Dormitories

Title Abstract Publication Date
New Trends in Student Housing. Secure and well-maintained housing facilities that provide students with privacy combined with creative residence life programs, support the admissions/recruiting process and greatly assist the... 12/31/2001
New Trends in Student Housing. Explores how residence halls may support a college's admissions and recruiting process by helping to attract highly-qualified students. Relates trends in student housing needs, ways that schools... 04/30/1999
Next-Generation Student Living. Advocates higher education residence halls that are integrated with the surrounding community, offer flexible floor plans, accommodate a wide variety of technology, and are sustainable. 12/31/2007
NIUs Kinder, Gentler, Housing Repair System. Explains the effective use of a centralized housing repair request system at Northern Illinois University that has improved customer service and increased fiscal accountability. The system is... 12/31/1998
No Reservations: Transforming Hotels into Housing. Creating student housing from a hotel requires a clear vision. This describes how to make it happen. 06/30/2010
North Campus Residence Hall, Roger Williams University: Bridging the World. Profiles this residence halls that offers seven different types of accommodations, from single rooms to 10-person living/learning suites. 08/31/2010
North Hall Student Housing, Wayne State University. Describes the university's newest dormitory, which admits natural light into the corridors and features a dining hall available to the entire university. Building statistics, a listing of the... 08/31/2003
Nurturing the Individual: A New Generation of Student Housing. Reviews the importance of individuality in student housing, citing important elements of a collaborative design process that can help bring about a desirable result. A recently built Utah State... 06/30/2007
Observations on Housing Trends. Discusses trends in campus housing, including apartment-style accommodations, computer network connectivity that is unavailable off campus, increased privacy in communal bathrooms, and wireless... 11/30/2005
Off-Campus Fire Safety. Discusses how Wesleyan University provides fire safety for its 130 program houses in which seniors with like interests live. This included installation of sprinkler systems, new fire alarms, and... 12/31/2008
Olsen Hall, Nichols College. Profiles the renovation of this college's oldest dormitory into its most desirable one. Replaced windows, creation of false walls for insulation, new interior finishes, and bathroom remodeling... 04/30/2009
One Size Fits Most. Reviews universal design considerations for higher education facilities. Classroom furnishings, residence hall equality, and the particular problems of renovations are considered. 02/28/2007
Our House: The Alma College Community Builds a Residence Hall. Describes the extensive stakeholder input that went into building this dormitory, with cooperation between students, alumni, administration, the physical plant, and faculty. Student input was most... 10/31/2005
Passive-House Dormitory Receives Certification TerraHaus, North America's first Passive-House student dormitory located on the Unity College campus in Unity, Maine, has received official certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. 06/27/2012
Perdue's Oldest Residence Hall Complex Gets a Makeover. Describes the extensive lower-level laundry and recreation space created in the renovation of the University's six-building Cary Quadrangle. 05/31/2004
Peterson Hall, Lancaster Bible College. Describes this new dormitory which features suites for eight people, each having four double-occupancy rooms and two baths. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants... 04/30/2005
Phase VII Student Residence, University of Toronto at Mississauga. Describes the award-winning title building, including its educational context and design goals. Includes building plans, photographs, and reviewer comments. 11/30/2002
Piecing it Together. Discusses the use of insulated concrete forms and modular units in higher education construction. The advantages to energy efficiency, construction speed, and cost are cited, along with an example of... 06/30/2009
Pierson College. Describes this renovation to historic buildings that created new common areas and dormitory bedrooms, while preserving the historic character. Includes photographs, plans, and project information. 02/28/2005
Places for Women and Children. Profiles college programs and accompanying facilities that offer housing for single mothers with children, including College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska; College of Misericordia in Dallas,... 04/30/2002
Planning and Achieving Successful Student Affairs Facilities Projects : New Directions for Student Services. This sourcebook for student affairs professionals provides step-by-step guidelines in building a successful college facility project, including residence halls, student unions, dining services,... 03/31/2003
Planning Your Residence Halls at Three Key Levels. Advises consideration of three user groups when planning dormitories: the students, the physical plant staff, and the hall director and staff. Details of maintainability, manageability, and... 01/31/2005
Plugged In. Describes appliance considerations for furnishing college apartments. While many kitchen appliances will go unused, they are nonetheless perceived as necessities. 04/30/2004
Prepare Students for Carbon Monoxide Safety in Residence Halls and Off-Campus Housing. Advises on carbon monoxide safety, including proper alarms and recognition of symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. 10/31/2006
Princeton University Design Standards: 2.4 Dormitory Design This describes Princeton University's dormitory buildings, provides code references, outlines review and procedural guidelines, and details considerations for dormitory design. 02/28/2006

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