Treanor Architects Blog/News
When designing campus residences, it's easy to get caught up in location, room design and amenities. Yet just as important is the wealth of research that shows us how buildings can help students develop the sense of connection and community identity they need to thrive.
Engaging students on campus has much to do with programmatic decisions, but a physical environment that is designed to help students connect advances the sense of community and makes programming more effective. (click the pdf above for the entire article)
To many, the buildings of the 1950s and 1960s are aging eyesores in need of a facelift – or demolition. In reality, they are the new ground for preservation.
Structures built during this time period have long suffered from bad public relations. Many see them as too hard to repair. Ugly. Out of style. Not energy efficient – and not old enough to preserve. However, federal standards recognize postwar buildings— age 50 or older— as candidates for the National Register of Historic Places, and potentially for rehabilitation tax credits. It’s time to take a second look.