University of Silesia’s Department of Radio and Television is wrapped in “net curtain” of hollow blocks

Hollow clay bricks form the gridded facade of this faculty building at a university in the Polish city of Katowice, providing privacy and shade to the interiors while still allowing light to enter. The Department of Radio and Television building was designed for the University of Silesia by Warsaw studio Grupa 5 Architekci, Barcelona firm BAAS Arquitectura,

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Diamond Schmitt creates white facades with pops of colour for Vancouver art school

Canadian studio Diamond Schmitt Architects has completed a new home for the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, which features white facades that are meant to evoke a blank canvas. Located just east of Downtown Vancouver, the building serves as the new “campus” for the 93-year-old arts institution that formerly was located on Granville

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Niall McLaughlin Architects updates Cambridge college using historically appropriate materials

Niall McLaughlin Architects has refurbished a 1970s building at Jesus College, Cambridge, adding a new facade with a vertical composition of stone and timber elements that complements its historic context. The London-based practice won a competition in 2014 to redevelop parts of the University of Cambridge college and introduce new facilities including an auditorium, archive

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KPMB updates gothic-style academic building on Princeton University campus

New atria and glazed rooftop pavilions are among the alternations to a historic educational building on Princeton’s campus in New Jersey, as part of a project overseen by Canadian studio KPMB. The project entailed the renovation of a 1929 gothic-style building that formerly housed chemistry laboratories. Originally designed by American architect Charles Klauder, the three-storey,

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Hawkins\Brown has designed a new robotics campus for The Bartlett architecture school as part of the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The 6,200-square-metre campus provides specialist teaching, fabrication and robotics facilities for University College London’s (UCL) The Bartlett architecture school and its new Real Estate Institute. The facilities occupy the former Broadcast Centre and Press Centre, originally designed by

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MB Architecture constructs university building from shipping containers in one day

American firm MB Architecture has used shipping containers to quickly and cheaply build a media lab for Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. Bard College Media Lab comprises four containers that are stacked two wide and two high, forming a larger rectangular structure. It took just half a day for MB Architecture, led by Maziar Behrooz,

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Sou Fujimoto unveils designs for Swiss university centre made of stacked cubes

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a learning centre for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, which will comprise a stack of glass cubes held within white frames. The Tokyo and Paris-based studio led by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto won a contest to design the HSG Learning Center at the University of St Gallen with its proposal called Open Grid

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Metro adds science building to Niemeyer-designed tech campus in Brazil

A university campus designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil’s São José dos Campos has gained a huge new science building, which is intended to echo a nearby education wing built by the modernist architect. The project – a collaborative effort between São Paulo-based firms Metro Architects, MMBB and Piratininga Arquitetos – marks the first stage of a

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Gluck+ designs coastal laboratory in North Carolina to withstand extreme weather

The broken-up massing of this Duke University research facility by US firm Gluck+ is meant to help protect the building from storm surge. The Dr Orrin H Pilkey Research Laboratory is situated on the southern tip of Pivers Island, in the village of Beaufort, North Carolina. The building is part of Duke University’s Marine Lab

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Angular white roof covers MJMA’s glazed aquatic centre in Vancouver

Canadian firm MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects has completed a swimming centre for the University of British Columbia, which is surrounded by fritted glass and topped with a dramatic white roof. The multi-use Aquatic Centre was designed for both elite-level swimming and daily community use in Vancouver. Amenities for Olympic training, community access, students at University

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Sasaki creates two landmark buildings for Monterrey Tec campus in Mexico

Design studio Sasaki has completed a minimalist white pavilion and a glazed library for a growing university in Monterrey, with terraces that offer generous views of the city. The Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, often referred to as Monterrey Tec, is situated on an urban site in the capital of Mexico’s northeastern state of Nuevo León.

