A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig
Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...read more
Rendering courtesy of BIG
The 70,000-sf building was developed in collaboration with Boston-based Goody Clancy.
The 50,600-sf John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building is highlighted by an atrium that connects labs and serves as a “learning commons.” Achieving zero-net-energy in this building did not impact its $31.5 million construction budget. Image: Courtesy of Bond
Bristol Community College wants to be carbon neutral by 2050.
The 36,700-sf Taubman Complex is connected to neighboring buildings on campus by lifted bridges. Image: ©Nic Lehoux
A giant carbon-fiber orb is a focal point for the Michigan-based school.
Image courtesy SOM / © Smilodon
The building marks the first purpose built structure for cyber studies based at an academy.
Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Planning for places that foster effective innovation is still an emerging process, but the consta...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.
The best new learning centers showcase latest design trends in education.
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
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
AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.
New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...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 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
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
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block. Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons
Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their d...read more
Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...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
The University of Chicago is adding a new building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, that will hold plenty of meeting space. Photo: Luiz Gadelha Jr./Creative Commons
The David M. Rubenstein Forum will be both formal and informal, and will host lectures, workshops...read more
New York's Juilliard School, renovated in 2009 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Paul Masck/Wikimedia Commons
The Tianjin Juilliard School will have graduate courses, a pre-college program, an instrumental t...read more
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator in Wauwatosa, Wis., was conceived as a place where business and industry meets academic research to launch intellectual property. On the Building Team: UWM Real Estate Foundation (developer), Eppstein Uhen Architects (architect), and Miron Construction (GC). Photo: C&N Photography, courtesy Eppstein Uhen Architects
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest S+T sector design and construction firms, as reported in...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