Planning for Higher Education Journal

Oberlin: Recycling a Campus

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From Volume 2 Number 5 | October 1973
By James J. Morisseau

Spurred by the pressure of higher education's current recession, many colleges and universities are looking to the conversion or renovation of existing buildings as an alternative to new construction. But perhaps none has taken a more comprehensive approach than Oberlin College in Ohio, which recently undertook a building-by-building survey of its entire physical plant, emerging with plans to recycle 17 campus structures of between 260,000 and 340,000 square feet of space at an estimated cost ranging from $5.8 to $7 million.

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