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Giant metal lattice fronts atrium of Texas engineering school by Ennead

American firm Ennead has completed a new building for the engineering programme at the University of Texas in Austin, where two towers are linked by a central glass volume with diamond-patterned structural supports across its facade. Located on the university’s campus in central Austin, the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) houses part of the

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Preston Scott Cohen creates jagged-roofed building for Michigan architecture school

Ironspot brick and a sawtooth roof define the exterior of this new wing for the University of Michigan’s architecture and planning college, designed by US studio Preston Scott Cohen. Located on the university’s campus in Ann Arbor, the Taubman Building adjoins the existing Art and Architecture Building – a low-slung, brick-and-glass structure that opened in

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LMN Architects combines textured surfaces for Iowa City concert hall

American studio LMN Architects has completed a performing arts centre for the University of Iowa that features twisted terracotta panels, glass shingles and bespoke acoustic panels made of metal and felt. The Voxman Music Building is situated between the university’s campus and the downtown core of Iowa City. L-shaped in plan, the six-storey building occupies

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Stanton Williams completes contemporary extension to historic Cambridge university campus

Stanton Williams has completed a four-storey addition to a business school at the University of Cambridge, England, which features social and circulation areas that adjoin an existing historic building and are illuminated by large roof lights. The expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School provides a hub for postgraduate and executive business education, incorporating flexible teaching

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Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art comprises sculptural blocks of zinc and translucent glass

Architect Steven Holl has completed an exhibition and performance centre for Virginia Commonwealth University, which has been captured by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan. New York-based Steven Holl Architects designed the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) to provide the American university with classrooms, galleries and outdoor facilities for its theatre, music and dance programmes. The building comprises a

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Sandstone and metal louvres wrap massive student housing complex in Arizona

American architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz took cues from the colours and textures of the Sonoran Desert while designing this giant residential facility in Phoenix, for engineering students at Arizona State University. Highly visible from a main thoroughfare, the seven-storey Tooker House is situated on ASU’s main campus in Tempe, which is part of the Phoenix

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Sculptural Arizona research building takes cues from desert topography

CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross have completed a copper-clad laboratory complex in downtown Phoenix that evokes jagged and striated rock formations found in the American Southwest. The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building is part of a 28-acre (11-hectare) medical and bioscience campus in the city’s urban core. Other new buildings on the campus include a cancer

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El Dorado and Modus Studio repurpose old warehouse for Arkansas art school

A steel-framed building in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been transformed into an educational facility with the addition of white cladding, tall linear windows and a second floor. The facility, which houses a range of spaces for students and faculty, is part of the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. The building is the first phase

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Vo Trong Nghia incorporates trees into chequerboard facade of Hanoi university building

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed an office building at Hanoi’s FPT University, featuring gridded facades that incorporate recessed windows shaded by trees. Nghia’s firm, which has offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, designed the administrative building as part of the first stage of a masterplan to upgrade the university’s campus, making it

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Our latest Pinterest board features impressive universities

We’ve created a new Pinterest board featuring university buildings of all shapes and sizes, from Thomas Heatherwick’s parsnip-shaped towers in Singapore to Wingårdhs’ leaning auditorium in Stockholm. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Jürgen Mayer H’s FOM Hochschule building features bulging balconies and seamless stairs

The metal cladding of German architect Jürgen Mayer H’s FOM Hochschule university building in Düsseldorf is carved into sculptural shapes that connect windows, balconies and stairs. The Berlin-based studio of Jürgen Mayer H designed the building for Germany’s largest private university, FOM Hochschule, which required additional space for its increasing student intake. The new facility is located within

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Steven Holl’s arts complex for Princeton surrounds courtyard reflecting pool

New York firm Steven Holl Architects has completed a multi-building arts complex for Princeton University, linked by a concourse underneath a large reflecting pool. The Lewis Center for the Arts comprises three buildings, which accommodate the American university’s dance, music and theatre departments. They face onto an outdoor plaza filled by an expansive shallow pool, with

