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…

Clark Nexsen Earns a Spot on the ARCHITECT 50 for the Sixth Time

For the past 11 years, ARCHITECT magazine has surveyed design firms across the country and evaluated them in three core categories to determine which firms reflect the best in architectural excellence. This year, ARCHITECT magazine analyzed data from 182 firms,…

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…

Clark Nexsen Named ENR Southeast’s No. 1 Education Design Firm

Engineering News-Record has ranked Clark Nexsen No. 1 among the Top Education Firms in the Southeast region for 2019. For decades, Clark Nexsen has been committed to designing innovative learning environments that inspire students and teachers and support the entire…

Clark Nexsen a Top 10 Architecture Firm for University Work

Building Design + Construction has ranked Clark Nexsen #8 among the Top University Architecture Firms for 2018. This is Clark Nexsen’s seventh consecutive year as a BD+C Top 10 Giant for U.S. higher education work. “We are very proud of…

Implementing Resilient Design in a Coastal Setting

In our changing world, how can buildings and infrastructure be designed to both protect the environment and withstand it? Don Kranbuehl helps lead Clark Nexsen’s sustainability initiatives including our commitment to the 2030 Challenge, and he focuses on implementing resilient design…