A Terrible Thing to Waste

Parents want their children to find their passion in college. Students should debate philosophy at 3 AM, compare ancient wars to current conflicts, and recite iambic pentameter too loudly in public. 

When students eventually return to campus, what will they find?

Unprecedented changes are taking place on college and university campuses.  We’re in uncharted territory. What role will building design play in mitigating disease transmission — can we change how we design the built environment to make it healthier?  

Increasing Net Profit While Increasing Student Learning

The large majority of American colleges and universities are in a financial depression. They suffer from decreasing net revenue, a growing stock of deferred maintenance and redundant real estate, and uncertain, if not declining, enrollment. 

10 ways over-expanded colleges can maximize real estate assets

By Joanne Pizzo | August 3, 2021

Between 2008 and 2018, expansion on college campuses ranged from 8.5% to 19%

A college campus is not, contrary to popular opinion, an idyllic island. Our colleges and universities are in crisis mode.

Planning Plus Launches – Multi-Disciplinary Team Working to Help Higher Education Administrators in Designing Innovative Solutions

Colleges and universities saw long-standing existential pressures and challenges magnified and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. In order to assist college administrators in navigating this new landscape, a consortium of leading senior level college administrators, architects and planners and real estate professionals have launched Planning Plus, a multi-disciplinary team designed to examine the web of challenges and help develop innovative solutions.

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