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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.
Learning Landscape building exterior

All renderings courtesy ZAS Architects

August 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZAS Architects designed the building.

UC Davis Latitude exterior

All photos: Kyle Jeffers

August 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HED designed the project.

OSU North academic building exterior

North Hall will include a bridge to the existing building, and a future link across all buildings for a second floor internal walking path.

August 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dewberry designed the project.

A community space in Clark Nexsen’s renovations to Edens Quad Residence Hall at Duke University.

August 03, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

Clark Nexsen’s Student Life practice leader, Peter Aranyi, discusses the benefits of renovation...

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R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The Weekly”
August 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The We...

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A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

CO Architects worked with Frederic Zernhausern, a professor at the University of Arizona, to fit out a half-floor of a building on campus. Custom labs designed to the specifications of star researchers help research universities attract and retain valued talent. Image: Bill Timmerman

July 24, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CO Architects is among a handful of firms that caters to this trend.

Cal Poyl Pomona residence halls and dining hal

Photo: Lawrence Anderson

July 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HMC Architects designed the project.

Cal Poly Frost Center exterior

All renderings courtesy ZGF Architects

July 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZGF Architects is designing the building.

Courtesy Cornell College

July 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plan will reduce the college’s energy usage by 20%.

Barnes Hall of Science at Franklin College

The Barnes Hall of Science at Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., underwent a complete renovation with a new wing.

June 03, 2020 | DAVID MILLER, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP

David Miller of BSALifeStructures offers technical advice on renovation of college and universi...

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June 02, 2020 | Matt Pearson

COVID-19 hasn’t just upended healthcare delivery, the workplace, and all levels of education –...

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UConn Student Rec Center Exterior

All photos courtesy JCJ Architecture

May 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project sits at the center of the Storrs campus.

 

Clemson's Outdoor Education Center

All photos: Jonathan Hillyer

May 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the project.

 

DSU Human Performance Center exterior

All photos courtesy Hastings+Chivetta

April 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hastings+Chivetta designed the project.

COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers

April 10, 2020 | JAKE KATZENBERGER, MARK CHRISMAN, AND RUSS MURDOCK, HENDERSON ENGINEERS

COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and ot...

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Study Areas at the Trone Student Center, Furman University

April 09, 2020 | Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Ghafari Director of Education

Since many academic departments have been concentrated in their own buildings or portions of ca...

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Courtesy Pixabay

March 26, 2020 | Bryan Langlands, Principal, NBBJ

While student dormitories are well-suited to certain alternate healthcare uses — from housing c...

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Courtesy Ponce Health Sciences University

March 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clayco will build the project.

Pioneer Industries launches new website

The company, based in Commerce, Calif., makes a wide range of plumbing fixtures and accessories for the commercial and multifamily building sectors.

March 13, 2020 |

Pioneer Industries launches new website

Cornell University rowing has been transformed into a waterfront campus destination. Photo courtesy HGA

Cornell University rowing has been transformed into a waterfront campus destination. Photo courtesy HGA

   

March 09, 2020 | D'Andre Willis, AIA, Principal, VP, HGA Architects and Engineers

As colleges become more diverse, campus conversation is focusing on how to create equitable env...

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Auburn University, Robins & Morton open Construction Field Laboratory

Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory at Auburn University. Photo courtesy Robins & Morton

   

March 09, 2020 |

Robins & Morton and Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (C...

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Courtesy Stantec

February 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec designed the project.

UC Berkeley Enclave apartments

Courtesy UC Berkeley

February 18, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kirk E Peterson & Associates designed the project.

Sino-French Aviation campus

All renderings courtesy HENN

February 10, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HENN designed the project.

Exterior St. Edward's Recreation center at dusk

Credit Andrea Calo.

January 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Specht Architects designed the building.

Making it: Gen Z learns by doing

From TikTok videos to rapid prototyping, Gen Z learns by doing. Photo courtesy GBBN

   

January 06, 2020 | Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA, Associate Principal

This fundamental shift in learning style will have an impact on higher-education space planning....

A rendering of the L-shaped Plant Sciences Building, part of a research and education master plan at Washington State University. Images: Courtesy of LMN Architects

December 17, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

These facilities will bring several disciplines under one roof.

Hevener Football Center entry

Renderings courtesy HOK

December 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility will be named after longtime donor to the University of Florida and the University A...

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Aerial view of Adohi Hall

All photos: Tim Hursley

December 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A design collaborative led by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Modus Studio, Mackey Mitchell Architec...

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