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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

Can’t vacate the facility? Renovation in stages can be planned efficiently.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When you’re renovating a campus building, you’re contending with dust, noise, vibration, the risk of budget overruns, relocating occupants, extended timelines, and more. Following best practices of experienced planners can help you to mitigate the most common challenges.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Another Day Older, Another Day BetterLocked

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

Developing New Typologies for Innovative Group Housing in Under-Utilized Spaces

Published 2019
This session will describe how an innovative typology for students’ small-group living transformed and expanded group living options at Lawrence University.
Conference Slides

Private-Private Partnerships

P3 for Private Institutions
Published 2019
Examine a number of cases where Butler University (a private institution) leveraged relationships with public and private partners to provide value to students and the greater community.
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 LibrariesLocked

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.
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