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University Buildings

Not only are the world’s youth educated in these buildings, but much of the globe’s most ground-breaking research takes place here. Requirements for housing students are more expansive than ever, but need to be balanced with the university’s real purpose: the pursuit of knowledge. Great design can inspire that pursuit.
2020 Science & Technology Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the S+T sector

Photo: Gaëtan Bussy from Pixabay

   

December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

HDR, Jacobs, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest science and technology (S+...

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2020 University Sector Giants, Giants 400 Report, Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, Arup, Suffolk Construction

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex. Photo: Evan Patten

   

December 02, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

Gensler, AECOM, and Turner Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest university...

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Stanford Morphonenesis mesh display

Stanford's Morphogenesis architectural mesh display responds to the human touch through an interactive system. Photo: Gabe Border

November 25, 2020 | GKD METAL FABRICS

Stanford University's ...

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Allen Hall at Western Carolina University promotes a vibrant experience for its 612 freshmen occupants. Our design team worked closely with the precast manufacturer, Metromont, to support a social atmosphere and create open, welcoming entries and inviting commons spaces. Photo courtesy Vannoy Construction.

November 20, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

A variety of material solutions are emerging to accelerate construction timelines, and precast...

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Exterior of WSU's new Plant Sciences Building

All photos: Adam Hunter | LMN Architects

November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the project.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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Aerial of The Village at Johns Hopkins University

All renderings courtesy BIG

November 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new center will become the heart of the university’s campus.

The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program

   

October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Emory Student Union, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Emory Student Union, at Emory University, Atlanta, the unanimous choice of the jury as this year's Platinum Award winner in BD+C's "Building Team Awards." 

October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards

Embry-Riddle's new student union, shaped like birds in flight

The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Awa...

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The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning...

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Banner University Medical Center exterior

All photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Joel B Sanders Agency

October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tucson’s Banner University Medical Center is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Tea...

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City Tech auditorium with people

The 1,000-seat theater, which sits atop a basketball court, required early planning to manage front- and back-of-house circulation, accessibility, infrastructure, and the integration of building systems. All photos: Andrew Rugge/Perkins Eastman

October 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The CUNY New York City College of Technology Academic Building wins a Gold Award in BD+C’s 2020...

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The new Health Science Education Center is designed and built to promote student-faculty interaction and training. Image: Peter Seiger

September 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Health Sciences Education Center includes two floors for simulation and immersive training....

DMU new campus

All renderings courtesy DMU

September 10, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

RDG Planning & Design is the design firm.

The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center exterior

All photos courtesy HOK

September 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HOK and RTA designed the project.

Courtesy UNCC.

September 02, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Woolpert provided design and engineering upgrades for the project.

Loyola University Seville integrated campus

Photo courtesy luis vidal + architects

August 31, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

luis vidal + architects designed the project.

2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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The Arts and Computational Science Building at UC Merced in California is the result of a P3 whose development team included a consortium of financial experts, contractors, operations and maintenance teams, architects, engineers, and consultants. WRNS Studio, the Academic Architect on this project, provided the image.

August 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Transparency and communication are imperative, says new white paper on these agreements.

August 20, 2020 | Mike Porritt, Vice President, International Advisory Services at Scion Group; Doug Campbell, Ghafari Education Director; and Mike Durand, Ghafari Vice President, Healthcare

Student housing remains a vital part of the student and campus experience.

Learning Landscape building exterior

All renderings courtesy ZAS Architects

August 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZAS Architects designed the building.

UC Davis Latitude exterior

All photos: Kyle Jeffers

August 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HED designed the project.

OSU North academic building exterior

North Hall will include a bridge to the existing building, and a future link across all buildings for a second floor internal walking path.

August 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Dewberry designed the project.

A community space in Clark Nexsen’s renovations to Edens Quad Residence Hall at Duke University.

August 03, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

Clark Nexsen’s Student Life practice leader, Peter Aranyi, discusses the benefits of renovation...

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R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The Weekly”
August 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The We...

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A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

CO Architects worked with Frederic Zernhausern, a professor at the University of Arizona, to fit out a half-floor of a building on campus. Custom labs designed to the specifications of star researchers help research universities attract and retain valued talent. Image: Bill Timmerman

July 24, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CO Architects is among a handful of firms that caters to this trend.

Cal Poyl Pomona residence halls and dining hal

Photo: Lawrence Anderson

July 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HMC Architects designed the project.

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