Streetcape

In studying the most memorable campuses in the world it is clear that each place has its own unique spirit and character. At the same time, it can be argued that great campuses share…

Comparing Campuses

Planning spaces for productive human interaction and intellectual pursuit generates valuable information. For several years, Ayers Saint Gross has condensed data into comparisons…

CREATING Intellectual Communities

Each project Ayers Saint Gross undertakes becomes a case study in planning, building design, student life trends, landscape architecture, interior design, or human nature.

Paradigm University

History is a strict teacher — in fact or fiction. The story of Paradigm University is an example of how one institution manages to prosper despite decades of challenges, any of which…

Sustainable Landscapes

How do you adequately meet the growing needs of your institution without dramatically disturbing the ecosystems that help define its beauty? How do you build upon the beauty and…

What Do You Mean it Costs...?

Each year, Robert Dillman goes before the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia for approval of $300- to $500 million in construction. Every time, someone asks, “Why does…

The Importance of Precedents

Much like its academic clients, Ayers Saint Gross approaches projects by utilizing research and precedents that provide valuable insights. Among its design tools are comparative analyses…