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Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-00802-7
416 pages
June 2013
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Essential information for the design of college and university facilities

Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the planning process and successfully complete the design of college and university buildings, large or small, on time and within budget. Award-winning architect and planner David J. Neuman and a roster of industry-leading contributors share their firsthand knowledge to guide you through all aspects of planning higher education facilities, including learning centers, academic buildings and professional schools, scientific research facilities, housing, athletics and recreation facilities, social and support facilities, and cultural centers. The book combines up-to-date coverage of essential issues related to campus planning, programming, and building design guidelines with detailed project examples.

This new edition offers:

  • Numerous photographs, diagrams, plans, and sections
  • Updated project examples, including several buildings completed in the last decade
  • Up-to-date coverage of sustainability and technology issues
  • A new chapter on historic preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of existing buildings
  • New material on the influence of interdepartmental collaboration and renewed communication on the built environment for campuses

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get educated quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.

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Acknowledgments viii

1. Campus Planning 1
David J. Neuman, FAIA, LEED BD + C

Overview 1

Programs and Plans 9

Campus Plans, District Plans, and Site Plans 17

Sustainability 19

Landscape 22

Architecture 23

Engineering and Operations 31

Special Concerns 34

Globalization and Information Technology 35

Conclusions 36

2. Sustainability, Technology, and Universities 39
David Nelson, Foster + Partners

Economic Growth and Higher Education 40

Constructing the Future University 46

Governance 47

Distance Learning and Its Effects 49

The James H. Clark Center 53

Interactions between Sustainable and Technical Thinking 55

Future Opportunities for Sustainable Universities 64

Economics 66

3. Historic Campus Preservation 69
Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA, LEED AP, Architectural Resources Group

Introduction 69

Preservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Adaptive Use 73

Preservation and Sustainable Design 78

Programming/Predesign Phase 82

Unique Design Concerns 86

Site Issues 88

Accessibility 90

Building Codes 92

Energy/Environmental Improvements 92

Structural Systems 95

Mechanical Systems 95

Electrical/Communication Systems 97

Materials 97

Acoustical Control 98

Lighting Design 98

Interiors 103

Operations and Maintenance 104

4. Libraries and Learning Centers 105
Shirley Dugdale, AIA, Dugdale Strategy

The Changing Learning Experience in the Twenty ]First Century 105

Predesign Planning: Setting the Context 109

Managing the Planning Process 112

Programming 113

Program Components 115

Building and Systems Design 130

Looking to the Future 138

5. Academic Buildings and Professional Schools 139
Graham S. Wyatt, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Historical Perspective 139

Role of Academic Buildings on Campus 139

Current Trends 139

Space Programming 140

Room Types 143

Technical Considerations 168

A Closing Thought 177

Acknowledgments 178

6. Interdisciplinary Research Facilities 179
Scott Kelsey and Andrew Labov, CO Architects

The Evolution of Science Teaching and Research Facilities 181

Case Studies: An Evaluation of the Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Model 182

Teaching/Learning Facilities 190

Research Facilities 196

Planning Building Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Science 202

7. Housing 219
John Ruble, FAIA, and Jeanne Chen, AIA, Moore Ruble Yudell

Residential Life: Evolving Trends and Underlying Constants 219

An Introductory Guide 221

Program-Specific Concerns 221

Residential Community: Key Concepts 222

Delivery Options: The Programming/Design/Procurement Process 229

Site Planning 230

Housing Formats: Residential Interiors Planning 231

Campus Dining: Accommodating Choice and Style 233

Recreational Amenities: The 24/7 Student Life 235

Housing Fabric: Setting Performance Criteria 236

8. Athletic and Recreational Facilities 259
David Body, FAIA, RIBA, Cannon Design

Shifting Trends in Sports and Fitness 259

Athletics, Recreation, Intramurals, and Club Sports 263

Facilities 265

Process 292

9. Social and Support Facilities 301
Brenda A. Levin, FAIA, Levin & Associates

History 301

Trends 303

Identifying the Site 306

Developing the Program 310

Project Management 314

Key Design Considerations 315

Site Considerations: Landscape and Parking 325

Systems and Infrastructure 326

Sustainability and Environmental Design 329

Interior Issues 331

International Challenges 334

Operation and Maintenance 334

Key Cost Factors 335

Finances, Fees, and Feasibility 335

10. Cultural Centers: Music, Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts Facilities 339
William L. Rawn, FAIA, LEED AP, and Clifford V. Gayley, AIA, LEED AP, William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.

Introduction 339

Campus Scale 340

Building Scale 344

Room Scale 354

Index 379

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DAVID J. NEUMAN, FAIA, LEED AP, is the architect for the University of Virginia, where he guides sustainability and land use planning, facilities planning and design of capital projects, and stewardship of cultural resources. Neuman previously served as University Architect and Associate Vice Provost for Planning at Stanford University, Campus Architect and Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning at the University of California, Irvine, and Consulting Campus Architect for the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Nebraska System.

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