Planning & Design

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College & University Education

  • Electrical Distribution: Designing the Campus Heartbeat

    Campus electrical distribution systems support all aspects of campus activity. Understanding the challenges for new and replacement installations is imperative for maintaining university operations and protecting capital investments. This article provides insight into identifying and addressing these challenges.

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    Designing for Lifelong Learning Opportunities

    Are there similarities in the design of spaces for education and for senior living? Specific areas where the two intersect include creating spaces that foster lifelong learning, help people build communities and foster relationships, and combat the stigma of being either young or old.

  • Reinventing the Academic Workplace

    A look at spaces that shape student-faculty interactions on campus, and ultimately contribute to student success.

  • Spotlight On Maintaining Architectural Continuity

    Gabe Guilliams, IESNA, LEED-AP, a principal and regional discipline leader with BuroHappold, speaks with CP&M about how institutions can strike a balance between architectural continuity and creating effective learning spaces for today’s students.

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    Trends In Education

    Life's one constant is change and College Planning & Management is here for it. From the expansion of big data to plant-forward dining options, schools are adapting with the times. Here's a look at what's happening now and into the future. Is your school ready for what's next?

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    An Award-Winning Landscape

    Duke University has won awards for its campus landscape features and design. Careful planning and thoughtful implementation are just two keys to the university's success.

  • View From the Industry

    Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

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    Science on Display

    Creative design can solve the conflict between having an open research lab with natural light and views where passersby can see and be excited about the research being done and safeguarding sensitive or proprietary information.

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    AV Technology and Active Learning

    Audiovisual components are becoming integral tools in active learning spaces.

  • Designed to Dine

    Student dining facilities are changing—and university officials need to be flexible and prepared.

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    Performing Arts Facilities Planning: a Program-Based Approach

    Real-world installations illustrate how an in-depth review of existing performing arts curricula and facilities can be of benefit when considering how best to upgrade existing spaces versus when to build new facilities.

  • Stormwater Management

    An Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

    Addressing stormwater controls early in facilities design and incorporating multiple solutions can yield cost savings and long-term benefits to a campus and its neighbors.

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    U.S. Military Academy at West Point: Pershing Barracks

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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Chemistry Annex

  • The Planning and Design of Workforce Development Centers

    Colleges and universities across the U.S. are creating workforce development centers to educate and train a new workforce. Programs frequently fall into two categories: industry-specific skilled trades training and automotive engineering training.