Dormitories

Title Abstract Publication Date
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes O'Hare Hall, a new residence hall at Fordham University. Some rooms were designed to double as housing for Summer conference attendees. Study lounges, seminar rooms and a convenience... 11/30/2003
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes three new multi-storey dormitories that offer popular amenities and strive to blend in with their urban settings. 07/31/2006
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes four college residence halls that have successfully created a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and socially stimulating atmosphere for its residents. Photographs and drawings are... 05/31/1999
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes residence halls seeking to meet needs beyond traditional mass housing for the 18- to 22-year-old students: Whittemore Hall at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (for older... 06/30/2002
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Explores the designs of three university residence halls that are intended to stimulate social and academic interaction, create a sense of community, and foster a feeling of belonging among students... 09/30/2001
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Presents three recently-constructed college residence halls that depict how administrators are working to provide students with accommodations that offer a home-like environment replete with... 12/31/1999
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes the Western Ridge Residence at Colorado College and Beard Hall at Wheaton College. The buildings feature multiple levels that take advantage of views and also help create a homey feeling. 11/30/2002
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes three projects intended to demonstrate that originality prevails in residence hall design. One project creates a European feel in an urban neighborhood, one is an apartment renovation of a... 05/31/2000
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes four examples of residence hall design, one renovation and three new residence halls, that exemplify design principles that meet student and institutional requirements. The examples are at... 05/31/2003
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Profiles three new higher education residence halls, highlighting quality design, sustainable features, and amenities. 02/28/2010
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Describes new residence hall arrangements at three campuses: a public-private development at the University of Maryland, an urban residential commons adjacent to the library at the University of... 04/30/2004
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Introduces three college housing facilities -- two located in Washington State and one in New York State -- that are designed to attract graduate students. Includes thirteen photographs of the... 05/31/2001
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Presents three college residence hall projects that reveal the diversity in planning and design ideas available for successfully meeting student needs. Discusses the use of unique designs and... 12/31/1998
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Provides examples of ways to entice more students to live on campus through better residence hall design by providing amenities such as landscaping, private baths, lounge areas, and fitness... 04/30/1998
Facility Focus: Residence Halls. Profiles two new and one remodeled university residence halls. Amenities include study and computer rooms, private bedrooms, attractive common areas, and kitchenettes. 09/30/2009
Fido, Meet Your Roomate. Discusses accommodation of service animals in student housing. Legal considerations and points of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Federal Housing Administration guidelines are... 11/30/2006
Fire and Ice. Reviews typical causes of residence hall fires and suggests steps to reduce them, as well as offering a checklist to use in preparation for snow and ice removal season. 10/31/2006
Fixing the Air in There. Describes off-gassing problems from new furnishings, particularly in residence halls, and what to specify in order to avoid them. 12/31/2004
Flex Dorm. Presents this 2007 grand prize winning entry in the 21st Century Project Design Competition of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. The design uses modular... 12/31/2006
From First Design Brainstorm Session to Final Coat of Paint: Communication, an Essential Constant. Hundreds of variables must be considered when undertaking even the smallest construction project. When renovating a still-occupied seven-hundred-bed residence complex, however, the details to manage... 03/31/2003
From Where You Sit. Explains how furniture selection for residence halls depends on the space available, the function the furniture is intended to serve, and the types of students who will live there. Discusses the... 05/31/2001
Furniture Evolution. Discusses the involved evolution of residence hall furniture. Pieces found in residence halls today are more home-like than what was used years ago. Expectations for flexibility, privacy, aesthetics... 02/28/2010
Get The Picture. Using a student housing project at the University of Dallas as an example, this explains how BIM modeling enables facility owners to evaluate costs alongside the construction team of architects and... 11/09/2009
Getting Ready for Fall. Describes summer residence hall maintenance at several institutions, including those with classes in session year round. 04/30/2004
Good Dorms Make Good Friends. Discusses the role of dormitories in student socialization, describing how various architectural layouts over the years have affected the process. Recently built modernistic and traditional dormitory... 03/25/2004

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