The 450,000-sf Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which opens officially next spring, is the centerpiece of Columbia University's 17-acre, $6.3 billion Manhattanville campus in New York. This campus's design and programming emphasize the university's connection to the surrounding neighborhood. Image: BD+C
Transparency to the surrounding community played a big role in the campus’s design.
Spending on Construction Put in Place has almost completely recovered from the hit it took during the recession. But spending in the Education sector continues to be well below its latest peak. Image: JLL
Post-recession slump suggests a settling in at a “normal” level similar to the mid aughts.
To accommodate rises in its national stature and enrollment, UC Merced has embarked on an ambitious four-year expansion program that will add new academic, housing, and student-life facilities to its enlarged campus. Image: University of California, Merced
Its growth strategy includes adding 1.2 million sf of space for teaching, housing, and research. ...
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The building replaces the previous Hancher, which was irreparably damaged in the 2008 flood.
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The building was a collaborative effort between BNIM and Steven Holl Architects and marks the six...read more
Seven buildings are part of the University of Kentucky Residential Revival project, once complete they all are seeking LEED certification.
Residential spaces that need to meet high traffic demands while accommodating an ever-changing po...read more
A simple system for versatile architectural forms
The largest building on campus, it was designed by ...read more
The Campus North Residential Commons, located at the north edge of the University of Chicago's campus in the Windy City's Hyde Park section, is meant to create a “gateway” for students and the community alike. Image: Tom Harris Photography/courtesy of the University of Chicago
Abundant common spaces give students more chances to interact.
Rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. via ArchDaily
The arts center will foster creativity for making and presenting works across all disciplines...
A dramatic, three-story wood sculpture of North Carolina State University’s wolf mascot highlights the central atrium of the school’s $120 million Talley Student Union in Raleigh, N.C. On the Building Team: Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.
Budget constraints are compelling some public institutions to pursue alternative methods of finan...read more
UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.
AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...read more
Westcott Building Auditorium at Florida State University. Photo: Pixabay
Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, and Skanska USA top Building Design+C...read more
Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Duda Paine Architects (design architect), Cooper Carry (interior architect), Stewart, Inc. (SE), Stanford White (MEP), Kimley-Horn & Associates (CE), and Rodgers Builders/Russell/Dayeco (joint CM). Photo courtesy of Rodgers Builders.
Gensler, Perkins+Will, and CannonDesign top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the...read more
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
The 9,000-sf, Gensler-designed Fast Forward incubator at Johns Hopkins University has been so popular with entrepreneurs that the university is more than quadrupling a second incubator on its east campus to 30,000 sf. Photo: @Alan Karchmer. Click here for larger view.
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