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Residence Halls | Take An Inside Look | University Business Magazine

This UB initiative, to be published in November, fits well into the SCUP Pubs Campus-Space MOJO.


Please respond to UB's call, and load their November issue up with lots of good stuff to match the three articles in housing coming your way in the October–December issue of Planning for Higher Education.

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Major Trends in University Residence Halls | Building Design + Construction

Major Trends in University Residence Halls | Building Design + Construction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Building Teams invested in programming, designing, and constructing collegiate residential facilities would do well to consider several trends that are influencing activities in this sector:


• Alternative financing – Many universities are taking a hard look at partnering with private developers to fund new projects. But be careful: AEC firms have two masters to serve in these arrangements.


• Mixed use/urban infill – To help foster more vibrant neighborhoods and boost goodwill with the surrounding community, some urban residence hall projects include retail and restaurant space open to non-university patrons.


• Innovative flexible common spaces – Informal learning settings, such as nontraditional residence hall classrooms and spaces for students to collaborate on projects, are high priorities.


• Sustainability as a lifetime learning tool – Universities are using cutting-edge green features and technologies to influence student behavior, promote physical sustainability, and enhance the curriculum.

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LEED Silver Was Just Part Of The Package | Earthtechling

LEED Silver Was Just Part Of The Package | Earthtechling | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
LEED certification wasn't an initial goal for Modesto Junior College's new Student Services Building, but Perkins+Will worked in green as a matter of course.
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Ball State University to build new hotel, dormitory

Ball State University to build new hotel, dormitory | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
MUNCIE -- Ball State University plans to build a four-story building housing a $25 million hotel, dormitory, conference rooms and two restaurants at University and McKinley avenues.
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Harvey Mudd College BubbleDeck Construction

Harvey Mudd College BubbleDeck Construction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Construction is underway on the first academic facility in almost two decades to be built on the Claremont, California, campus of Harvey Mudd College. Designed in 1956 by Edward Durrell Stone, the 39-acre school is a private engineering, science, and math institution, which is planning for growth in the coming decade.


“A lot of their current classrooms are underground so they were literally wanting to bring these into the light,” ... a new 70,000-square-foot Teaching and Learning Center to create a bridge between academic facilities located to the west and dorms to the east. Though the design emphasizes transparency, energy efficiency, and a range of academic and social functions, a unique bi-axial hollow slab structural system concealed in the building’s concrete will have one of the greatest impacts on reducing material use as it targets LEED Platinum certification."

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Science Center open for classes | PointerView.com | Proudly Serving West Point, NY | West Point News and Commentary

The interior windows, which provide a glimpse from the hallways into the laboratories and classrooms, is a unique feature, Hartke said.


“Wherever possible we wanted to place these windows so when cadets are passing by they can look in and see what’s going on inside,” Hartke said. “We got the idea from a study as a way to increase student interest in the sciences.”


If cadets are exposed to more science in action, then they may consider the option of making it their major. Another way to increase the visibility of science is through display cases, which Hartke said will contain various eye-catching science items throughout the facility.


“To me, the greatest excitement there is here—and there’s actually many pieces to get excited about—is ‘making science visible,’” Lachance said. “A lot of the labs and equipment had been buried out of sight in the basement, and people in our own department never knew some of the things we had down there.”

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Buildings & Grounds 'Shop Talk' 03-16-2012

Buildings & Grounds 'Shop Talk' 03-16-2012 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This week's image is: "Northeastern State U., in Tahlequah, Okla., will start work next month on a 78,000-square-foot, $14.4-million multipurpose arena. The building, due to open in August of 2013, is intended for athletic contests as well as for local and regional conventions and events. (Northeastern State U. rendering)"


Topical bullet links are:

  • 'Budget Crunch? California Colleges Keep on Building
  • Despite Budget Woes, Construction Continues at California’s Universities
  • Students Are Worrying Less About the Environment, Study Says
  • Cost of Replacing U. of Iowa’s Flooded Arts Facilities Tops $400-Million
  • Kent State U. Plans $170-Million in Renovations and New Construction
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Newark Project Aims to Link Living and Learning

Newark Project Aims to Link Living and Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A development, called Teachers Village, will feature three charter schools and affordable housing for educators in the city’s decayed downtown.


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SCUP–47, higher ed's premier planning event for 2012: Chicago, July 7-11. This session on how to NOT have to build an expensive library addition.

SCUP–47, higher ed's premier planning event for 2012: Chicago, July 7-11. This session on how to NOT have to build an expensive library addition. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A 15-second "tour" about a SCUP–47 concurrent session:


Find out how Emery University optimized use of its existing library facility instead of building a new $70M underground addition. SCUP-47, Make No Isolated Plans, Chicago, July 7-11

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MSU Board of Trustees approves initial $20 million construction phase for FRIB

MSU Board of Trustees approves initial $20 million construction phase for FRIB | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The Michigan State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the first construction phase for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a half-billion-dollar project awarded to MSU by the federal government for nuclear research.


The board approved a $20 million budget for site preparation and excavation."

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30-story building built in 15 days Construction time lapse

What can you accomplish in 360 hours?


At Dongting Lake, in Hunan Province, China, this construction company built a 30-story apartment building in just 15 days. Watch the video.

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The Decision: Selecting an architect for your campus | University Business Magazine

The Decision: Selecting an architect for your campus | University Business Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Architect Allan W. Kehrt provides a useful guide in University Business magazine:


"Any institution contemplating building or renovating a facility will inevitably hire an architect. The process of selecting one is often rushed or overlooked, particularly considering its long-term implications. The architectural firm you hire is coming on board to design something important, likely big, and almost certainly expensive. It better be the right one and you better like it a lot because you will be working together for a substantial amount of time. What the firm produces will become a reflection of you and your institution. Below are the nitty-gritty details and potential pitfalls of the process, starting from the planning that must occur starting with prior to issuing a Request for Qualifications all the way through to the decision process."

