D. Keith Storms, Mar 01, 2017

Small Colleges Face Challenges — and Opportunities

Recent headlines haven’t been encouraging for small colleges and universities.

Moody’s Investor Service forecasts that closure rates for these institutions will triple in the coming years, and mergers will double, as schools face what Time magazine recently called the “Death Spiral” of declining admissions, tuition rev...

Daina Januska, Feb 17, 2017

Wesley L. Page, FAIA: Artist of the Possible

We are pleased to share the news that Hanbury’s Wesley Page has been elevated to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Wesley is being recognized specifically for his extraordinary talents using traditional media drawing practices to advance the profession and the understanding and appreciation for...

Robert V. Reis, Jan 18, 2017

Adapting to Our Changing Environment

Four out of five Americans live in counties that were hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster in the last six years. In 2011 and 2012, the U.S. endured a record number of extreme weather events—heat waves, droughts, hurricanes, floods. Last year was the second hottest year on record in the U.S....

Co-curricular, Planning
Robert V. Reis, Nov 30, 2016

Putting Community into Community Colleges

With so much of our nation’s higher education focus on four-year schools, it can be easy to miss the fact that nearly half of all undergraduates in the U.S. attend community colleges.

The CC system—numbering more than 1,100 schools—emerged as a way to get skilled job training, and as a path for students not ready for f...

Jane Cady Wright, Aug 04, 2016

We are now Hanbury.

Today, we are proud to launch a new brand identity, an action that is very much a reflection of how we have grown as a firm. We have achieved a distinctive national and international position over almost four decades of practice, and that makes us unique among other regionally-scaled design firms. This distinct positio...

Co-curricular, Curricular, Planning
Buddy Hall, Oct 20, 2016

Defensible Space – Student Security on Campus

Higher education campuses have long been designed as open spaces that welcome students, faculty and community. Modern buildings also strive for openness.

Yet we all recognize that, in today’s world, securing campuses for emergencies, from natural disasters to active shooters or acts of terrorism, must also be considere...

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