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…

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…

A Case Study on the Economic Value of Sustainable Design

by David Lancor

Since the advent of “sustainable design,” designers have argued there is more than an environmental rationale for sustainability – there is a valid economic case for green building design. Today, between the data to back it up and the…

A Fresh Look at the Importance of Renovation for Higher Education

by Leslie Vollbrecht

College campuses today are in a constant state of renewal as they compete for top students, faculty, and industry partnerships. The campus arms race for newer, bigger, and better facilities is challenging institutions to deliver these spaces while budgets remain…

How Clark Nexsen’s Design Combustion Chamber Ignites Innovation

by Eliza Vaughn

As its name indicates, the “Combustion Chamber” is a vehicle to fuel experimentation and discovery within the professional realm of architectural design. Led by Albert McDonald, AIA, the chamber seeks to propagate curiosity in the interest of sustained professional growth,…