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Incorporating Innovative Elements into Recreation Design

Thursday, March 24, 2022

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Innovation drives our creative process.  Developing forward-thinking design solutions and pushing the envelope to deliver ever more beautiful and functional spaces drives our purpose of shaping campuses and communities...

Forces Shaping Private Higher Education Campuses in 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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As campus architects, we are often reminded that our work not only involves architecture and design, but the myriad of market forces shaping how our clients respond to student needs and remain competitive...

Building the Future of Hybrid Student Facilities

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Hybrid student facilities - those that house a variety of athletic, recreation, wellness, dining, academic and student services under one roof - are here to stay on college and university campuses...

3D Printing Builds the Future of the Architectural Design Process

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Building models has always been a essential part of architectural design.  3D models allow both the architect and the client to see and feel what a building is going look like, ultimately bringing a greater sense of tangibility to a project...

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...