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University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011

University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building  | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


The jury said, “ . . . the scale and how it relates to the neighborhood feels right . . .”


“The final design solution is exemplary in its care of an existing landmark, while adding a contextually appropriate yet unmistaken building of today,” says David Hollenberg, university architect. “By all accounts, the music building restoration and addition has met and exceeded all of the university’s expectations,” he adds.


Here is the building's official page on the University of Pennsylvania website. Here is the Anne Beha Architects project page.

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Scientist Michael Faraday Celebrated in Design of Residence Hall to be WPI's 4th LEED Building

Scientist Michael Faraday Celebrated in Design of Residence Hall to be WPI's 4th LEED Building | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts plans to break ground for a new $38 million residence hall building in June 2012, with  fast track construction to be completed by July 2013.  This Green building was designed by Boston-based ADD Inc. to meet LEED Certification standards, and will be built by Daniel O'Connell's Sons of Holyoke, Mass. This residence hall will be WPI's fourth LEED-certified building. 


The building's design celebrates the work of Michael Faraday, a British scientist, chemist, physicist, and philosopher who lived from 1791 to 1867. Faraday is widely credited as being one of the most influential scientists in history.


Also under construction is a new parking garage featuring the first "rooftop fields" in Massachusetts. The garage will feature rooftop athletic fields for softball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and a variety of other recreational activities. That new facility is projected to open in January 2013, and will include sustainable features such as stormwater recharging, energy efficiency, an electric vehicle charging station, and the use of materials with recycled content; the very nature of the project is an important example of sustainable development in that the land is being used for two purposes under one footprint."

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Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa. - Award Winners, Student Housing - EcoHome Magazine

Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa. - Award Winners, Student Housing - EcoHome Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The new campus housing references the past but its modern design looks forward.

 

Nice list of sustainable products, and there are other campus projects on the website.

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Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Cotemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery

Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Cotemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Steven Holl Architects have just unveiled Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art.
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Georgia Tech Builds Carbon-Neutral Lab to Study Carbon Neutrality | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction

Georgia Tech Builds Carbon-Neutral Lab to Study Carbon Neutrality | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech Builds Carbon-Neutral Lab to Study Carbon Neutrality http://t.co/vcVpRaJ5 #SCUP: Integrated planning.
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After the Meltdown: Where does Architecture go from here?

After the Meltdown: Where does Architecture go from here? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
How the Recession & the Architectural Meltdown is forcing Architecture to revolutionize itself away from starchitecture and towards design for the 99%.


By Vanessa Quirk in Architecture Daily. We are a fan of the Design:IntegrateCommunity:Building illustration. This is a nice, lengthy piece worth reading.

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Metro State's new Student Success Building (Denver)

Metro State's new Student Success Building (Denver) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Slide show: "The Dec. 3, 2010 groundbreaking ceremony for the $62 million, 100 percent student fee-funded Student Success Building was attended by more than 200 Metropolitan State College of Denver students, faculty, staff and the College’s Board of Trustees."


Students voted to fund this building.


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Once Dismal, U. of Vermont Building Is Now a Sustainability Showcase - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Once Dismal, U. of Vermont Building Is Now a Sustainability Showcase - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

By Scott Carlson in The Chronicle: "Renovated for much less than what new construction would have cost, the Aiken Center is 65 percent more energy efficient today and houses the U. of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources."

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Colleges and Developers Find Common Ground to Build Student Housing - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges and Developers Find Common Ground to Build Student Housing - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A really comprehensive look around the country at partnerships for capital development.

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University of Birmingham Steam Bridge | Dezeen

University of Birmingham Steam Bridge | Dezeen | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

When your infrastucture has to be right in people's faces, why not make it attractive and symbolic?


"Liz Pride, MJP’s Director of Education and the University’s Development Plan Architect says, 'It’s in a very prominent location at the main West Gate entrance to the University’s campus and right opposite the entrance to University Station. It’s also quite a feature seen from the canal below. The elegant design of the cladding makes an inherently utilitarian feature interesting and attractive: it highlights the University’s real commitment to CHP and carbon reduction.'"

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5 Facility Design Tips for Universities -- Campus Technology

5 Facility Design Tips for Universities -- Campus Technology | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The University of Connecticut unveils a new "Classroom Building" that was designed and built with a calculated approach.

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Nice article with 5 important points to remember when planning a facility. Former SCUP board member Alex Roe is interviewed in this Campus Technology magazine article focused on the technology in the buildings.

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More Disappearance of the Campus Edge: This Community College’s Newest Building Is On the UC Davis Campus

More Disappearance of the Campus Edge: This Community College’s Newest Building Is On the UC Davis Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

That’s the lead in last Friday’s “Buildings & Grounds” post by Lawrence Biemiller at The Chronicle of Higher Education


"Sacramento City College has opened a $7.4-million complex on the U. of California at Davis’s new West Campus. The 20,000-square-foot facility, intended for 2,000 students, offers general-education courses at a much lower cost than students would pay to take courses through the university. For a small fee, students can also take advantage of the university’s library and recreation facilities."


Also noted in this post:

  • U. of Iowa Will Get $106.7-Million for 2008 Flood Damage to 2 Complexes
  • $33-Million Grant Will Pay for Half of Upgrade for Indiana U. Business School
  • Pace U. Will Renovate Manhattan Building for Performing-Arts Programs
  • Columbia U. Faces Construction Challenges as It Expands in Harlem
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