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The Landscape of Post-Pandemic Master Planning, Part II

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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With most colleges and universities returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic activities this fall, there is much to consider regarding which pandemic-inspired changes will become commonplace in higher education and which adaptations will become a distant memory...
Electric vehicle charging station in parking garage at Saint Louis University

Integrating Electric Vehicle Charging Stations into Architectural Design

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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The world of transportation is undoubtedly moving toward an electric future.  In recent years, the electric vehicle (EV) has gained more widespread popularity as a realistic mode of sustainable transport...

Solar Analysis Sheds Light on Efficient Energy Use

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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One of the most powerful tools our architects use early in the design process is solar analysis software, which analyzes how sunlight and sun patterns will impact various aspects of a project...
Student room at Deep Green Residence Hall at Berea College

Five Trends Reimagining Student Living on College Campuses

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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The era of crammed, utilitarian student living spaces is long gone.  Today, student housing is a huge draw for many universities.  Understanding the competitive marketplace for student housing is key to developing facilities that will help in student attraction and retention...
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How Architecture Supports Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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As higher education architects and designers, examining national trends in enrollment is an essential part of our work.  Not only does this research help us better understand our clients, it also ensures our design approach best supports student needs and enhances the competitive position of an institution...
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Designing Spaces that Promote Learning and Improve Retention

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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In the world of higher education, the retention rate of first-time freshmen is considered an important early student success indicator.  In early July 2021, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center published an update to their Persistence and Retention report series, which tracks first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary students...

H+C is Enhancing Design with Advanced Technology

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Advanced technology such as virtual reality (VR), 3D printing, and 3D laser scanning is revolutionizing the field of architecture.  These tools allow Hastings+Chivetta's architects and designers to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the design process and streamline communication between our colleagues, clients, and stakeholders...

Current Market Impact on Construction Costs

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Before the world felt the drastic social, health, and economic effects of COVID-19, the outlook on the architecture and construction industry was very positive.  According to Deloitte’s 2021 engineering and construction industry outlook, construction contributed more than $900 billion to the U...

Upgrading Your Community Aquatic Hub

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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As warm summer days are quickly approaching, community aquatic centers are beginning to prepare for a summer of aquatic family fun.  Indoor and outdoor aquatic centers have been staples of many communities across the nation for decades...

Game On: The Case for E-sports

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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E-sports is undoubtedly one of the biggest movements reinvigorating student life on college campuses.  A growing global industry, e-sports events have made their mark on the economy, attracting the interest of major brands like Adidas, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Mastercard, and Sony...