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.
Rendering of the updated Pioneer Hall

Courtesy KWK Architects

April 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original building was no longer functional for modern day purposes.

View from Wilson Field in Ryan Fieldhouse

Photo: ©Steinkamp Photography. Courtesy of Perkins+Will.

April 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the facility.

University of Hawaii Administration & Allied Health Building

Perkins+Will’s LA Studio designed the building

April 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will’s LA Studio designed the building.

Solar Array at Uh Maui College

Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii

March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also all...

read more
The DEF at night

Rendering courtesy of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is currently under construction.

Rendering of Schallenkamp Hall

Rendering courtesy of KWK Architects

March 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KWK Architects designed the project.

Exterior of UW nanoengineering building

Photo: Aaron Leitz Photography

February 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building marks the second phase of a 168,000-sf complex.

The Restaurants at Southwest

Courtesy KWK Architects

February 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by KWK Architects.

Report: Spending spree on new buildings a risky venture for some U.S. universities

Photo: Pixabay

January 31, 2018 | Sightlines

Higher education institutions continue to add new buildings in spite of increased stress on facil...

read more
VT Carilion Biomedical Research Addition
January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

Maersk Tower and the floating path

Photo: Adam Mørk

January 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C. F. Møller designed the building.

The 360-degree classroom in the Spark

The circle-in-the-round classroom in The Spark. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

January 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The circle-in-the-round classroom can accommodate 275 students.

UIC's new living/learning complex

Rendering courtesy of SCB

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) designed the facility.

La Carreta pavilion

La Carreta pavilion, on the Monterrey, Mexico, campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Photo: Paco Alvarez, The Raws

January 12, 2018 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

Sasaki designs interchangeable spaces to support a major educational shift at Mexico’s largest un...

read more
Education Village at Winona State University

Rendering courtesy Leo A Daly

January 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $25.3 million project is currently under construction on the Winona State University campus....

A view from the east wing of Columbia University's new Center for Precision Dental Medicine, which is embedded within Columbia's medical school. Image: (c) Jeff Goldberg

January 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, which nests at “the core” of the university’s Medical Center, relies heavily on tec...

read more

Courtesy Tangram Interiors

January 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

USC Village comprises six buildings and 1.25 million sf.

The new Santiago Hall at Chapman University

Architecture and Imagery by Togawa Smith Martin, Inc. and AC Martin 

January 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Packing House was originally built for the Santiago Orange Growers Association.

December 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by William Rawn Architects and will be built by Skanska.

Hedrick Hall East Lounge

Photo Credit: John Ellis

December 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Johnson Favaro designed the space.

Howard L. Hawks Hall

Howard L. Hawks Hall opened in August 2017 and is the new home for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business.

December 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Numerous storytelling spaces and displays are located throughout the building.

Exterior rendering of Stadium Drive Residence Halls

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studios, Mackey Mitchell

November 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell Architects, and OLIN collaborated on t...

read more
The new Columbia University School of Nursing building

Photo courtesy of FXFOWLE

November 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building has a ‘collaboration ribbon’ that runs throughout the building.

Front of the new Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center
November 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center will provide a strong commitment to donor and VIP cult...

read more
ACC new digital media center, interiors designed by Perkins+Will

Rendering courtesy of Perkins+Will

November 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Renovation of the defunct mall represents Phase 2 of ACC’s $100 million adaptive reuse project....

Upson Hall, a 1950s-era engineering building on the campus of Cornell University, was completely made over to bring the building up to the school's current pedagogical needs. The remake included “strategic” replacement of the building's facade, which is cantilevered at the corner. Image: Michael Moran Photography

November 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Early AE collaboration played a major role in moving this project forward efficiently. 

The exterior of Dunham College
October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The residential communities were designed by KWK Architects and combine living and learning ameni...

read more

The 190,000-sf Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which opens next month on the campus of the University of Southern California, will provide research and lab space for the Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Medical schools. This is the largest building on campus, and its construction required more than 50,000 yards of soil to be exported, 4.5 million pounds of concrete and rebar for poured-in-place floors and walls, and 2,000-plus steel embeds for a suspended clean room plenum leel and exterior masonry. Image: USC

October 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building is designed to maximize recruitment and interaction of scientists and researchers....

The Center for Wounded Veterans at U of I
October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is the first building...

read more
Troy Hall's north facade

Photo courtesy of Perkins+Will

October 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Almost 15,000 sf of space was added to the original, four-story building.

Overlay Init