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.
Bill and Melinda Computer Science building exterior

All Photos: Tim Griffith

March 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the facility.

The Durham Innovation District, within six blocks, has a number of new construction projects either recently completed or underway. Image: Durham Innovation District, courtesy of Longfellow Real Estate Partners

February 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its buildout has included converting old tobacco warehouses into offices and labs.

UM BuildLab at night

All photos courtesy University of Miami

February 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Professor Rocco Ceo designed the studio space.

CoorsTek Center at dusk

Photo: Nic Lehoux

January 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the building.

University Building
December 17, 2018 | SCUP

There is a wide variability between how campuses accommodate the needs of breastfeeding mothers....

LSB South facade exterior

All photos courtesy Kevin Scott

December 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the facility.

A 38,000-sf dining hall, bookended by two residence halls with more than 1,200 beds, are under construction on the North Dartmouth, Mass., main campus of the University of Massachusetts. Image: Suffolk

December 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first phase of a large construction/renovation plan for the school’s main campus.

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Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

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.

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