People of CN: Bill DeYoung

by Eliza Vaughn

“As an architect, you’re always designing for someone else. It was probably about 10 years ago that I started dreaming about how I would design my own house. My family had moved to North Carolina from Wisconsin in 2006, and…

People of CN: Tiffany Hicks

by Cat Brutvan

“My entry into the AEC industry happened by chance. I was still in grad school and waiting in line at the career fair to speak with the local Frito-Lay manufacturer about current opportunities for business students. While waiting, I started…

People of CN: Aditya Revankar

by Allison Weeks

“Growing up in Dubai, I didn’t really understand what hiking was, what people got out of it, and what joy you could possibly get from walking through luscious green forests. As amazing of a city as Dubai was (and still…

5 Reasons Universities are Renovating Student Housing

As universities strive to offer student housing that aligns with the expectations of contemporary students, many are faced with the need to renovate or replace existing residence halls to provide a modern array of amenities. COVID-19 has further complicated these…

People of CN: Ana McCubbin

by Allison Weeks

“Experts say that exercising your creativity can give you an outlet from your daily routines, helping to express emotions and boost happiness. I couldn’t agree more. When I feel unbalanced and want to unplug, I go to my creative space…

What Can Higher Ed STEM Design Learn from Commercial R+D?

by Don Kranbuehl and Jason Jones

Research environments on college campuses play a critical role in attracting top tier students and faculty and securing industry partnerships. With STEM career fields burgeoning, these facilities have become increasingly high profile, demanding design and technology that closely mirrors leading…

Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Building Design

by Chris Stone

In 2018, and every year since then, University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins has published graphics constituting a chronologically ordered series of colored vertical stripes from 1850 to today, that he called “warming stripes.” The urban built environment causes…

COVID-19 and Teaching the Next Generation of Nurses

by Matt Pearson

In the midst of COVID-19, a future home for a school of nursing highlights the interrelated issues of healthcare, economy, and education. Currently in design, the complete renovation of Wyllie Hall on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus…