Can a Building Really Increase Student Retention & Satisfaction?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Now more than ever, colleges and universities are seeking opportunities to increase student retention and satisfaction in their academic programs.  Institutions across the United States take great pride in their students, offering quality education and co-curriculars that enrich them until they proudly receive their diplomas...

Is Low Space Utilization Always a Bad Thing?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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The era of big data has arrived, and along with it the ubiquity of software systems to manage and analyze academic space use in real time. Whether your institution utilizes an integrated space management system or the registrar schedules classes, campus planners require practical guidelines to understand exactly what the threshold for optimal use is...

Adapting K-12 Libraries to Social Distancing Guidelines

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Our K-12 library analysis considers furniture layouts, high-touch areas, traffic flow, and space utilization. These analyses enable customized guidance for your students’ safe return to school libraries...

COVID’s Impact on Student Life Facilities

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Student life facilities are extremely important in defining the culture and traditions of a collegiate campus.  Student unions and campus centers must consider necessary reconfigurations and changes to these shared facilities to meet social distancing requirements...

COVID’s Impact on Athletics and Recreation Facilities

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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In our new normal of social distancing, there are necessary changes in  athletic and recreation facilities to ensure the safety and health of users and participants. Hastings+Chivetta is partnering with clients to navigate these changes...

Preparing for Students to Return

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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We are living in a world with a new normal that requires at least six feet between us to keep everyone safe. The impact is universal, forcing us to reimagine the ways we live, work, and learn...

H+C Celebrates 60 Years of Architectural Excellence

Friday, March 6, 2020

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Hastings+Chivetta Architects is excited to be celebrating our 60th anniversary and the firm’s success over the last six decades. We’ve grown into a national full-service architectural practice providing design, planning, interior design, and construction administration services for corporate, institutional, government, and private clients...

Four New Employees Added to the H+C Team

Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Hastings+Chivetta looks forward to the opportunities that 2020 will bring, and reflects with gratitude on the firm's growth in 2019. We're especially thankful for the recent addition of four new employees to the H+C team...

E-sports and the Future of Collegiate Athletics and Recreation, by Will Schenck and Preston Scott

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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When you hear the term “E-sports”, what do you think of? Many folks have an image of a socially isolated 20-something-year-old living in their parents’ basement, wearing a Mountain Dew® -stained t-shirt and Cheetos® dust-covered sweatpants playing video games for hours on end...

Student Housing Trends and Best Practices, by Tom Anagnos

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Now more than ever, collegiate housing design is focused on promoting positive mental health outcomes through on-campus living. Loneliness can have health outcomes equally as devastating as smoking cigarettes, and student housing is now featuring an increased amount of square footage dedicated to community space in hopes of decreasing isolation...