UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced
The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million...read more
Drexel's Korman Center. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects. Click here to enlarge.
A large screen sets a living room vibe for the Philadelphia academic building. Plans call for 9,0...read more
Rand Hall, a three-story student center and dining area at the center of the Vanderbilt University campus. Photo: Bob Schatz. Click here to enlarge.
Virtual learning rooms, gaming stations, and self-check-out kiosks are among the perks—and necess...read more
Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.
Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...read more
The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.
Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...read more
The University of Chicago's David M. Rubenstein Forum. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Click here to enlarge.
With a two-story base and 165-foot tower, the Rubenstein Forum will have room for informal meetin...read more
The New Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR. Click here to enlarge.
Sustainable features like chilled beams and solar screens help the University of Illinois researc...read more
The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.
The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.... read more
Shepley Bulfinch designed the new library at Ringling College of Arts & Design. Images courtesy Ringling College of Arts & Design. Click here for larger view.
Named America's “most wired campus" in 2014, Ringling is adding a library, visual arts center, so...read more
From incubators to innovation centers, schools desire ‘iconic gateways’ that appeal to students,...read more
The proposed Science and Engineering Complex, located on Harvard University’s Allston campus, integrates one of the country’s most diverse and exciting engineering programs into a 497,000-sf structure. Renderings courtesy Harvard/Behnisch Architekten. Click here for larger image
The 497,000-sf building will be the home of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...read more
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle opened its first on-campus student housing building last fall. The residence hall has 16,850 sf of academic space as well as a first-floor “living room” with a fireside lounge. Photo courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects
In the hyper-competitive higher education sector, colleges and universities view residence halls...read more
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture
Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...read more
Rending courtesy Yale-NUS. Video courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
The Yale-NUS College has three residence halls and two administrative and academic buildings, wit...read more
Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Pockets of plantings will be dispersed throughout the staggered floors of the building, framing t...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Photo: The New School University Center, MusikAnimal/Wikimedia Commons
Georgia Tech's Clough Commons, Boston's Berklee Tower, and seven other facilities were honored fo...read more
The $50 million Oakland University Engineering Center, in Rochester, Mich., was completed last August by Walbridge (CM at risk). The five-story, 149,879-sf facility, designed by SmithGroupJJR, pulls together functions that were scattered over four buildings. The center provides instructional and R&D space for the university’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jason Robinson Photography, LLC
At a time when competition for the cream of the student/faculty crop is intensifying, colleges an...read more
Photo: Cjp24 via Wikimedia Commons
Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
The project has been described as the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history. Renderings courtesy OMA
Designs for what will be the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history featur...read more
Renderings courtesy Bortolotto Architects
An architect's proposal for a renovation of the main office building at the Ontario College of Ar...read more
Ezekiel W. Cullen Building at the University of Houston. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
For the first time in nearly a decade, Texas universities could soon have some state money for co...read more
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
The Vanderbilt Medical Center at One Hundred Oaks Mall transformed a former 1960s-era indoor shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., into a mixed-use medical office center for Vanderbilt University. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University
Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is...read more
Security experts contend that camera surveillance loses its effectiveness if the images are not continuously monitored, as shown here in the University of Pennsylvania’s public safety command center. Penn is experimenting with using cameras to remotely identify people entering buildings. Photo: John Caulfield, BD+C
In 1996, the University of Pennsylvania’s sprawling campus in Philadelphia was in the grip of an...read more
Card-swipe technology has become a popular security feature on most campuses. Colleges usually require users to punch in a PIN code to enter a building or transverse a secure space. Photo: John Caulfield, BD+C
Seven years after the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities continue to shak...read more
For the University of California–San Diego’s Health Sciences 2 Research Laboratory Building, ZGF Architects used a mix of lighting techniques to enhance safety. Occupancy sensors control lighting use in labs and offices. The ground-floor lobby is on a timer so that it can be illuminated at night. Photo: Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing
Campus crime—whether real or perceived—presents Building Teams with more opportunities for early-...read more