Publications

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

by Kip Ellis, Charles Kirby, ,

August 05, 2016

Amidst research and reports showing that a third of U.S. post-secondary institutions are struggling financially, many of them see a highly competitive STEM program as a key to their future success and survival.

This white paper explores data and case studies to demonstrate how transformative STEM buildings benefit entire campuses.
 

Projects

Exterior facade at dusk

Integrated Science Complex

College of the Holy Cross

STEM

Transparent design brings science out from behind closed doors to make this interdisciplinary center a campus destination.

Exterior view of building at dusk

Taylor Science Center

Hamilton College

STEM

Communities of faculty offices and student/faculty research spaces help maintain the intimacy of the College’s experience within this expansive facility.

Trinity University

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

Trinity University

STEM

Inspired collaborations: undergraduates feel empowered by hands-on discovery.

exterior view with outside classroom in foreground

Mars Center for Science and Technology

Wheaton College

STEM

Dynamic design attracts students to explore ideas in a "living lab."