Conference Presentations

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

Rehab or Tear Down?
Delivered March 27, 2019
Presented by Chris Coulter, Stephanie Kingsnorth, Anthony Palazzo, Libby Ramirez
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Many institutions are trying to figure out what to do with buildings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, many of which could be considered “background buildings”. With failing systems and extensive upgrade costs, what are the pros and cons of renew versus replace? Can “old” be made new again while maintaining architectural diversity for students on campus? See how other campuses are dealing with this issue as it relates to policy and capital projects. We'll include case studies of both rehabilitation and tear-down.