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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.
Wilkinson Building Exterior

All photos: Charlie Sarratt, SkySite Images

April 19, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the project.

Tennessee Tech University Marc L. Burnett Student Recreation & Fitness Center aerial

Photos: Wold | HFR Design

April 15, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wold | HFR Design designed the project.

Classroom Building at UC Santa Barbara

Renderings courtesy LMN Architects

April 12, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

All renderings courtesy KPF

April 01, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be built over two phases.

CDRLC exterior during the day

Renderings courtesy LMN Architects

March 17, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects in collaboration with Booth Hansen is designing the project.

Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex exterior Perkins and Will

Photos: Tom Arban Photography


March 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 28-story tower is located in Toronto.

Anonymous Hall south facade

All photos: Albert Vecerka

February 26, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

Beloit College Powerhouse Aerial

Photos: Studio Gang

February 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Studio Gang designed the project.

Judy Genshaft Honors College exterior

Images courtesy Morphosis

February 09, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Morphosis designed the project.

oLIV Tucson STUDENT HOUSING project BY CoreSpaces 2020 Student housing report

A green wall frames a properly masked student resident at ōLiv Tucson, near the University of Arizona, which operated on a hybrid Covid-19 schedule until Thanksgiving, then was scheduled to go all virtual. Photo: Nathan Oppenheim


January 08, 2021 | Robert Cassidy, Editor

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time...

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Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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New Knight Campus at University of Oregon at Eugene

The purpose of the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is to create greater interactions among researchers from a wide range of scientific fields. Images: Bruce Damonte

December 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its design encourages occupant productivity and well-being.

2020 Science & Technology Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the S+T sector

Photo: Gaëtan Bussy from Pixabay


December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

HDR, Jacobs, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest science and technology (S+...

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2020 University Sector Giants, Giants 400 Report, Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, Arup, Suffolk Construction

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex. Photo: Evan Patten


December 02, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

Gensler, AECOM, and Turner Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest university...

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Stanford Morphonenesis mesh display

Stanford's Morphogenesis architectural mesh display responds to the human touch through an interactive system. Photo: Gabe Border

November 25, 2020 | GKD METAL FABRICS

Stanford University's ...

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Allen Hall at Western Carolina University promotes a vibrant experience for its 612 freshmen occupants. Our design team worked closely with the precast manufacturer, Metromont, to support a social atmosphere and create open, welcoming entries and inviting commons spaces. Photo courtesy Vannoy Construction.

November 20, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

A variety of material solutions are emerging to accelerate construction timelines, and precast...

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Exterior of WSU's new Plant Sciences Building

All photos: Adam Hunter | LMN Architects

November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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Aerial of The Village at Johns Hopkins University

All renderings courtesy BIG

November 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new center will become the heart of the university’s campus.

The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program



The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Emory Student Union, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Emory Student Union, at Emory University, Atlanta, the unanimous choice of the jury as this year's Platinum Award winner in BD+C's "Building Team Awards." 


Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards

Embry-Riddle's new student union, shaped like birds in flight

The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Awa...

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The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning...

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Banner University Medical Center exterior

All photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Joel B Sanders Agency

October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tucson’s Banner University Medical Center is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Tea...

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City Tech auditorium with people

The 1,000-seat theater, which sits atop a basketball court, required early planning to manage front- and back-of-house circulation, accessibility, infrastructure, and the integration of building systems. All photos: Andrew Rugge/Perkins Eastman

October 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The CUNY New York City College of Technology Academic Building wins a Gold Award in BD+C’s 2020...

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The new Health Science Education Center is designed and built to promote student-faculty interaction and training. Image: Peter Seiger

September 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Health Sciences Education Center includes two floors for simulation and immersive training....

DMU new campus

All renderings courtesy DMU

September 10, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RDG Planning & Design is the design firm.

The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center exterior

All photos courtesy HOK

September 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HOK and RTA designed the project.

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