Higher Education

  • Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innovation of new spaces

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  • Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 32:50

    Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 3

    We share some of the most valuable lessons we’ve learned throughout the process of designing modern academic libraries across North America.

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  • Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    To truly support cutting-edge research and attract the best, health science buildings need rooms for collaboration and informal learning

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  • Quoted in University Business: The changing face of the university campus

    Quoted in University Business: The changing face of the university campus

    University students have high expectations for their learning environments. London-based principal and education sector lead Aaron Taylor shares how the design of education facilities is changing.

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  • What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    How a benchmarking study helps us educate workplace clients on makerspaces and ultimately assess culture and growth strategies

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    Did you miss out CTE webinar? No worries. You can still get our insights on how the CTE revolution is evolving how we think of education and space. Click for the recording.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    The library becomes a hub for campus fellowship

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • Published in the Clinical Services Journal - Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside

    Published in the Clinical Services Journal - Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside

    David Martin talks about design that supports translation of innovation to patient outcomes

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  • Why your office needs a makerspace—it’s about investing in the creative workplace

    Why your office needs a makerspace—it’s about investing in the creative workplace

    Harvesting creativity and innovation requires the right spaces and creates a culture that attracts the best employees

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  • Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Knowing the right questions to ask your client upfront can make a unit more comfortable and affordable, while smoothing the design process

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  • Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Recognizing the source of noise in student housing guides acoustical and sound deadening elements that have the greatest impact

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  • Published in Higher Education Estates: Designing research into university estates

    Published in Higher Education Estates: Designing research into university estates

    David Martin discusses the role of architecture in supporting translational research and medicine in Higher Education Estates magazine.

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  • Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 1)

    Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 1)

    Three new priorities we need to keep in mind for education spaces—it’s not about subjects, it’s about skills

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  • Creating a housing plan to support and engage a student throughout their academic career

    Creating a housing plan to support and engage a student throughout their academic career

    A college student’s life transitions every year, and a transitional student housing plan can provide the proper environment to help the student achieve success at each level

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Design can both reflect and transform culture

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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  • How the new library commons transformed Grand Valley State University

    GVSU envisioned a library inspired by the needs of today’s students and the evolving skills they would require for the rest of their lives

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?

    From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?

    Energy modeling can help school districts make better financial decisions when planning new schools

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  • Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    In understanding the rationale behind accessibility codes, architects can use easy and reliable metrics during the design phase

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