Aging educational buildings are a being dealt with across the country: more than 35 percent of the campus space currently in use was constructed for enrolling Baby Boomers. Often these buildings were built quickly, with…

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With today’s flattening enrollment trends, more higher education institutions are approaching new construction projects with caution. However, these large projects can’t be altogether avoided. After all, the majority of buildings on most campuses were constructed…

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The single greatest challenge in effective facility planning for the future direction of your campus is that no one can predict the future. No matter what type of data you use to plan for future…

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Download our latest guide, “Planning for the Future: Strategies to Reduce Facilities Risk and Improve Investment Prioritization”, for more practical insight into facilities planning strategies that help establish a better prioritization framework and create more…

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Many higher education institutions today face maintenance backlogs on existing physical plant at the same time that recruits, students and alumni are demanding newer and better facilities. Consider, for example, a small college that —…

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Educational institutions work hard to provide the best possible college experience for students while keeping costs under control. Colleges and universities are complex organisms, requiring a wide range of skills to staff, manage and maintain…

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Sightlines’ definitive report on the trends affecting campus facilities across North America, “The State of Facilities in Higher Education: 2016 Benchmarks, Best Practices, & Trends”, is now available, and a review of the data for…

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The use of public-private partnerships (P3s) by colleges and universities has grown in popularity over the years. Originally, P3s were leveraged as a means to obtain new campus facilities and to support athletic programs. In…

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Just as we’re beginning the process of creating our annual State of Facilities in Higher Education report, we got word that our 2015 report was cited in an article by a nonprofit organization that covers…

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It’s no secret that many colleges are struggling financially right now, especially campuses with fewer than 3,000 students. Demographic shifts have reduced the number of high school graduates seeking admission, and many institutions have taken…

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