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Mirrored ceilings reflect surroundings along walkway installed at Australian university campus

Australian firm Wilson Architects has added a meandering covered walkway to the campus of James Cook University in Townsville, which incorporates a polished aluminium soffit to reflect views of the landscape. The Verandah Walk was designed by Wilson Architects as a new circulation route that traverses the campus on the outskirts of the coastal city

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Cornell Tech campus opens on New York’s Roosevelt Island

Morphosis and SOM were among the architecture firms involved in the design of a new permanent home for Cornell Tech university, described as “the first campus ever built for the digital age”. The Cornell Tech campus, which opened last week, was constructed on a slender island in New York’s East River, between the boroughs of Manhattan

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House-shaped opening cuts through Belgian school of architecture by Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus has completed a new architecture facility at a university in western Belgium, featuring a huge gabled void in its facade and a dramatic double-helical staircase inside. Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus designed the new faculty building for the Université Catholique de Louvain’s Tournai campus, which is located around 80 kilometres outside Brussels. The Lisbon-based duo won a competition

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OMA builds city-inspired engineering school for Ecole Centrale Paris

Rem Koolhaas’ firm looked at urban-design patterns when drawing up plans for this laboratory building at an engineering school on the outskirts of Paris. Called Lab City, the building was designed by OMA to provide a new facility for Ecole Centrale Paris, a French university that specialises in science and engineering. But the design team – led by

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Blue and yellow fins wrap sculptural academic building in Chicago by JGMA

Canted walls covered in colourful louvres define this urban building for Northeastern Illinois University by architecture firm JGMA, which sits next to a major highway. The El Centro facility is part of an urban satellite campus established by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to help serve the Latino community. Occupying a former industrial site in Chicago’s Avondale

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Cantilevered concrete volume shelters entrance to Arabic studies building at Lebanese university

Chunky concrete pillars support the upper storey of this university building in Lebanon, which rises above its sloping site to offer views of a nearby walnut grove and the Mediterranean Sea. The Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID) was designed by local firm Fouad Samara Architects as the latest addition to

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O’Donnell + Tuomey uses “surgical strategy” to link new and old buildings of Budapest university

As part of a huge revamp of the Central European University, Irish architecture firm O’Donnell + Tuomey has added a new limestone-clad building to a street in downtown Budapest. The firm led by architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey is completely overhauling the graduate school, with a masterplan that involves linking up historic structures and courtyards with new limestone-clad

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Alberto Campo Baeza’s Madrid sports centre is a “box of light”

Two enormous translucent walls flood the playing court of this bright white sports centre by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with dazzling light. Located on the Francisco de Vitoria University campus in Pozuelo, Madrid, the sports complex comprises two clean, white boxes joined together by a low-rise building whose roof becomes an interconnecting patio at the first floor level.

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Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Lensvelt Center for the Arts is the second building to be completed in the university’s new Manhattanville campus, a few blocks north of its historic home in Morningside Heights,

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Denmark to get its first purpose-built architecture school

A trio of Danish architects has won a competition to design Denmark’s first new-build architecture school, a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Aarhus. Adept, Vargo Nielsen Palle and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter are working with engineers Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming on the design for the Aarhus School of Architecture. Billed as the “first newly built architecture school in Denmark”, the campus

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Ontario trade school by Perkins + Will comprises “shed-like” volumes

A new training facility in Canada by global firm Perkins + Will consists of two interlocking volumes embedded in a gentle slope, resulting in a split-level layout and different facades. The Kawartha Trades + Technology Centre is located on the campus of Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. It offers training in fields such as carpentry,

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Blue-bottomed boxes form Open Architecture’s ocean research centre in Shenzhen

Boxy volumes with blue undersides shelter terraces in this deep-ocean research centre in Shenzhen, China, designed by Open Architecture to have sea-like features. Beijing-based Open Architecture designed the Tsinghua Ocean Center for the Tsinghua University Graduate School, which is located in the University Town of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province. The architects wanted to create a vertical campus that integrated plenty of social spaces

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Daniel Libeskind completes larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has revealed his latest project – an £11.5-million centre for cosmology and astronomy researchers at Durham University in England. New York-based Studio Libeskind designed the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics to host office and events space for the university’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation.

