Features


LEDs and Lighting Controls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Illuminating Applications

Shining a Light on What's New in LEDs and Lighting Controls.

campus lighting

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Lighting the Way on Campus

What's new in lighting technology for campus facilities as well as the campus itself? The answers might surprise you.

Emergency Communications

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Avoiding Deadly Mistakes

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

new classroom spaces

The New Class

The bionic classroom is here. Packed with technology, reconfigurable on a moment's notice and ready to foster innovation, these spaces help forward-thinking instructors educate next-generation students. College Planning & Management profiles five new spaces that push the edges.

classroom technology

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Setting Goals in a Digital Age

With a little goal setting, administrators can use technology to advance education and meet students’ needs. Here are two ways in which technology is providing what today's students expect—in the classroom and beyond.

Adventure Education

Adventure Education: Connecting Students with The Natural World

Kids are inherently curious creatures who learn by observing and interacting with their surroundings. They are intrinsically drawn to animals, watching carefully as animals play, relate, and move throughout nature. When a child’s educational experience includes daily interaction with animals, learning is elevated.

Re-Roof Protocol

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Is There a Better Re-Roof Protocol?

To everything there is a season, and now is the time to begin planning for summer re-roofs. Have you started?

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Focus on Flooring

You have to cover the floor, so why not make a statement?

flooring

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flooring Matters: Finding What Works

Floors are a conspicuous, hard-working element of every facility on campus. Affecting everything from branding, recruiting, and aesthetics to wayfinding, acoustics, and safety, selecting the right flooring for buildings requires attention to detail.

procurement

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Procurement: An Emerging K-12 Profession

As K-12 school districts have grown in size and complexity, buying supplies has become a sophisticated profession.



arboreta

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Campus Arboreta: Outdoor Spaces for Learning and for Play

Developing an accredited arboretum contributes to education, enjoyment, and community engagement on campus.

outdoor learning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Learning Environments

Making Positive Connections Beyond the School Walls.

Higher Education Trend

Higher Education Trends: What's In Store For 2018

Our annual look at trends influencing campus life and learning is back for 2018. From regenerative design to the latest developments in technology, these topics are on the forefront as experts discuss what the coming year might bring.

digital signage

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Digital Signage: Bigger Thinking Equals Bigger Audiences

Advances in digital signage technology are bringing exciting opportunities to college and university campuses.

partnerships

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Public-Private Partnerships: A Path to Success

Two universities in New Jersey are experiencing growth and financial stability by developing partnerships with businesses and their communities.

educational space

Education in 2018 and Beyond: A Look Ahead

Readers, columnists and others who work in education-related positions look ahead to 2018 and beyond and share their thoughts about what we have to look forward to—both positive and negative.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won't create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn't even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!

Smart Facilities

How Smart Are Your Facilities?

Mechanical systems control the quality of indoor environments in college and university campus buildings.

school sports venue

The "Value" of Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Venues

There has been a lot of news coverage — both positive and negative — about high-priced sports venue on K-12 school campuses. In this article, SP&M presents two such projects and allows you to be the judge.

germs everywhere

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Don't Touch That!

Your mom was right. There are germs everywhere. Don’t touch them. And don’t touch your face.

Berry College science museum

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Finding a Home for a Science Museum

student residence space

Interiors

A Place to Call Home

Compelling ideas are driving the interior designs of student residences on campuses today.

campus interiors

Interiors

Interior Insights

Colleges and universities are seeking smarter, greener and more flexible facilities from the inside out.

learning stairs

Interiors

Learning Stairs: The New Student-Centered Space

The new student-centered space.

commuter students

Interiors

Drawing Commuter Students In

How interior design can create attractive campus spaces where commuter students want to stay.

campus security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Key to Security

Lots can go wrong on today's college campuses. What steps can administrators and facility managers take to keep everyone safe?

campus playing field

Beyond the Playing Field

The future of campus facilities includes marrying academics, athletics and student life.

school security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Round School Security

School security starts at the perimeter of the school, but where is that? Security experts point to three perimeters that need securing.

well designed learning spaces

Interiors

Great Opportunities to Inspire

Well-designed learning spaces better prepare students for their future careers.

cleaning

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Routine Cleaning vs. Sustainability

Can cleaning help colleges and universities be more sustainable? You bet!

improve student learning

Interiors

Want to Improve Student Learning?

Rethink the classroom, not just the curriculum.

Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Whole System Design

Whole Systems Design

An integrated approach to sustainability.

Indoor Air Quality

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Review Course on Indoor Air Quality

If you graded the indoor air in your buildings, would it pass or fail?

Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Environment

Lowering health risks enables students to learn better and teachers to teach more.

Business School

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Business? Meet Science and Technology.

The fusion of science into business schools is restyling both learning opportunities and facilities.

Sustainability

Sustainability: A Whole-Systems Approach

Going green is more than choosing paper with a high recycled content. Here are three colleges that are integrating sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

Livable Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Texas Middle School Earns Livable Buildings Award

Design reflects growing trend toward sustainable solutions and hands-on learning environments.

Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Campus Exteriors

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At First Glance

Campus exteriors provide the initial impression of any college or university. These outdoor spaces can impact recruitment, retention, town/gown and alumni relationships and much more.