A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge science, interactive learning, youth, vibrancy, and energy. It is this dual nature which makes the physical environment of a university so dynamic as well as a highly challenging landscape to design and manage successfully.
Today, the scale of the pressures and the rate of change facing higher education institutions are greater than ever.� Squeezed public spending, rising tuition fees and the growing education ambitions of developing nations are set against a backdrop of rapid technological progress and changing pedagogies. What are the repercussions for the physical realities of university planning and architecture? And how are university campuses adapting to contend with these pressures?
University Trends introduces the most significant, widespread and thought-provoking trends in campus design today. Part 1 identifies current trends such as starchitecture, large-scale campus extensions, adaptive re-use, and international branch campuses. Part 2 profiles each trend via highly-illustrated, global case studies of well-publicised as well as lesser-known projects. The essential guide to current and future trends in campus design.
Jonathan Coulson and Paul Roberts are directors of Turnberry Consulting, a London-based development strategy consultancy created to assist landowners to develop real estate projects driven by quality and functionality. Both Coulson and Roberts have extensive experience working within the university sector, preparing and delivering development proposals and master-planning initiatives for institutions including the University of Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire, Coventry University, and Cranfield University.? Isabelle Taylor read the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Courtauld Institute of Art. The three have previously jointly authored University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection (2010), a historical study of the architecture of universities from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.?
Preface Part 1: The Twenty-First Century Campus Part 2: Case Studies Adaptive Re-Use Starchitecture Hub Buildings Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Buildings Joint-Venture Buildings New Universities Beyond the West Transnational Education Commercial Urban Developments Large-Scale Campus Expansions Revitalizing Master Plans Notes Index Picture Credits