Each project Ayers Saint Gross undertakes becomes a case study in planning, building design, student life trends, landscape architecture, interior design, or human nature. Creating Intellectual Communities is a periodical that uses some of these examples to explore topics that may be useful to colleagues and clients.
THE BOTTOM-LINE ON MARKETING TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Mark Neustadt, PhD, shares insights into what high school students really want from college.
SATISFYING GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Freshmen expect vigorous and convenient amenities, and they do not want to walk far to get them.
THE EMORY EXPERIENCE
President William M. Chace answers questions about the rationale and rigors of Emory University’s master plan.
‘WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT COSTS $270 PER SQUARE FOOT?’
A list of things to remember when you justify that new building for your trustees.
NEW LIFE FOR OLD BUILDINGS
Maturing campuses feel the tension between aging facilities and the demand for modern teaching and research space.
DEVELOPING REAL ESTATE MEANS DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS
Instead of reverting to the traditional protection of walls or garden barriers, many institutions actively engage in civic partnerships.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRECEDENTS
Why every good idea starts with a look backward.
THE PEDESTRIAN CAMPUS IS A THING OF THE PAST AND FUTURE
The automobile is America’s icon, but can a footpath be the antidote?
KEN KUTINA: ENGINEERING THREE DECADES OF PROGRESS AT CWRU
Kenneth L. Kutina turned vision into reality using common sense and strategic goals.
Entries to some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Can you name them?
PRINCIPLES VERSUS STYLE
Ayers Saint Gross Principal Adam Gross, on creating.
THE CONSTANCY OF CHANGE
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
Translating the resident-life mission into architecture that promotes social development.
PLANNING FOR A NEW AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Accommodating campus growth while improving academic quality.
CORNERSTONES MADE OF PAPER
The most important foundation for a great building is its construction documents.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS REDEFINED
Going to school at the zoo.
NURSES NEEDED STAT: CAN U.S. SCHOOLS MEET THE DEMAND?
How can we best educate future nurses?
THE WORLD GETS FLATTER: GLOBAL LESSONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Contrasting experiences of building in China and India.
DUKE REITER: EAST VERSUS WEST
ASU Dean Duke Reiter on how campus planning differs between the coasts.
The importance of didactic landscapes for an educational community.