Features


Financing Campus Facilities

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Getting Creative With Facilities Financing

Some campus administrators are looking beyond P3s and additional debt load to find ways to finance their capital projects. Check out these ideas.

Building Information Modeling

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Benefits of BIM

Harnessing novel Building Information Modeling methods for better campuses and facilities.

Performaning Arts Center

Designed for Performance

A new upstate New York arts center is fostering student and faculty collaboration among disciplines and raising achievement.

Student Center

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Gathering Spot

Student centers are often the heart of the campus community. They play a major role in student life, recruitment and retention, town/gown relationships, alumni support and more. The first impression they make should be a welcoming one.

Oberlin

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Green Place to Stay

The Hotel at Oberlin stands to deliver support to Oberlin College's role as an epicenter of environmental awareness.

Internet of Things

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Internet of Things is Coming

In fact, it's already here. From building controls to wearable devices almost anything can — and will — be connected to the cloud. Is your campus ready?

Internet of Things

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

The Internet of Things (IoT): The Art of the Possible

Education professionals predict that, in five years, the majority of schools will have incorporated IoT into core functional areas. What is IoT, and how does it and will it relate to our educational facilities?

campus fence

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Removing Barriers

As years go by, school campuses can become tangled with fencing which no longer serves its original purpose. Improve the appearance of school grounds by removing outdated, unnecessary barriers.

study hallway

Designing for Student Engagement

Architects are changing the way they design spaces to better match the way students learn.

UW-Milwaukee’s Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Paths of Glory

UW-Milwaukee's Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex illuminates the route from science building to social hub.



Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies

Syracuse University

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Framework for Learning

A bold vision for campus redesign is navigating old and new at Syracuse University.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

unlocking value on campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Capitalizing on College Spaces and Places

From loading docks to libraries, evaluating space and leveraging resources is essential to good planning — and to unlocking value on campus.

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

perimeter security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Secure School Perimeter

Meeting the growing challenge of security in K-12 schools.

green purchasing

Green Purchasing

Are We Green Yet?

The concept of green procurement has been around for nearly two decades. Are colleges and universities on board?

BU Castle

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Transforming BU Castle

From a heritage building to daily-use venue for alumni, faculty and students, an iconic mansion undergoes historic restoration for new life as an alumni center.

parking

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The K-12 Parking Puzzle

Parking problems have grown at schools along with the size of cars and increased traffic. Here's how experts suggest dealing with these new needs.

parking

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Parking Goes Hi-Tech

Technology is transforming parking, adding cost-saving efficiencies and sustainability to a campus necessity.

fire security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Technology Enhances Fire Security

Today's integrated fire detection, alarm and sprinkler systems are being designed into facilities as an integral part of improved occupant safety.

place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

How place influences design.

Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

A Bright Partnership

The University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology are collaborating to spur light and sound innovation.

Walls

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

Take a look at the next big thing in college and university classroom design: walls you can write on and push around.

public-private partnerships

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Why Your Next Collaboration May Be a P3

Here are two examples of public-private partnerships that suggest it might be the best approach if you’re ready to add or replace campus housing.

Arrival Sequence

Safety & Security

Changing the 'Arrival Sequence'

Architecture firm’s proposed design makes progressive school more secure.

Drones on campus

The Safe and Secure Campus

An Eye In the Sky

The capabilities of and uses for drones are growing at a rapid pace. How can they be used for campus safety...and should they?

Active Shooter Training

The Safe and Secure Campus

Training for The Unthinkable

Does your options-based active shooter training approach meet standards of care?

energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

school collaboration

Business

Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations

Collaboration is the art and science of combining people's talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.

Microgrids

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Off the Grid

Microgrids offer college campuses energy independence, resiliency and lower power bills. Are you ready to take your school off the grid?

Preventing Sexual Assault at school

Safety & Security

Preventing Sexual Assault, Grooming and Child Molestation in Schools

How Building Design Concepts and Smart Security Technology Can Help.

Outsourcing

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Trouble in Paradise: When Outsourcing Doesn't Work as Planned

What are your options when outsourcing doesn't work as planned or intended?

Designing the interiors of performing and visual arts

Breaking with Tradition

"Traditional" campus spaces — such as performing and visual arts spaces and libraries — are undergoing transformational design updates, evolving into multifunctional, technology-rich, vibrant spaces.

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.

Innovative Library

An Innovative New Library

Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

California State University Fresno’s School of Education

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Teaching the Teachers

California State University Fresno's School of Education has created technology-enabled classrooms that promote next-generation learning for the next generation of teachers.