Higher Education

  • GKN Aerospace Plans Global Technology Centre


    GKN Aerospace is planning to build the £32 million Global Technology Centre in Bristol in the United Kingdom.

  • Ryerson University Opens Centre for Urban Innovation


    Ryerson University opened the Centre for Urban Innovation in January of 2018 in Toronto.

  • UT Austin Transitions from Departmental to Theme-Based Engineering


    Opened in August 2017, the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering is a leading-edge STEM environment with open and flexible space for active learning, hands-on student projects, and research, as well as maker space for prototyping marketable products that solve real-world problems. By maximizing transparency, the building’s designers supported the Cockrell School’s goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary research. The building has also become an iconic campus gateway that puts the process of engineering on display and offers public access to its café, study spaces, and meeting rooms.

  • University of Virginia Plans School of Data Science


    The University of Virginia is planning to open the School of Data Science in Charlottesville. Representing a total investment of $200 million, the project includes construction of a new building as well as the creation of embedded centers throughout the campus.

  • Cranfield University Builds Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre


    Cranfield University began construction in January of 2019 on the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) in Cranfield in the United Kingdom.

  • East Carolina University Opens Student Center


    East Carolina University opened the $122 million Main Campus Student Center in January of 2019 in Greenville, N.C.

  • Eastern Michigan University Opens Strong Hall


    Eastern Michigan University opened the renovated and expanded Strong Hall in Ypsilanti in January of 2019.

  • University of Cambridge Breaks Ground on Cavendish Laboratory Expansion


    The University of Cambridge broke ground in January of 2019 on a £300 million expansion of the Cavendish Laboratory in the United Kingdom.

  • Managing Transformational Campus Renovation


    University of Michigan transformed Weiser Hall—a 1960s brick tower with floor after floor of double-loaded, concrete block corridors—into a dynamic and flexible “center of centers” that brings together international and interdisciplinary institutes and centers so they can share space, services, and ideas. The provost’s charge was to renovate the building to create the “academic workplace of the future.” With the help of brightspot strategy and Diamond Schmitt architects, the team accomplished that mission with a seven-step formula that yielded impressive results, including an average overall productivity savings of 4.26 hours per person per week, the equivalent of every unit being able to grow its staff by 10 percent at no cost.

  • Capital One Unveils Tech Incubator at the University of Maryland to Foster Machine Learning and AI


    Capital One opened the Tech Incubator at the University of Maryland in College Park in November of 2018.