gatherings, highlights that the Trachtes embrace the liberal arts. The home was built in 1938.

Their form and function may vary, but there’s one trait nearly every president’s residence has in common: It’s much more than just a home.

Therapy animals gain campus acceptance

August, 2016
The Fair Housing Act defines only dormitory accommodations that should be made for therapy pets. (Photo: Gettyimages.com/mssponge)

Pets can help students cope with stress, depression and other mental disorders. But until recently, this well-documented remedy did not guarantee a space for therapy animals on campus.

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5/10/2018

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5/2/2018

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4/19/2018

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4/17/2018

Collaborative work is key to a student’s success in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Today’s students expect their campus learning spaces to be technology-enabled environments that provide seamless collaboration and wireless connectivity, but creating these spaces can be challenging for institutions, as there are a variety of issues to consider, from room layout to the “digital divide.”

4/12/2018

Campus mail centers have changed dramatically. Due to the rise of e-commerce, many campuses are overwhelmed with package deliveries, and campus mail centers are struggling to keep pace. This trend is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future, resulting in disgruntled students and wasted resources. Leading institutions have found solutions—innovative technology which enables campus mail centers to become efficient, flexible and responsive to this changing environment.