Planning & Design

There are many factors that influence the design of effective and efficient learning environments.  Learn more about site selection and space planning; meeting the needs of urban, suburban and rural communities; historic preservation and adaptive reuse; accessibility, design guidelines, and more.

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  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    quiet spaces

    Shhh. How to Design Campus Quiet Spaces

    Students need space and time for quiet study, reflection, mediation, and stillness. Here’s a look at what goes into the design of quiet spaces in order to make them both welcoming and effective. 09/01/2019

  • Looking Forward
    trends at collegs and universities

    Trends In Education

    Life's one constant is change and College Planning & Management is here for it. From the expansion of big data to plant-forward dining options, schools are adapting with the times. Here's a look at what's happening now and into the future. Is your school ready for what's next? 07/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    campus landscape

    An Award-Winning Landscape

    Duke University has won awards for its campus landscape features and design. Careful planning and thoughtful implementation are just two keys to the university's success. 07/01/2019

  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)
    science lab

    Science on Display

    Creative design can solve the conflict between having an open research lab with natural light and views where passersby can see and be excited about the research being done and safeguarding sensitive or proprietary information. 07/01/2019

  • Trends

    View From the Industry

    Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments. 07/01/2019

  • Design for Community Spaces

    11/01/2018
  • Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten

    10/01/2018
  • Facilities (Campus Spaces)

    Outside Ideas for Urban Campuses

    09/01/2018
  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Building Closer Town-and-Gown Ties

    07/01/2018
  • Recycled Facilities

    06/01/2018

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