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Asaf Lerman updates Oscar Niemeyer’s Haifa University library building in Israel

Tel Aviv architect Asaf Lerman has renovated a library building designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Israel’s Haifa University, and added a new wing to complement its brutalist concrete and glass construction. Lerman’s studio won a competition in 2002 to oversee the renovation and expansion of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, and spent over a

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1100 Architect extends historic residence to create new University of Pennsylvania student centre

The University of Pennsylvania has added a new centre for international affairs to its campus in Philadelphia, extending a small cottage built in 1851 with an angular stone-clad form. The Perry World House is a mixed-use building destined to aggregate the university’s international activities. The project was completed in September 2016 by 1100 Architect. “The

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Angular openings puncture concrete facades of Lucio Morini’s university tower

Irregular holes dotting the concrete walls of this tower at a university campus in the Argentinian city of Cordoba frame views of the surrounding landscape from the workshops within. Architect Lucio Morini’s studio was responsible for overseeing the latest phase of a masterplan for the Universidad Siglo 21. The Experimenta 21 tower introduces a strong vertical element to the campus,

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University of Kansas architecture school extension features double-layered glass skin

A+Awards: next in our series of Architizer A+Award winners is Studio 804’s glazed extension to the stone architecture school at the University of Kansas. The addition, named The Forum, was designed by the graduate-level architecture studio set up by Dan Rockhill, a professor at the university. The structure provides a 121-seat auditorium, a crit room

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Kyu Sung Woo designs student housing for historic Massachusetts college

A cluster of brick-clad buildings with jagged roof lines form this student residential complex at Amherst College by American firm Kyu Sung Woo Architects. The Greenway Residences are located on the campus of the private liberal arts school, founded in 1821. The college sits within a scenic area of central Massachusetts characterised by forested, rolling hills.

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Fins of metal mesh and concrete shield Tel Aviv school of entrepreneurship from the sun

Rows of metal sun louvres slotted between structural concrete fins help to shade the glazed facade of this university building near Tel Aviv by local architects David S Robins and Dan Price. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship is situated on the campus of the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, and accommodates facilities for the study and promotion

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Grimshaw overhauls student union at North Carolina university

Grimshaw has completed the renovation and expansion of Duke University’s West Campus Union in Durham, North Carolina, where the UK firm has added a glass box in the centre of the historic building. The university’s union building and surrounding areas were updated to reinstate it as the heart of the campus. First opened in 1931,

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HawkinsBrown remodels Bloomsbury building for The Bartlett architecture school

The Bartlett School of Architecture now has a new HawkinsBrown-designed facility in central London featuring a staircase designed as a “social generator” and studios with no doors. London firm HawkinsBrown completely overhauled the school’s former Wates House campus to create the new 8,500-square-metre building, to accommodate 1,000 staff and students. This more than doubles the building’s original capacity of 380 students

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Weiss Manfredi drapes jagged brick sash over facade of Ohio architecture school

American studio Weiss Manfredi has used glass, brick and concrete to form a new home for the architectural and environmental design programs at Kent State University in Ohio. Called the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, the academic building is intended to serve as a design hub and a beacon for the university’s

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Grafton Architects wins inaugural RIBA International Prize for university campus in Peru

RIBA International Prize: a vertical, concrete university campus in Peru by Grafton Architects has been named world’s best new building by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Dezeen is media partner for the RIBA International Prize, which aims to celebrate new public buildings that have made a difference to the people that use them, as well as surrounding communities. Described by

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Herzog & de Meuron wins contest for new Royal College of Art campus

