Commons Areas and Student Centers

Title Abstract Publication Date
Redesigning Education: Rethinking the School Corridor. Roughly one-third of the typical school building is used not for learning, growing, or interacting, but for getting to the places where that happens via corridors. Recommends using corridors as... 03/25/2010
Rethinking a Center That Students Don't Like. Describes modifications made to a new Pomona college campus center that was considered beautiful, but disliked and little used by the students due to its decor and functionality. Interior finishes... 03/25/2004
Rowenhorst Student Center, Northwestern College. Profiles this student center that was created within a former factory in the 1970's, but had fallen into disuse because of its grim interior and changing tastes in student recreation. The new... 04/30/2008
Satsifying Expectations in Bookstore Designs. Discusses student and administrator expectations for bookstore design, layout, merchandising, navigability, and service areas. Advice on how to start planning a bookstore is included. 12/31/2005
Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson Description and photographs of Sault College Academic Building in Ontario, Canada. Includes a new entry and exhibition hall, 17 state-of-the-art classrooms, aviation and natural resource laboratories... 04/09/2012
Sense of Place: Lowerre Family Terrace at Marymount Manhattan College. Profiles this social space created on the roof of an existing campus building. The plantings and waterfall made with stones from around the world are featured. 12/31/2008
Serving Students, Enhancing Campus Life. Provides brief profiles of ten new auxiliary facilities higher education institutions. These included residence halls, dining facilities, bookstores, student unions, sports and recreation facilities... 04/30/2007
Shapiro Campus Center. Describes this Brandeis University focal point that combines a bookstore, electronic library, theatre, radio station, and administrative offices. Includes photographs, plans, and project information. 11/30/2004
Smart Building Spaces Redefine Traditional School Environments Discusses serendipity spaces that manifest themselves in a variety of forms — from quiet study alcoves in a library, to a main traffic lounge complete with computer terminals and a nearby café; or a... 12/12/2011
Special Citations. Profiles the new campus center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, The center sits at the heart of the campus, providing a light-filled spaced connected to an existing geothermal heating and... 07/31/2010
Specialized Facilities. Profiles 15 specialized educational facilities honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. These include dining, performing arts,... 10/31/2010
Student Activities Center Alterations, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Describes the renovation of the building named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes a general description; information on the architect, construction team, and... 08/31/2002
Student Activity Center Trends. Using the Oglesby Union at Florida State University in Tallahassee as an example, explores what students today expect from activity centers (for example, in terms of technology) and how facilities... 01/31/2002
Student Center Expansion. Profiles this University of California San Diego project that expands a student center while responding to adjacent modernist architecture, and organizes a previously confused part of the campus. 10/31/2007
Student Center Helps College Transition Describes the new 81,400-square-foot student center at Georgia Gwinnett College that has become a gathering space for students — both commuters and on-campus residents — as well as faculty and staff. 08/16/2011
Student Center is Catalyst for Sustainability at Central New Mexico Community College Describes new student center and library on the main campus of Albuquerque's community college that contains a variety of sustainable features and student-oriented spaces. 02/29/2012
Student Centers. Describes the two innovative student centers at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and Belmont University, Nashville. 01/31/2004
Student Centers/Service Areas. Profiles four higher education campus centers honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their high performance... 07/31/2007
Student Centers/Service Areas. Profiles eleven higher education student centers that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their... 07/31/2008
Student Centers/Service Areas. Presents six higher education and one high school student centers selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's... 07/31/2004
Student Centers/Service Areas. Presents two higher education student centers selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative renovations and use of... 07/31/2006
Student Centers/Service Areas. Profiles three higher education student centers selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate... 07/31/2009
Student Centers/Service Areas. Presents four higher education student centers selected for the American School & University 2005 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their functionality,... 07/31/2005
Student Centers/Service Areas. Profiles five higher education student centers that were winning projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Appealing food service and accommodation... 07/31/2010
Student Centers: Mixed-Use Is Now the Norm. Describes a trend away from stand-alone, single-use student centers towards distribution of student services into residence halls, dining facilities, and classroom buildings. 01/31/2004

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