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An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Another Day Older, Another Day Better

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.
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ASAP

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

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.
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Campus Renewal

Through a holistic approach emphasizing selective revitalization and limited new construction, Laurentian University transformed its facilities to significantly enhance the student experience.
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Change and Renewal for Existing Campus Libraries

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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Classrooms of the Future in Buildings of the Past

As the university re-evaluates undergraduate learning environments, a pilot classroom in historic Harvard Hall is the springboard for integrated planning and design processes.
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Creating a New Campus Destination

The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
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Design-Build Delivers Added Value to the University of North Georgia

Design-build delivery helps higher education institutions control costs, streamline processes and communications, and more efficiently and effectively meet project objectives.
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Developing New Typologies for Innovative Group Housing in Under-Utilized Spaces

This session will describe how an innovative typology for students’ small-group living transformed and expanded group living options at Lawrence University.
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Discovering Transformative Opportunities for the Athletic Facilities at the University of Pittsburgh

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.
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Doing More with Less

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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Enhancing the Student Experience in the Sciences

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.
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Every Campus Has One

In this session, you'll learn from three institutions' different but successful approaches: wrapping an existing building; inserting new construction within an existing complex; and reorienting an existing building.
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Integrated Project Planning in a Construction Management Environment

When the whole team knows the “why” behind the planning and design process, the result is a better “what.”
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Keep Your Top Talent

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Mid-century Make-over

As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration.
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One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Out of the Shadows

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

Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

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.
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Planning Interrupted

From the onset of COVID-19, Moore College has demonstrated how a dense urban campus can adapt to the new normal by transforming common space for maximum use to enhance the creative arts education pedagogy—join us to learn about their innovative strategies.
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Private-Private Partnerships

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.
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Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance, using a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs.
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Reimagining Master Planning at Florida State University

Revising a master plan isn’t usually innovative, but Florida State’s holistic approach is. By engaging the whole institution in the conversation, the master plan reset will ensure that the values and aspirations of the institution are reflected in a built environment that not only meets program needs, but supports and sustains the innovation necessary for post-pandemic realities.
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Reinvigorating a Campus Landmark

Beginning with the project's conception and taking you through its planning, design, and construction, we will outline our investigation, historic research, and analysis of Harvard University's Stirling-designed postmodern museum to inform its transformation into a vibrant academic building housing a variety of programs.
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Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

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.
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Renovating Student Services to Promote Success

Using the renovation of Normandale Community College's College Services Building as a case study, we'll discuss how integrating student services and creating an innovative service model can better promote student success.
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Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation

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.
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Rubik’s Cube

Yale University's new Yale Science Building and its associated renovation projects illustrate how a new facility can integrate under-utilized space, meeting program needs and connecting existing science buildings.
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The Informal Learning Environment

One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
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The New Frontier

U-M’s libraries are not just flourishing, they’re futuristic—embracing the latest technologies and trends in design while maintaining their ultimate mission of enabling and empowering discovery.
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Unearthed