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Inspiring a Spirit of Inclusivity in Design

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Today, abiding by ADA guidelines is thankfully a given as architects thoughtfully consider accommodations for those with differing abilities from the beginning of the design process. But as an industry, we have a responsibility to continually expand our horizons further into the realm of total inclusivity...

Three Considerations for the Forward-Thinking Recreation Center

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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As campus recreation experts, our team is constantly examining up-and-coming trends in recreation center design and implementing them in strategic, forward-thinking ways for our clients...

What’s Next in the World of Planning and Design?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Like the rest of the world, architects and planners are facing significant uncertainty of how to best move forward given the current public health situation.  Just as colleges and universities face new realities concerning the recruitment and retention of their students and communities reimagine what togetherness means, so are architects reimagining how well-designed built environments will impact their users...

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...

Keeping Health & Wellness at the Heart of Campus Life

Monday, August 10, 2020

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In the wake of the current public health crisis, we have come to more fully realize the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of our daily lives.  As campuses across the nation return to classes in the coming weeks, ensuring the lasting wellness of students now and in the future remains paramount for key decision makers...

Measuring the Impact of New Facilities

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Hastings+Chivetta is privileged to have assisted Murray State University (MSU) with the development of a new and transformative Science Quad over the past 15 years.  The complex of buildings was completed in three phases: Biology (2004), Chemistry (2009), and Engineering and Physics (2018)...

Designing Student Centers to Bolster Retention

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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In the Fall of 2019, the Washington, D.C. based advocacy group Higher Learning Advocates reported that nationally only 13% of higher education students lived on-campus.  For commuters and part-time students, especially, who are physically separated from day to day campus life, access to socialization, support services and student-centered space has become a key component of academic success...

Making the Most of Your Existing Facilities

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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In these unprecedented times, we understand that institutions want to make the most of existing campus facilities.  Renovating existing spaces can be an efficient and cost-effective option for meeting your campus needs...

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...