Case Studies College and University

Jennifer Gonsalves – David Geffen School of Drama at Yale

On a crisp October day in 2018, Jennifer Gonsalves walked through Yale campus, the civil engineer in her appreciating century-old Gothic and neo-Georgian architecture. When she reached 222 York Street, Yale’s main theater, her gaze—like that of so many drama students—swept up the stone façade. Gonsalves continued her walk past the other eight buildings on […]

John Yodice – Compass Group

How eye-opening it was around a decade ago when John Yodice and his wife visited the colleges their two children attended. Among other developments, the dining halls seemed the antithesis of where he had eaten his meals as an Iona College student during the early 1990s. “Back then my choices were take it or leave […]

Jessica Abbott – University of Hartford

There’s no shortage of strange stories when dealing with an annually revolving menagerie of college students. One day, you’re managing normal facilities-related issues—a clogged toilet or a broken pipe. And then you get a call you never imagined getting, the voice on the other end at once panicked and amused. “There’s an octopus in a […]

Jim Yarrington ‒ Rochester Institute of Technology

Once Rochester Institute of Technology president David Munson became familiar with the college’s widely recognized mid-century modern campus, he realized there was much about the character of the institution that the sculptural brick walls concealed rather than celebrated. He envisioned a new, sprawling and state-of-the-art campus centerpiece as a transparent and transformative addition. Munson appointed […]

James Rosner – University of Denver

The parallels between developing facilities projects for the U.S. Air Force and a university system are not as disparate as one might think. Just ask James Rosner, associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, who became steeped in facilities planning during active duty in the military. As an engineer who built facilities and infrastructure […]

Jeffery A. Vinger – University of Arkansas

It’s the Cherokee term for “from the woods,” which makes Adohi the ideal name for new student housing scheduled to open late this summer at the University of Arkansas. For it’s the woods where the primary construction material originates, though it was processed in Austria by the Holzpak Corp. One of just a handful of […]

John Morris – College of Charleston

Walking around the campus, hand in hand with his wife, John Morris is mesmerized. Time stands still on the quad where tawny late afternoon light bathes the classic historic homes that make up the College of Charleston. Soft Spanish moss gently sways in a subtle breeze from trees that have grown here for hundreds of […]

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