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Written by expert practitioners with decades of planning experience, our e-books offer ​in-depth explanations, powerful research, and exceptional insight​ to help you tackle new challenges and sticky problems.

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The Non-Architect’s Guide To Major Capital ProjectsLocked

Planning, Designing, and Delivering New Buildings
Published 2005
This book provides the non-architect with a broad framework of understanding in the steps, phases, and sequence of planning, designing, and delivering a capital project.

Campus HeritageLocked

An Appreciation of the History and Traditions of College and University Architecture
Published 2005
This monograph describes and illustrates the contributions campus heritage can make to promote, strengthen, and support institutional goals and objectives and outlines suggested methods of incorporating campus heritage in campus plans, facility plans, and campus design concepts.

In SyncLocked

Environmental Behavior Research and the Design of Learning Spaces
Published 2004
Designers and clients, whether in education or the corporate world, will each enjoy the way existing environmental/behavior research can be applied to the thoughtful consideration of these archetypes, either standing alone or used in combinations to create rich, interactive learning spaces.

Transforming e-KnowledgeLocked

A Revolution in the Sharing of Knowledge
Published 2003
This book describes the order of magnitude of change that will be necessary to compete in the knowledge economy. Included are descriptions of current and upcoming technological advances that directly effect educators and learners.

Academic DesignLocked

Sharing Lessons Learned
Published 2003
This book describes the design process used in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to evaluate academic programs and priorities based on the unique needs of individual institutions. The conclusion offers information on how to prepare your academic design plan.

Innovation in Student ServicesLocked

Planning for Models Blending High Touch-High Tech
Published 2002
The authors, who are among IBM best practice partners, share they have been successful in integrating technology into their student services projects, redesigning their processes, implementing change, and extending their brand.

Planning for Student ServicesLocked

Best Practices for the 21st Century
Published 1999
Through use of case studies, this book demonstrates how several institutions are transforming their traditional model for student services into a learner-centered model.

Doing Academic PlanningLocked

Effective Tools for Decision Making
Published 1996
This reader was developed to provide academic planners with tools to facilitate the transformation of higher education institutions from provider-centered cultures and organizations to leamer-centered franchises.

Campus PlanningLocked

Published 1996
This classic by Richard P. Dober, which thoroughly reviews the fundamentals of campus planning, was first printed in 1963.

Transforming Higher EducationLocked

A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century
Published 1995
This book, which became a national best seller, provides readers in the field of higher education with insights into how they can meet 21st-century challenges.

Campus DesignLocked

Published 1992
This book shows how a campus is defined through its physical image—buildings and landscapes are designed to communicate the institution's purpose, presence and domain as well as generate an image charged with symbolism.

Financial Planning Guidelines for Facility Renewal and AdaptionLocked

Published 1989
This publication provides executive managers and trustees with guidelines for long-term financial planning for plant renewal and adaption.
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