Herzog & de Meuron has been selected to design the new Royal College of Art campus in Battersea, southwest London. The Swiss firm led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron – ranked fourth in the Dezeen Hot List – won an invited competition to design the £108 million Battersea South campus for the Royal College of

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National University of Singapore starts building zero-energy design school

Construction started today on a Singapore design school that will produce all of its own energy and more. Designed as a collaboration between international office Serie Architects and Singapore studio Multiply Architects, the new School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore is intended to be a net-zero energy building. The structure will generate its electrical energy

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Perforated green cladding wraps university science institute by Cláudio Vilarinho

Irregularly shaped perforations in the pale green facades of this new university research institute in Portugal are inspired by the tubular molecules that form solar panels. The Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability was designed by architect Cláudio Vilarinho for a site on Minho University’s Azurém Campus in northern Portugal. The new building provides facilities for

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Foster + Partners uses extra-long bricks for Chinese university campus

Foster + Partners has used custom-made bricks to build a campus near Shenzhen, encompassing a university, a hotel and housing, all taking in views of the South China Sea. The scheme was designed by Norman Foster’s London-based studio for Xiao Jing Wan, a coastal development to the east of Shenzhen. It includes a hotel, clubhouse, shops and housing, and

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Carbon-fibre orb marks entrance to Detroit academic building by Morphosis

US studio Morphosis has completed a science, design and engineering facility in Michigan, which features a scrim made of ETFE plastic and an entrance stairwell contained within a black orb made of carbon fibre. The A Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex – commonly referred to as the Taubman Complex – encompasses 36,700 square

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Renzo Piano completes “palace of light” for Columbia University medical researchers

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed a light-filled neuroscience research facility at Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Jerome L Greene Science Center is the first building to complete on the university’s Manhattanville campus, located a few blocks north of its historic Morningside Heights in Harlem. Piano worked with SOM to masterplan the wider

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Hollwich Kushner creates University of Pennsylvania incubator space with spiky glass facade

US studio Hollwich Kushner has transformed an old paint factory into the Pennovation Center, which contains labs, co-working areas and social spaces for entrepreneurs and researchers. The building is the latest addition to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and the centrepiece of a new 23-acre (nine hectares) research campus called Pennovation Works. The 58,000-square-foot (5,388-square-metre)

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Züst Gübeli Gambetti adds staircase-shaped building to ETH Zurich university campus

Swiss studio Züst Gübeli Gambetti has completed a long, narrow building that steps up a grassy hillside, to provide extra teaching space at an ETH Zurich university campus (+ slideshow). The Zurich-based studio – which was co-founded by architects Roman Züst, Michel Gübeli and Andrea Gambetti – won a competition to design the 8,500-square-metre building. It provides extra offices and teaching space for More

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Gensler creates opportunities for “chance encounters” inside Kansas business school

Global firm Gensler has completed a university building in Kansas that consists of volumes clad in concrete, glass and weathering steel, and interior spaces intended to promote unexpected interactions (+ slideshow). Called Capitol Federal Hall, the academic building is located at the heart of the University of Kansas campus in the city of Lawrence. The More

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Studio Gang clads Chicago student housing complex in wavy strips of concrete

US firm Studio Gang has completed a student residential complex for the University of Chicago that features towers sheathed in glass and sculptural white concrete panels (+ movie). Scheduled to open on 17 September 2016, the complex – called the Campus North Residential Commons – is the latest addition to the university’s campus, which features works More

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Leddy Maytum Stacy covers entire roof of Berkeley design centre with photovoltaics

US firm Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects has completed an academic facility on the Berkeley campus in California that is topped with an expansive, overhanging canopy made up of solar cells (+ slideshow). The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation – commonly known as Jacobs Hall – is part of the engineering school at the University of California, More

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Vancouver university building by KPMB features fritted glass and rough-sawn cedar

