Dormitories

Title Abstract Publication Date
Indiana University Pushes for Green Living in Residence Halls Describes a program at Indiana University in Bloomington that enables students to have their residence hall rooms certified as “green.” Program specifies 40 criteria that students can review to... 11/09/2011
Keeping up Appearances. Discusses the issues colleges and universities face when choosing furniture for residence halls, including aesthetics, durability, student expectations, technology-friendliness, and encouragement of... 01/31/2003
Kids in the Hall. Discusses resident hall furniture designs that meet student needs as well as those of administrators and parents. Furniture design issues examined include the higher expectations of students in their... 01/31/2000
Let the Sunshine (and Students) In Selecting windows and doors for today's student residence renovation and new construction projects requires a balanace between energy efficiency, durability, cost, sustainability, and aesthetics... 11/30/2011
Life in a Fishbowl. Profiles two planned Illinois Institute of Technology dormitories. The buildings aim for LEED silver and platinum, respectively, and integrate solar oreintation, mixed-mode ventilation, rainwater... 09/30/2008
Living and Learning in a Sustainable Community. Profiles The Commons at Vanderbilt University. The 300,000 square foot residential village consists of five new residence halls and five renovated ones, along with a freestanding dining facility.... 08/31/2009
Living and Learning in Style. Illustrates how residence hall construction and renovation can provide modern amenities while still respecting a school's history and tradition. Examples from New Jersey's Princeton... 10/31/2001
Living in a Green Laboratory. Profiles Duke University's Home Depot Smart Home and Stanford's Lotus Living Laboratory. Both are highly-sustainable residential facilities with advanced features, housing a small number of... 08/31/2008
Living on Campus. Trends and Analysis. 2012 College Housing Report Residence halls are evolving from basic sleeping spaces to fully furnished homes away from home for students. This 11th annual survey of college residence hall construction is based on data from 50... 05/31/2012
Living on Campus: 2009 College Housing Report. Reports on college housing construction in 2008, illustrating a decline in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction. Tables illustrate costs and sizes for new residence halls, square... 04/30/2009
Living on Campus: 2010 College Housing Report. Describes trends in construction and space use of college residence halls. Tables and graphs are included for cost and size, technologies and amenities, cost per square Foot, cost per bed, and median... 04/30/2010
Living on Campus: 2011 College Housing Report. Describes trends in construction and space use of college residence halls. Tables and graphs are included for cost and size, technologies and amenities, cost per square foot, cost per bed, and median... 05/31/2011
Living on Campus: College Housing Annual Report 2008. Reports on college housing construction in 2007, illustrating a continued rise in the cost per square foot and per bed of new construction. Tables illustrate costs and sizes for new residence halls,... 04/30/2008
Living Theater. Profiles Emerson College's Paramount Center, a renovated 1932 movie house that the college converted into a three theatres, a shop, performing arts teaching and office spaces, and dormitory... 07/31/2011
Lock And Roll. University Working Groups Agree to Update Dorm Locks Describes how Princeton University retrofitted more than 3,200 doors with a new, state-of-the-art wireless locking system. 06/30/2012
Love Those Summer Break Blitzes! Reviews the renovation of Hamilton College's Kirkland Residence Hall. The historic building was brought up to current standards for safety and accessibility in an over-the-Summer project, which... 05/31/2007
Maintenance in 30 Minutes -- Or Less. Discusses how the Offices of Residence Life and Facility Services at Northern Arizona University joined forces to provide a faster response to maintenance needs. Hints for adopting a similar program... 09/30/2000
Major Trends in University Residence Halls. Discusses trends in college dormitory design and amenities. Improved student accommodations are at the forefront of higher education's competition for students. This article highlights mixed-use... 04/30/2011
Making Room for Students. Discusses the current growth in on-campus housing, due to increasing enrollments and preference for living on campus. Deliberate overbooking is common, as many new students do not show up or leave... 09/30/2006
Making Spaces: Two-Year Campus Residential Facilities. Discusses new trend among community colleges to build student housing, which helps meet existing needs and serves as a recruitment tool, especially for international students. Describes housing... 03/31/2002
Making the Grade. Discusses the need for furniture in college residence halls to be flexible, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and able to support technology. Explores what students prefer, customizing student space,... 01/31/2002
Moving In. Discusses how planners can ensure dormitory furniture is ready, despite summer renovation activities, when students arrive in the fall. Suggestions are provided for disposing of old furniture,... 05/31/1999
New College House Student Residence. Describes new University of Pennsylvania student housing that organizes 4-5 person suites around a common lounge and mentor. Twelve such clusters share a dining room, kitchen, reading room, exercise...
New College Residence, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Describes an award-winning design of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto's St. George campus. The new residence's plan, designed by Saucier and Perrotte Architectes,... 11/30/2001
New Residence Hall, Suffield Academy. Profiles this Suffield, Connecticut, facility at a boarding school. The accommodations consists of double student bedrooms, two apartments for faculty, and a campus health center. Building statistics... 12/31/2008

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