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.
School of Public Policy aerial UMD campus

All renderings courtesy LEO A DALY

November 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LEO A DALY, in association with VJAA, designed the building.

Rendering: Plompmozes

October 28, 2019 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Join us on a tour of select student residences at some of America’s top four-year colleges and un...

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Exterior of Hollows Quad

Photos: Jonathan Black

October 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

William Rawn Architects designed the project.

Charles Library Exterior main entrance

All photos courtesy Stantec

October 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by Stantec and Snøhetta.

UMass Amherst worcester commons sidewalk view

All renderings courtesy Perry Dean Rogers.

September 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Shawmut, in partnership with Perry Dean Rogers and Connor Architecture, are designing the project...

SUNY New Paltz EIH

Photo by Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

September 23, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Urbahn Architects designed the project.

front of the center for nursing and health sciences

All renderings and photos courtesy KAI

September 17, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KAI designed the building.

All images courtesy Cooper Carry

August 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the building.

Mitchell hall exterior

All renderings courtesy Designgroup

August 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

DesignGroup designed the project.

University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building, 2019 Science + Technology Giants Report, Giants 300 Report, Ennead Architects, SmithGroup Photo Bruce Damonte

The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte

 

August 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...

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UC Wellness Historic colonnade

All renderings courtesy Wight & Company

August 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wight & Company is providing design-build services for the project.

The new addition to St. Edwards athletic center

Courtesy Specht Architects

August 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Specht Architects designed the project.

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University. Photo: Pixabay

July 10, 2019 | Gordian

Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot of college studen...

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All images courtesy LandDesign

July 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gensler and LandDesign designed the project.

Designed by Perkins+Will, Northwestern University’s 12-story Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center contains spaces which are reconfigurable for different uses and which were crafted with researchers and their tasks in mind. The structure also is meant to strengthen collaboration between the education, research, and medical professional communities.

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Designed by Perkins+Will, the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center...

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Turner workers position top beam for a new building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Image: Turner Construction

June 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building includes a “command center” for training students to interact with emergency personn...

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May 29, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

New building includes interactive exhibit in tribute to the center’s donor.

All renderings courtesy CO Architects

May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

May 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will utilize the design-build resources of Clayco and BatesForum.

All photos: Albert Vecerka

May 07, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the building.

The “front door” of the Smith Campus Center at Harvard is distinguished by a two-story curtainwall. Image: Courtesy of Consigli Construction

April 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The university’s Smith Campus Center now offers a centralized gathering place with several dining...

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The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign's new centrally located SOM facility will celebrate and enhance connections between engineering and construction. That focus, and the open-learning approach of the structure which will be completed in 2021, relect changes in the AEC industry. All renderings: Smilodon

April 24, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Campus Instructional Facility will celebrate and foste...

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All Photos: Chuck Choi

April 22, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

Ann Beha Architects designed the building.

Renderings: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

April 19, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Brutalist structure to be softened with redesign by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

Photo: Max Touhey

April 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bjarke Ingels Group designed the facility.

BU data sciences building

All renderings courtesy KPMB

April 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KPMB Architects is designing the project.

Denning House exterior

Courtesy of Ennead Architects, ©2018 Tim Griffith. All rights reserved

April 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ennead Architects designed the building.

Photo: Neil Alexander

March 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

StudioWTA designed the building.

Courtesy Cypress College

March 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Sundt Construction is building the project.

Bill and Melinda Computer Science building exterior

All Photos: Tim Griffith

March 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects designed the facility.

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