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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Another Day Older, Another Day Better

Institutions Are Infusing New Life Into Mid-Century Campus Buildings
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
While they might be historical gems, are mid-century campus buildings still structurally sound? Is their location and architecture meaningful to the institution? What about energy efficient and fiscally responsible? College and university leaders must make the call: to fix or not to fix.
Conference Slides

The Informal Learning Environment

What’s It Look Like? (by Elizabeth Mahon)
Published 2019
One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Conference Slides

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Published 2019
Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Conference Slides

Buildings From the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

Rehab or Tear Down?
Published 2019
See how other campuses are dealing with buildings from this era as it relates to policy and capital projects. We'll include case studies of both rehabilitation and tear-down.
Conference Slides

Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

Published 2019
The Neilson Library renovation went above and beyond Smith College’s campus sustainability policy by implementing a sustainability charter, prioritizing health and wellness, and advocating for positive change.
Conference Slides

ASAP

CUNY’s Path to Improving Degree Completion
Published 2019
In this session, you will learn about CUNY's ASAP model, how it receives operating and capital funding, and how the physical spaces that support the program were identified, designed, and renovated.
Conference Slides

Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation

Published 2019
In this session, we will explore how Binghamton University implemented a façade upgrade and high performance energy systems for deep energy retrofits for its Science IV building.
Partner Content

An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

Published 2019
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. Read how Austin Community College repurposed facilities in an abandoned mall into a high-tech center for developmental math instruction.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Change and Renewal for Existing Campus Libraries Locked

Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
Renovating an existing academic library to meet 21st-century needs requires rethinking both its program and design to create a vibrant, welcoming campus hub for all.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Out of the Shadows Locked

Science and Technology Buildings Emerge as Campus Experience Hubs
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
To prepare students for 21st-century careers, recent capital investments are placing science and technology at the center of campus, with new facilities designed as both social and learning spaces.
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