Insight

Higher Education

Expansion and Integration: The Theme of This Year's ENR New England Best Projects Winners

Vermont's Brattleboro Bridge
by Katie E. Rodgers
From planning and design to construction and completion, the New England projects that received ENR accolades this year were meticulously planned and built. Check out a few of Helbling's favorites... Read more

As Sure as the Leaves are Changing, So is Grounds and Maintenance

College clock tower
by Katie E. Rodgers
The competitive nature of academia pushes the look, feel, and safety of a campus to the forefront, attracting more students, researchers, entertainment, athletic departments, and, ultimately, funding. Many universities are seeking improvements to their grounds and finding talented professionals... Read more

The Latest in Student Housing - Universities with the largest programs and the developers who are supporting them

College dorm
by Sami Barry
Student enrollment and retention are obviously the focus of all universities and colleges. It used to be that institutions addressed these concepts by simply providing strong academic programs. Then, along came the whole concept of a beautiful campus and facilities, especially student housing. Read more

U.S. Higher Education Construction Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Aerial view of Cornell University arts quad
by Sami Barry
Whether you work directly for a higher education institution or youíre involved in the sector from an architecture, engineering, construction, or real estate perspective, itís highly likely youíre aware of the construction activity on U.S. college and university campuses. Read more

Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division of a university

Physical Plant
by Katie E. Rodgers
Executive Search Case Study: Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant Division for a Southeast research university. Helbling worked closely with a repeat client, one of the nationís leading research institutions, to secure an AVP for its Physical Plant Division. The selected candidate directs Read more

Executive Search Case Study: University AVC Facilities

University Building
by Sami Barry
Helbling Executive Search Case Study: Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities for a public research university. Read more

The Evolution of the University Planner

Campus map
by Katie E. Rodgers
Itís one thing to have someone who can assess building usage and mitigate expenditures; itís another to have someone who can plan, organize, and even redistribute space in a way that enhances your institutionís learning experience and integrates its culture. Introducing the new university planner. Read more

Columbia University + 10 Hudson Yards Projects Receive ENR Recognition

Columbia University Jerome L. Greene Science Center
by Katie E. Rodgers
A glimpse of ENR New York's best projects: Columbia University's Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Boston Consulting Group's 10 Hudson Yards. Read more

Chronicle Releases Its 2017 Great Colleges to Work For

Florida International University
by Sami Barry
The Chronicle of Higher Education just released its 2017 ranking of great colleges to work for. Take a look at the top 10 large colleges and universities that were recognized for multiple aspects, including their facilities. Read more

Executive Search Case Study: University Director of Utilities and Program Manager, Utilities

University Utilities Plant
by Sami Barry
Helbling worked closely with a prestigious private research university to secure a Director of Utilities and a Program Manager, Utilities to oversee an unprecedented infrastructure capital plan. Read more