Covid-19 and Human Wastewater

A relatively old technology is being used to help solve a novel problem: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The...  More

The Essential Role of Clear Signage during the Pandemic

As we navigate public spaces, it is unlikely we think much about the processes of either creating or interpreting the signs we encounter...  More

Clean Air and the Implementation of New Safety Policies at Campus-Based Residence Halls

Because Covid-19 is an airborne contagion, we have been compelled to think more carefully than ever about the air we breathe and how best...  More

Tapping into Students’ Desires with Tech-Based Exercise Equipment

College students face an uphill battle when it comes to staying physically fit, not least of all because with newfound independence comes...  More

COVID-19 & the Safe Re-Opening of Fitness & Rec Centers

Social and behavioral scientists use the phrase “mass trauma” to describe a potentially life-threatening event that affects not only...  More

Returning to Campus

Private colleges and universities convened task forces in the spring to study the novel coronavirus and present plans to keep campus health...  More

Construction Projects and The Negotiation of Aesthetics

“Aesthetic(s)” as a term usually concerns itself with the nature, perception, and judgment of beauty. It is a loaded, complicated term,...  More

Accelerating the Transition to a Clean Energy Future with Energy Efficiency

Today, solar panels, electric cars, energy storage, among so many other clean technologies, are generating positive attention as we...  More

Campus Dining in a Pandemic

As colleges and universities across the country are reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many challenges they face is the...  More

Expressing an Institution’s Core Values with Exterior Design

About ten years ago, I was exploring the Altstadt (“old town”) of Munich. I spent the afternoon between the Augustiner-Bräu and the...  More