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.

uCity Square, an innovation center in Philadelphia, has ambitious growth plans for the next decade. Image: University City Science Center

October 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This innovation center has several office, lab, and residential buildings in the works.

Aerial view of APDesign

Photo: Timothy Hursley

October 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kansas State University’s new College of Architecture Planning and Design places students at the...

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Rendering of RISD new residence hall

Courtesy NADAAA

October 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed by a former RISD student.

Keck Center for engineering and science

Courtesy Chapman University

October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AC Martin designed the building.

Fitts-Woolard hall rendering

Courtesy NC State

September 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska is building the facility.

Courtesy Rutgers University.

September 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

JZA+D designed the space.

Eikmeier Commons at Midland University

Courtesy Midland University

August 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new gathering space is completed and ready for students returning for fall semester.

JMU D-Hall

Courtesy Skanska USA

August 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The three-story building will open for fall semester 2018.

Olympic Sport Performance Center

Olympic Sport Performance Center. James Steinkamp/James Steinkamp Photography

August 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed both the Ryan Fieldhouse and the new Walter Athletics Center.

UNLV Tech Park

Rendering EVA Architects Courtesy UNLV

August 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is the first of many planned for the 122-acre campus.

ASU's 3500 sf maker lab

The 3,500-sf maker lab is the hot spot for ASU engineering students. Hands-on learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration are encouraged. “Prototyping and experimentation, those are vital,” said Kyle Squires, Dean, Fulton Schools of Engineering. “It’s the way students are thinking these days.” Photo: Bill Timmerman.

August 06, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Three recent projects demonstrate the dynamic role residence halls are playing on America’s colle...

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Sb Valley College campus

The San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley Community College Kinesiology and Athletics Center, designed by HMC Architects. The three-story, 108,509-sf, $69 million facility has two NCAA competition gymasiums. Photo: David Fennema, HMC Architects.

July 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Though the U.S. economy is strong with investment gains buoying endowments, colleges and universi...

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Ernest E. Tschannen science complex
July 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CO Architects designed the facility.

Teaching Lab in Brown University's ERC

Photo: Warren Jagger Photography

July 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KieranTimberlake designed the facility and Shawmut Design and Construction was the general contra...

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Mitchell Hall

Rendering courtesy DesignGroup.

July 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

DesignGroup is the architect for the project.

The new 603,000-sf outpatient facility on the Richmond campus of Virginia Commonwealth University will consolidate many of VCU Health's services. Image: VCU

June 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New buildings for outpatient care, engineering, and rehabilitation of serious injuries and debili...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
Fitts-Woolard Hall exterior

Courtesy Clark Nexsen

May 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clark Nexsen designed the new building.

Aerial view of new SDSU apartment neighborhood

Rendering courtesy of KWK Architects

May 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The units will house juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Bentley Arena
May 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The university arena was designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge.

Kites made from ALPOLIC metal composite material with fire retardant core hang from the ceilings in the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa. Photo credit: Mitchell Stier

| May 07, 2018 | ALPOLIC Metal Composite Materials
Williams College bookstore exterior at night

Courtesy Williams College

May 03, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CambridgeSeven designed the campus bookstore.

The ICA at VCU

Photo: Iwan Baan

April 23, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Steven Holl Architects designed the building.

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...

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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.

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