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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.
Conference Presentations

From “Breaking Bad” to Breaking Norms

Transform Thinking and Reinvigorate Campus Relationships
Published 2019
We will demonstrate how advances in modular building delivery are being applied to sophisticated buildings (including BL2 and vivarium) such that users perceive them as an improvement to the current condition.
Conference Presentations

Facilities That Support Peer-to-Peer Learning for Tomorrow’s Students

Published 2019
In this session, we will focus on both in-depth and high-level overviews of four new projects and how they specifically address STEM students' evolving space needs, including needs particular to first-generation and underrepresented minority students.
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

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

Teaching, Learning, Doing in Collaborative SpacesLocked

From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
The intermingling of undergraduate students with grad students, post-docs, faculty, and commercial interests in one innovative facility results in better academic experiences.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

University-Industry Collaborations Are Driving Creation of Next-Generation Learning SpaceLocked

From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
New spaces, ranging from fabrication and prototyping studios to innovation districts, reflect a growing entrepreneurship and maker culture and give students the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
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

Strategies to Successfully Navigate the Design of STEM FacilitiesLocked

A Case Study at the University of Mississippi
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Successfully planning interdisciplinary, inter-college STEM facilities requires a special set of tools to navigate the challenges that arise when dealing with a diverse set of users.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a Place for Introductory MathematicsLocked

Academic Needs Drive Adaptive Reuse Project
From Volume 41 Number 1 | October–December 2012
Sometimes thinking outside the box requires designing within the box—be that box a university prerequisite or a campus facility.
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