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Higher Education

U.S. Higher Education Construction Just Won't Slow 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

Campus Security a Primary Focus for Colleges & Universities

University campus
by Sami Barry
Students and parents aren't just interested in academic and geographical locations anymore. Security is playing a major role in the attractiveness of college and universities. Read more

UC Merced's Strategic Approach to $1.3B Capital Needs

by Sami Barry
University of California Merced is on its way to achieving the objectives of its 2020 Project Master Plan. Just two weeks ago, The UC Board of Regents unanimously approved UC Merced's plans to expand its campus's physical capacity at the price tag of $1.3B. Read more

Research Intensive Labs Are All About Sustainability

University Research Labs
by Sami Barry
Universities are focused on sustainability, and they are constantly balancing priorities of providing facilities that are attractive and healthy for occupants, and mitigating their energy costs and environmental impacts. For institutions that are research-intensive, this can be extremely complex. Read more