Sample post – Public Universities Making Big Investments in New Facilities

It’s no secret that modern and luxurious buildings make college campuses more attractive to prospective and current students, alumni, and donors. Universities aren’t just places for classrooms and dormitories these days; they’re venues for lazy rivers, climbing walls, and country club-style amenities, too. Some architecture firms have supported the idea that architecture can spark creativity and that high-tech buildings can propel innovative ideas. Meanwhile, colleges continue to pour millions into athletic stadiums, even during times when state legislatures are cutting taxpayer support for higher education.

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But whatever the motivation is behind the investments, public universities have been borrowing and spending record amounts on new buildings. In this article, we take a look at which public universities have been spending big bucks on building upgrades and new facilities lately This is one of many universities that has faced state cutbacks and had to raise tuition to keep up with its ambitious building plans. The big project worth talking about here is the Innovation Campus, which is projected to increase the campus’ size by 50 percent and take two decades to build. The Experiential Engineering building will allow students to engage in hands-on learning, the GoCreate makerspace will offer education in metalworking and woodworking, and a 3D immersive lab is being planned by the Dassault Systemes software company. The overall goal of all these building projects is to enhance the pipeline from education to the real world in order for students to fuel innovation and the entrepreneurship economy..

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