Dormitories

Title Abstract Publication Date
Private Housing or Alternative Financing? Explores the history of privatizing university housing and some current financing options, including use of developer and private foundations. Examples of successful alternative financing methods are... 09/30/1999
Private Perks. Describes typical features of recent privately-built student housing, including larger bedrooms and smaller living rooms, upscale and more durable furnishings, music practice rooms, and fitness... 09/30/2005
Privatization a Plus for First-Time Housing Development. Profiles new privately funded, built, or managed dormitory housing projects at four higher education institutions, all of whom were offering student housing for the first time. Lack of housing... 09/30/2008
Privatization Solves Housing Woes. Discusses why, with budget crunches and enrollment increases, privatization is a viable option for higher education administrators needing affordable student housing. 03/31/2003
Privatized Housing Dos and Don'ts. Offers tips for higher education institutions on navigating the relationship with a privatized student housing developer: don't assume the project costs nothing, do understand the difference... 03/31/2003
Privatized Housing Moves On-Campus. Discusses the financial strengths universities possess that can help them provide privatized on-campus housing to benefit both the school and the students while providing a profit to the developer.... 05/31/1999
Privatized Housing: A Market Matures. Cites the experiences of two universities in fulfilling housing shortages through privately developed housing. Advantages of the agreements and advice to those considering privatized higher education... 06/30/2011
Privatized Housing: More than Just a Dorm. Describes heightened student expectations for housing amenities and ways to partner with private developers for both off- and on-campus housing. 03/31/2004
Privatized Housing: No Cookie Cutters Allowed. Discusses the benefits of privately-developed student housing, but advises careful scrutiny of the developer's expertise and commitment to construction and maintenance standards. 11/30/2004
Protecting Your Residence Hall Furniture Investment. Asserting that residence hall furniture takes abuse simply through use, discusses a three-part approach--student involvement and education, creating the right environment, and ongoing maintenance--... 01/31/2003
Providing for Disabled Students: University of Grenoble, France. Examines how France's University of Grenoble provides accommodations in its residence hall for students that have disabilities. Includes a description of the university's services for... 01/31/2000
Purdue Students Prefer to Go Solo. Profiles Purdue University's residence hall with private rooms and baths, discussing room and common area layout, interior materials, and schemes to encourage resident socializing. 05/31/2008
Radical Strategic Planning for Tertiary Education Explores how radical, strategic re-thinking in postsecondary education dormitory facility planning has been stalled because of reliance on too many assumptions. Also examines how assumptions have... 01/31/1997
Red-Carpet Treatment. Presents comparative data on college and university residence hall construction projects, including construction costs, size, numbers of students, and cost per square foot. Also supplies comparative... 06/30/2001
Residence Hall Flooring Solutions. Advises on floor coverings for various surfaces in dormitories, detailing issues of durability and aesthetics for rooms, common areas, and transition areas. 02/28/2007
Residence Hall Furnishings Top 20 List. Provides advice on meeting the furniture needs of student residents. Offers twenty tips, which include considering fire safety, upholstering, life-cycle costs, input from stakeholders, responses to... 02/28/1999
Residence Hall Furniture: Bland and Inflexible Don't Work. Discusses trends in residence hall furniture toward a residential look, with flexible arrangeability, stylish lines, full upholstery, and sustainably-derived materials. 11/30/2004
Residence Hall Furniture: What's on the Horizon. Describes what leading manufacturers are saying about the future of residence hall furniture design, explaining that fabrics, frames, colors, materials, and other factors are combining to give... 07/31/2002
Residence Hall Rooms Become Safe and Sound. Describes the effectiveness of safes in residence hall rooms, due in part to the fashionably portable sizes of communications and computing technology. 10/31/2004
Residence Hall Seating that Works. Describes the seating chosen for residence halls at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of New England. The seating required depends on ergonomics, aesthetics, durability,... 05/31/2003
Residence Halls/Lounges. Describes the design of notable school residence halls and lounges, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Residence Halls/Lounges. Presents college residence halls/lounges considered outstanding in a competition which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent 2 days... 07/31/2003
Residence Halls/Lounges. Presents three higher education residence hall projects selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's estimation of... 07/31/2004
Residence Halls/Lounges. Profiles eight winning residence hall projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of... 07/31/2010
Residence Halls/Lounges. Profiles six higher education residential facilities selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to... 07/31/2009

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