Society for College and University Planning (SCUP 46), Washington DC
Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Mary-Lynn Cummings, Cornell University
Convener: Trina Mace Learned, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Students arriving on campus in the fall will find the Worner Center’s dining facilities transformed into a bright and welcoming space. In keeping with the College’s commitment to sustainability, the project includes a number of sustainable features which will be an important part of the College’s pursuit of LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design – Existing ...[more]
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Austin College president Marjorie Hass welcomed trustees, distinguished alumni, and other guests at a June 3 groundbreaking ceremony for the IDEA Center, the Sherman, Texas, college’s new science and technology complex.
Twelve years in the planning, the 103,000 s.f. Center will emphasize breaking down boundaries between disciplines, housing the departments of physics, chemistry, biology, environmental studies, math, and computer science in one facility. A centerpiece of the new academic building is a domed observatory, with a 24” telescope that will be among the best among the country’s liberal arts institutions.
The IDEA ...[more]
Monday, 13 June 2011
Philadelphia University broke ground Friday on the new home of the College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce. The $20 million academic building is designed to support the innovative curriculum of the new college, which emphasizes interdisciplinary, project-based learning and collaborative problem-solving.
“The College of Design, Engineering and Commerce is unique and this striking new building that will support and enhance the powerful academic experience,” said Philadelphia University president Stephen Spinelli. “Students gain expertise in their disciplines and a fluency in the transdisciplinary ways of the 21st-century work world on a much larger scale than what we’ve seen in higher ...[more]
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Catching the sun as it plays across the building’s surface, the undulating façade system for the University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Center is an innovative design solution that responds to challenges in topography and program.
The risk of flooding on the low-lying site disallowed a basement, shifting all mechanical space to the top of the building. Likewise, the building program’s secure research spaces – typically located below grade – are also at the top level. Since both the mechanicals and research program require windowless spaces, the upper half of the building façade has few openings.
Recognizing the potentially overwhelming proportion of a solid façade, the design team used reflection ...[more]
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
The innovative design of the law library at Marquette Law School is the subject of “A library without borders,” a feature in the May 2011 issue of the AALL Spectrum, the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. The design of the library, which is integrated across the four floors of the law school, reflects Marquette’s commitment to a welcoming environment for scholarship.
Eckstein Hall, which houses the law library, opened in September 2010. Authors Julia Jaet and Patricia Cervenka are the law libary’s reference/administrative services librarian ...[more]
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
“Collaboration Station,” a feature in the May 2011 issue of University Business magazine, discusses the design of collaborative study spaces in higher education. Ed Gomes of Duke University talks about the Duke Link, the interactive teaching and learning space designed by Shepley Bulfinch which opened in 2008, noting that the project “was about creating an atmosphere in which people can experiment.”
Since the Link opened in 2008 it has attracted significant attention from institutions of higher education and architects across the US. Ed Gomes discussed the Link’s creation in a ...[more]