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.
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

The large atrium biome in ISTB-7

Rendering courtesy of Studio Ma

October 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The science and research complex will include an atrium biome filled with plants and water.

A rendering of the front of the new Blinn College residence hall

Rendering courtesy of Servitas.

September 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In 2016, more than 400 students were placed on the wait list due to lack of available on-campus h...

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A rendering of Fifth Third Arena
September 11, 2017 | Troy Sherrard AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Sports & Recreation Architecture, Moody Nolan

While large 20,000-seat sports venues aren’t going away, mid-size venues provide advantages the b...

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Tilt panel erection at Nease High School in Ponte Verda Florida

Tilt panel erection by Barton Malow at Nease High School in Ponte Verda, Fla. Photo: Steve Cowdery.

September 07, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., and Barton Malow top BD+C’s...

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An interior collaboration space at the Pagiluca Harvard Life Lab

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, Allston, Mass., is the newest component of Harvard University’s growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Harvard students, faculty, and alumni interested in biotech, pharma, and other life sciences now have access to a fully equipped wet lab and support resources they need to take their ventures to the next stage of development. Photo: Robert Benson.

September 07, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Today’s multi-functional buildings support a diverse range of academic programs, with transparent...

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Lighting hanging from a double-height lobby space in the Rohrer College of Business facility

Photo: Halkin Mason, Courtesy KSS Architects.

September 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Designed by KSS Architects and Goody Clancy, the new facility opened prior to the fall 2017 schoo...

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A common area located in The Ruckus Lofts

Photo courtesy Motivado Group.

September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ruckus Lofts provide 46 furnished units and 165 beds for UT students.

The plinth-like extension and renovated library building

Photo: © Dennis Gilbert.

August 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original building was updated and given a new extension and landscaping.

The exterior of the new Recreation and Student Center

Photo: St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

August 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $50 million building adds over 193,000 sf of space to the campus.

An exterior promenade connects the dining hall to three residence halls on the Core Campus. Image: Jonathan Hilyer

August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new dining hall is part of the school’s ongoing efforts to maintain its standing among the co...

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