Campus Architecture: Building in the Groves of Academe

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The facilities and campus grounds of many colleges and universities are beginning to show their age. This work analyzes the entire physical site of the campus - its buildings, landscaping and layout - along with the environmental, conservational and aesthetic factors that must be considered. There is coverage of the latest technologies and educational trends as they affect campus design, and case studies are included of the best in recent campus designs and re-designs.

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Discover the secrets of redesigning--memorable campuses that can enrich people's lives! There are few architectural challenges as exciting and career-enhancing as designing or rehabilitating a great and enduring campus. Now, finally, there's a single resource that tells you everything you need to know to successfully embark on this important venture. In CAMPUS ARCHITECTURE, you'll learn how to: Integrate the planning and design of campus buildings with their landscapes and sites; Respond in innovative ways to the obsolescence overtaking many college facilities and grounds; Revitalize and update the existing architectural heritage; Create new buildings that will meet not only the needs of today, but the changing needs of tomorrow; Integrate environmental, conservation, and aesthetic considerations within the same project; Incorporate such new campus trends as computerized libraries, alternative campus housing, changing physical education and recreational needs, and more into your designs; Provide long-term durability and economy in operations, and meet project and construction budget targets; Learn from fully illustrated case studies of the best in recent campus designs and redesigns; and much more!

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