Architect draws from experience at over 20 train stations to discuss common design challenges Years ago, a client showed me his elaborate model train set. As his Lionel train—the engine even puffed smoke!—circled the track, he reflected on the history of rail. We also discussed the architectural styles of some of the buildings within his […]
The early learning years can be a stressful time. In many cases, it’s not only the first educational experience for the child, but it’s also the first time that parents are sending off a child. The design of the early learning center has the potential to reduce that stress for both child and parent. In […]
Metal’s wide array of colors and a growing assortment of textures (e.g., smooth, corrugated, embossed, striated) offer designers a high level of customization. The material offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of changing appearance depending on the time of day and the position of the sun. What you see on a sunny morning […]
Jay Johnson, senior project manager and principal at Legat Architects, discusses the benefits of precast concrete using a case study of the College of DuPage’s award-winning Campus Maintenance Center.
“Educational architecture can create opportunities for learning, or barriers to it.” Patrick Brosnan discusses how community-based design can inspire leadership.
Marc Rohde discusses the benefits and challenges of Multi-Modal Facilities.
Facility costs are rising. Capital funding is scarce. What can higher education institutions do? Most colleges and universities know that their facilities have tremendous value. They also know it costs much more to build new than to remodel. More than ever before, institutional leaders are exploring every option to maximize reuse of their existing facilities. […]