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.
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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 One of the corridors with student meeting space in the new Health Education Building

Photo courtesy of KUMC

August 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed to enhance the medical campus’ existing facilities, curriculum, and cla...

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The exterior of the new School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University

Courtesy of Montclair State University.

August 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CannonDesign designed the facility, which features a 197-seat presentation hall and various contr...

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July 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project received a Wood Innovation Grant that will help spur construction of the Hastings + C...

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Rendering courtesy of Centerbrook Architects

June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will total about 47,000 sf of new construction and renovations.

Rendering courtesy Collegiate AC

June 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The luxury student accommodations will be Collegiate’s first outside of the U.K.

The new residential commons building has been designed with the specific purpose of opening up to the surrounding neighborhood. Tom Harris Photography.

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: The University of Chicago’s new Residential Commons is part campus, part community....

The robotics labs at the 71,000-sf John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, on the Providence, R.I., campus of Johnson & Wales University. This STEM building provides teaching labs and support spaces for engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry. Photo courtesy John Horner. 

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preparing students for life after graduation has become the primary motivator behind construction...

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May 05, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

How can public institutions expect to survive and thrive in Illinois' turbulent environment? The...

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Rendering courtesy of Wight & Company.

April 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design of the center is meant to pay tribute to the university’s heritage in aviation and aer...

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Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building brings the architecture, landscape architecture, and building technology departments...

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| April 17, 2017 | Rockfon

The University of Toronto’s $52.5 million, 126,788-square-foot Environmental Science & Chemis...

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Photo courtesy Portland State University

March 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A total of seven InFocus Mondopads were used in the room to accommodate large group work and indi...

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Courtesy HOK

March 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The 142,500-sf facility, which opened just three weeks after Clemson’s national championship win...

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USC Village, a six-building, 1.25-million-sf expansion of the University of Southern California's University Park campus, will be ready for occpancy this fall. The project took 12 years from conception to completion. Image: USC

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prefabrication of the six buildings’ walls reduced construction time by a year. 

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