Higher Education Design Topics

Student Life

Student Life

When designing centers for student use, it is no longer enough to include a food court and a computer lab. Today's ...
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Student Life

Nursing Education

Nursing Education

Healthcare is in a period of great change and innovation abounds in ways never imagined. Healthcare reform is unfolding...
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Nursing Education

Recreation-Sustainability

Recreation-Sustainability

As architects and engineers, we have an opportunity to design recreation facilities that promote awareness about sustainab...
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Recreation-Sustainability

Learning in Place

Learning in Place

As planning and design professionals deeply involved in higher education, SmithGroupJJR is keenly aware of the profound...
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Learning in Place

Law Libraries & Legal Education

Law Libraries & Legal Education

In the course of its work on multiple law school projects in the past few years, the SmithGroupJJR design team has come to...
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Law Libraries & Legal Education

Fusion Facilities

Fusion Facilities

An emerging design paradigm is having a major impact on the world of university campus planning and design-fusion faciliti...
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Fusion Facilities

Dental Education

Dental Education

Research continues to illuminate the role of dentistry in a comprehensive, holistic approach to health care. In turn, dent...
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Dental Education

Simulation Design

Simulation Design

Simulation has proven to be an effective teaching method, and one well suited to inter-professional education.  Stude...
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Simulation Design

Integrated Campus Planning

Integrated Campus Planning

As higher education confronts unprecedented change, campus planners are taking on the critical role of synthesizing an ins...
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Integrated Campus Planning

Higher Education in the New Financial Order

Higher Education in the New Financial Order

U.S. institutions of higher learning are confronting a dramatically altered economic landscape. Over the past 30 years, th...
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Higher Education in the New Financial Order

Interprofessional Education: Beyond the Classroom

Interprofessional Education: Beyond the Classroom

The necessity for providers from all health professions to work together in coordinated care teams has become a critical c...
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Interprofessional Education: Beyond the Classroom

Interprofessional Innovations in Allied Health

Interprofessional Innovations in Allied Health

Increasingly, leadership in higher education and industry are working closely together to focus on better preparing studen...
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Interprofessional Innovations in Allied Health

The Evolution of the Engineering Building

The Evolution of the Engineering Building

In March 2016, SmithGroupJJR convened in San Francisco, California to host an Advisory Board discussion in conjunction wit...
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The Evolution of the Engineering Building

From Research Park to Innovation Community

From Research Park to Innovation Community

Research parks are a key component of today’s knowledge economy. Initially conceived in the 1950s as real estate dev...
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From Research Park to Innovation Community

Higher Education's Top Engineering Facility Design Trends

Higher Education's Top Engineering Facility Design Trends

Over the past decade, SmithGroupJJR has planned, designed and engineered 13 engineering facilities for clients like the Un...
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Higher Education's Top Engineering Facility Design Trends

Designing for the T-Shaped Student

Designing for the T-Shaped Student

Over the past decade employers and educators have placed increasing importance on the mastery of competencies beyond those...
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Designing for the T-Shaped Student

Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

More than half of all colleges and universities in the United States are located in urban centers and their immediate surr...
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Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

LAB2050 | Laboratory of the Half Century

LAB2050 | Laboratory of the Half Century

The Laboratory of the Half Century (aka LAB2050) is an initiative SmithGroupJJR embarked on to dig deep into the scie...
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LAB2050 | Laboratory of the Half Century