Canadian studio KPMB has completed an alumni centre for the University of British Columbia with angled, fritted-glass facades that “change dramatically from day to night” (+ slideshow). Rising three storeys, the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre serves as a gateway building for the University of British Columbia’s campus on a coastal site in Vancouver. Established More

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Ennead completes law school in revitalised area of downtown Phoenix

US firm Ennead has completed a new law school in central Phoenix, with sandstone cladding and open-air sky bridges that connect two wings (+ slideshow). Called the Beus Center for Law and Society, the academic building is located on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus in downtown Phoenix, in a newly invigorated area with retail space, More

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SHoP Architects chosen for National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University

New York-based SHoP Architects has beaten Adjaye Associates and Snøhetta in a competition to design a centre for war veterans at Syracuse University (+ slideshow). The result of the six-month competition was announced last week by the institution, located in upstate New York. The National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC) will provide educational and vocational programmes More

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Bands of corduroy-textured concrete wrap GPY Arquitectos’ undulating art school in Tenerife

Swathes of ribbed concrete and glass form curvaceous walls and a spiralling walkway for this art faculty at a Tenerife university, designed by local studio GPY Arquitectos (+ slideshow). GPY was asked to create the 32,000-square-metre Faculty of Fine Arts for the University of La Laguna, which is located in the northeast of Spain’s largest Canary Island. The new facility stands on the More

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Grafton Architects wins contest for new LSE building in central London

Grafton Architects has been selected to design a new faculty building for the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in Holborn, seeing off a shortlist of prestigious firms. The Dublin-based practice headed up by architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara will design The Paul Marshall Building for a site at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which the university bought from the More

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Hudson Architects installs decorative staircase inside new Norwich architecture school

Hudson Architects has transformed a heritage-listed building in eastern England into an architecture school, featuring a staircase that references an ornately patterned original balustrade (+ slideshow). The new Norwich University of the Arts School of Architecture is contained in a Grade-II listed Victorian building, which was originally built by local architect Edward Boardman as a sunday More

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ZGF wraps Stanford University power plant in metal screens

Oregon-based ZGF Architects has used a variety of design elements to help minimise the visual impact of a new energy facility on Stanford University’s scenic campus (+ slideshow). Called the Central Energy Facility, the building encompasses 125,600 square feet (11,700 square metres). It is located on the west side of Stanford University’s main campus in More

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Bridging administration wing forms gateway to new university campus in Brazil

Architecture studios Rede Arquitetos and Croquis Projetos have completed the first building of a new university campus in Crateús, Brazil: an administration block that spans an access road to to the site (+ slideshow). The first building at the Federal University of Ceará has a tick-shaped plan that divides it into two wings. One one side, a hollow section supported by four chunky columns angles More

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Gort Scott wins contest for Oxford University college extension

London studio Gort Scott has been selected to design a new £10 million riverside extension to St Hilda’s College at the prestigious University of Oxford, England (+ slideshow). The London studio saw off competition from shortlisted studios Hall McKnight, 6a Architects, DRDH Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects to win the extension and renovation project, following an invited competition run by Malcolm Reading Consultants. Gort More

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Bournemouth’s bright blue drawing studio is Peter Cook’s first building in the UK

Archigram founder Peter Cook has completed his first project in the UK, a vibrant blue drawing studio with a tilted oculus for his former school, the Arts University Bournemouth (+ slideshow). The university invited Cook’s practice CRAB Studio to design the 140-square-metre Drawing Studio, which will be used by students from all 17 of AUB’s arts departments. More

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Penoyre & Prasad completes new architecture school building for University of Portsmouth

Concrete piers support the aluminium-clad blocks of this new architecture school building at the University of Portsmouth, England, designed by Penoyre & Prasad around a landscaped courtyard (+ slideshow). The Eldon West building was designed by London-based Penoyre & Prasad to accommodate the four schools of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. It provide a new home for the School of More

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