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Modern Libraries in Higher Education ~ Functional & Cool

by Sami Barry
Many higher education institutions have built new or renovated their libraries over the last several years - taking them from quiet traditional study areas to technologically-advanced collaboration facilities. See for yourself how cool "the library" can be.... 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

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

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

Insight: State of Sustainability in Higher Education

University Sustainability
by Sami Barry
Sightlines + University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute release report on sustainability progress among higher education institutions. Read more

Top Schools for Graduates in Architecture

Architecture tools
by Sami Barry
Helbling architecture and construction search consultants highlight the top universities for architecture degrees. Read more

Notable Schools for Construction Management Degrees

Construction
by Sami Barry
Where to look for Millennials with solid college educations in Construction Management. Read more

Student Housing A Hot Sector For Public-Private Partnerships

University of Houston student housing
by Sami Barry
P3s can offer win-win situations for universities and student housing developers. Learn the advantages, typical agreements, and key players. Read more

Growing Demand for Preventative Maintenance Professionals

Preventative maintenance
by Sami Barry
As preventative and predictive maintenance become recognized for their cost-saving benefits, professionals who understand these concepts and strategies are in high demand. Read more