University Buildings

Not only are the world’s youth educated in these buildings, but much of the globe’s most ground-breaking research takes place here. Requirements for housing students are more expansive than ever, but need to be balanced with the university’s real purpose: the pursuit of knowledge. Great design can inspire that pursuit.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

July 10, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot of college studen...

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All images courtesy LandDesign

July 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler and LandDesign designed the project.

Designed by Perkins+Will, Northwestern University’s 12-story Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center contains spaces which are reconfigurable for different uses and which were crafted with researchers and their tasks in mind. The structure also is meant to strengthen collaboration between the education, research, and medical professional communities.

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Designed by Perkins+Will, the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center...

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Turner workers position top beam for a new building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Image: Turner Construction

June 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building includes a “command center” for training students to interact with emergency personn...

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May 29, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

New building includes interactive exhibit in tribute to the center’s donor.

All renderings courtesy CO Architects

May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

May 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will utilize the design-build resources of Clayco and BatesForum.

All photos: Albert Vecerka

May 07, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the building.

The “front door” of the Smith Campus Center at Harvard is distinguished by a two-story curtainwall. Image: Courtesy of Consigli Construction

April 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The university’s Smith Campus Center now offers a centralized gathering place with several dining...

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The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign's new centrally located SOM facility will celebrate and enhance connections between engineering and construction. That focus, and the open-learning approach of the structure which will be completed in 2021, relect changes in the AEC industry. All renderings: Smilodon

April 24, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Campus Instructional Facility will celebrate and foste...

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All Photos: Chuck Choi

April 22, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Ann Beha Architects designed the building.

Renderings: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

April 19, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Brutalist structure to be softened with redesign by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

Photo: Max Touhey

April 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bjarke Ingels Group designed the facility.

BU data sciences building

All renderings courtesy KPMB

April 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KPMB Architects is designing the project.

Denning House exterior

Courtesy of Ennead Architects, ©2018 Tim Griffith. All rights reserved

April 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ennead Architects designed the building.

Photo: Neil Alexander

March 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

StudioWTA designed the building.

Courtesy Cypress College

March 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Sundt Construction is building the project.

Bill and Melinda Computer Science building exterior

All Photos: Tim Griffith

March 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the facility.

The Durham Innovation District, within six blocks, has a number of new construction projects either recently completed or underway. Image: Durham Innovation District, courtesy of Longfellow Real Estate Partners

February 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its buildout has included converting old tobacco warehouses into offices and labs.

UM BuildLab at night

All photos courtesy University of Miami

February 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Professor Rocco Ceo designed the studio space.

CoorsTek Center at dusk

Photo: Nic Lehoux

January 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the building.

University Building
December 17, 2018 | SCUP

There is a wide variability between how campuses accommodate the needs of breastfeeding mothers....

LSB South facade exterior

All photos courtesy Kevin Scott

December 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the facility.

A 38,000-sf dining hall, bookended by two residence halls with more than 1,200 beds, are under construction on the North Dartmouth, Mass., main campus of the University of Massachusetts. Image: Suffolk

December 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first phase of a large construction/renovation plan for the school’s main campus.

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Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

uCity Square, an innovation center in Philadelphia, has ambitious growth plans for the next decade. Image: University City Science Center

October 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This innovation center has several office, lab, and residential buildings in the works.

Aerial view of APDesign

Photo: Timothy Hursley

October 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kansas State University’s new College of Architecture Planning and Design places students at the...

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Rendering of RISD new residence hall

Courtesy NADAAA

October 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed by a former RISD student.

Keck Center for engineering and science

Courtesy Chapman University

October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AC Martin designed the building.

Fitts-Woolard hall rendering

Courtesy NC State

September 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska is building the facility.

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