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How Colleges & Universities Invigorate Campuses Through A New Genre of STEM Buildings

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Colleges and universities are looking beyond traditional planning strategies – including expanding technology, reimagining buildings, and engaging the community – to get the most out of their campuses. Emerging technologies – such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence – will eventually shape what the physical campus of the future will look like, but not replace it. We'll also likely see an increase in conversations between campus planners and off-campus developers and city councils, maximizing the future of college campuses. More

The Planetree philosophy filters all design decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare arena. More

NC Heart & Vascular Hospital

Critical Mass

North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

UNC REX Healthcare

The new facility completes the strategic growth necessary for Rex to remain competitive in its market and build towards effectively serving a base of 1 million patients in the evolving healthcare arena. The project more than triples the size of the existing facility to create a one-stop destination for cardiovascular health.


Innovation Happens Here

Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

The new facility welcomes entrepreneurs and industry to partner with the College and its students, creating an effective economic engine for the Berkshire region.

Chem lab with wall of windows

Design Impact of STEM Buildings

Since the opening of the Taylor Science Center in 2005, Hamilton College has seen a 33% increase in STEM majors - a rate nearly twice the national average. Our analysis of the data - statistical indicators maintained by various campus offices, including Admissions, the Dean of Faculty’s office, and the Registrar’s Office - assessed the impact of our STEM facility design on multiple organizational goals, including student satisfaction, faculty turnover, and grant funding. 


Liberating Potential to Transform Human Experience

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

Trinity University

Inspired and empowered by innovative spaces like “the Cube,” undergraduates collaborate with peers and faculty on projects that address real-world issues like diabetes and pediatric health, aging in place, or cross-cultural communication.