Top 170 University Building Architecture Firms for 2023

Gensler, CannonDesign, Page Southerland Page, SmithGroup, and Ayers Saint Gross top the ranking of the nation's largest university sector architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.


Education Facilities

Projects | Mar 31, 2022

Tech school designed to prepare students for high-wage, high-skill careers

In Wesley Chapel, Fla., a half-hour north of Tampa, Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation (KRAI) is “not going to look like anything you’ve ever seen before,” Kim Moore, assistant superintendent at Pasco County Schools, said in a statement.

Energy-Efficient Design | Mar 25, 2022

University of Pittsburgh Releases ‘Pitt Climate Action Plan’

The University of Pittsburgh has released the Pitt Climate Action Plan, detailing how the University will achieve its goal to go carbon neutral by 2037 through investments in clean energy, transportation, efficiency and other areas.

Higher Education | Mar 24, 2022

Higher education sector sees 19 percent reduction in facilities investments

Colleges and universities face a growing backlog of capital needs and funding shortfalls, according to Gordian’s 2022 State of Facilities in Higher Education report. 

Projects | Mar 16, 2022

Tomorrow’s STEM leaders get a state-of-the-art research complex

In February, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University (NC A&T) opened its new Engineering Research & Innovation Complex (ERIC).

University Buildings | Mar 7, 2022

A new facility can offer thousands of equine therapy sessions a year

At its new Spur campus in Denver, Colorado State University (CSU) will bring its expertise to the public by offering free educational experiences to visitors of all ages. Spur’s three buildings—Hydro, Terra, and Vida—will focus, respectively, on water, earth, and life. 

Higher Education | Mar 1, 2022

SRG Partnership designs a nautically inspired space for maritime science

A community college in Oregon has begun construction on a new building devoted to maritime science. With it, the school hopes to solidify its position as a major industrial and marine technology center in the Pacific Northwest.

Education Facilities | Feb 24, 2022

New ASU science and tech building features innovative sustainability elements

Arizona State University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7, completed in December 2021, was constructed with numerous innovative sustainability elements.

University Buildings | Feb 18, 2022

On-campus performing arts centers and museums can be talent magnets for universities

Cultural facilities are changing the way prospective students and parents view higher education campuses.

University Buildings | Feb 18, 2022

UPenn converts a library past its prime to a tech-integrated learning and maker

In September 2021, Penn reopened its renovated and expanded library as an open center for cross-disciplinary learning, prototyping, and collaboration. Now called Biotech Commons, the 17,000-sf building supports new modes of research by offering a range of spaces and services that is free to be scheduled by any student or faculty member.

University Buildings | Feb 17, 2022

A vacated school in St. Louis is turned into a center where suppliers exchange ideas

In 1871, The Carondelet School, designed by Frederick William Raeder, opened to educate more than 400 children of laborers and manufacturers in St. Louis. The building is getting a second lease on life, as it has undergone a $2 million renovation by goBRANDgo!, a marketing firm for the manufacturing and industrial sectors.