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Conference Presentations

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Out of the ShadowsLocked

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus RenewalLocked

Working With What You’ve Got
From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Through a holistic approach emphasizing selective revitalization and limited new construction, Laurentian University transformed its facilities to significantly enhance the student experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Design-Build Delivers Added Value to the University of North GeorgiaLocked

From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
Design-build delivery helps higher education institutions control costs, streamline processes and communications, and more efficiently and effectively meet project objectives.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience in the SciencesLocked

The Pennsylvania State University Creates a Nucleus for Student Education and Advising
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Science education and science student retention are improved by transforming an underutilized campus space into an Academic Support Center that colocates critical undergraduate academic services.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrated Project Planning in a Construction Management EnvironmentLocked

The College of DuPage’s Naperville, Illinois, Satellite Campus
From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
When the whole team knows the “why” behind the planning and design process, the result is a better “what.”
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus DestinationLocked

From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
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Discovering Transformative Opportunities for the Athletic Facilities at the University of PittsburghLocked

From Volume 43 Number 1 | October–December 2014
The challenge for many colleges and universities moving forward is to build and renovate the least amount of space for the greatest number of users and uses.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Doing More with LessLocked

Five Trends in Higher Education Design
From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
Just a few years ago we would strive to utilize a space during 60 percent of its usable hours; now we are asked to strive for 70 to 80 percent utilization.
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