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.
Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
| July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings sc...

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Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transpar...

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Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons
June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool...

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June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The planned site is a natural landscape among redwood trees with views over Monterey Bay, a site...

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June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...

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Image courtesy of hermanmiller.com
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Today's technologies allow us to work anywhere. So why come to an office at all? Herman Miller ha...

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Fireframes Designer Series doors in Grim Hall
| May 27, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For the renovation of Lincoln University’s Grim Hall life sciences building into a state-of-the-a...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published i...

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The Edith ODonnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the Universi
May 11, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital...

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The new University Student Union at California State University San Marcos featu
May 01, 2014 | PCL Construction

The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, st...

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The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washingt...

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Illustration: Arup
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University
April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of s...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Photo: Dorma
March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...

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Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University
February 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the...

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February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates n...

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Sasaki Associates used detailed network visualizations like this traffic flow pa
February 12, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

There are literally hundreds of applications for deep analytics in planning and design projects,...

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February 04, 2014 | International Living Future Institute

The Bechtel Environmental Classroom utilizes solar power, composting toilets, and an energy recov...

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February 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container...

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Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and te
January 29, 2014 | University of Notre Dame

The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will add more than 750,000 sf of academic, student lif...

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The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners
January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excel...

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