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Processes and technologies that help to design, track, and maintain healthy, resilient, effective education facilities

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uPOD- A modular Living Environment For Students feature

Institutions have prioritized the development of new residence halls that respond to incoming student classes who expect more privacy, social space, technology and fewer boundaries than any previous generation.

By Dana Anderson (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will),
Austin Poe (Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects)
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  |  Channel: Education, Sustainability, Technology
Angus Glen Community Centre

The natatorium environment is one of the most challenging environments to design and build in northern cli- mates. This is due to the large swings in levels of humidity and temperature between interior and exterior conditions.

By Philip O’Sullivan (Perkins+Will),
Phil Fenech (Perkins+Will)
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Students of Today and Tomorrow feature

This article explores various educational theories, research and factors that can be correlated to or have an impact on the physical spaces in which learning takes place.

By John Poelker (Perkins+Will)
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Holding The Sun At Bay feature

The Design team for the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University determined that the west-facing glass wall presented challenges to the usability and conditioning of that space. The team determined that a double-skin wall was the best solution, and performed a series of studies to validate that choice.

By Mark Walsh (Perkins+Will),
Christopher Augustyn (Affiliated Engineers),
Matthew Brugman (Affiliated Engineers)
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  |  Channel: Education, Energy, Process, Technology
A Zero Net Energy Building Pilot Study

Residence Halls provide a unique educational opportunity for students, since they can engage as active participants in reducing energy use for the building. Perkins+Will, Rist Frost Shumway Engineering and Bond Brothers Constructions worked with the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and Bridgewater State University (BSU) to implement low energy strategies at the Weygand Residence hall at BSU.

By Jordan Zimmermann (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Education, Intellect
game changers feature

New technologies have increasingly moved to the center of 21st century learning, inspiring innovative learning concepts and potentially influencing our conception of educational space. This research refers to discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology; it introduces theories about the ideal learning environment and takes a look at studies about the influence of the environment on academic performance and behavior.

By Tinka Rogic (Perkins+Will)
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While online education has brought with it radical transformations to higher education, bringing people together in physical space is and will be essential for student success.

By Christina Long (Perkins+Will)
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Between Laboratory and Factory feature

British Technology Innovation Centers each focus on a particular research theme that, though specialized, has relevance across a wide range of industries. They promote faster and more effective translation of laboratory discoveries into products and processes for commercialization.

By Paul Harney (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Education, Health, Healthcare, Intellect, Labs, Technology, Workplace
Transcending Project Type- Principles for High Performance Interior Design feature

This study reviews literature and research associated with characteristics of well-designed interiors for healthcare, commercial and educational market sectors, focusing on strategies that improve productivity, health and well-being of occupants.

By Joan Blumenfeld (Perkins+Will),
Carolyn Baross (Perkins+Will),
Sonya Dufner (Gensler)