Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the importance of university architecture. It is intended as a guide to designers, to those who manage the estate we call the campus, and as an inspiration to students and academic staff. With nearly 40 per cent of school leavers attending university, the campus can influence the outlook of tomorrow's decision makers to the benefit of architecture and society at large.
Table of Contents
The Campus. Academic Mission and Campus Planning. Masterplans or Development Frameworks. Picturesque Enclosure Versus Rational Planning. Practical Problems. Sustainable Development and the Campus. Crime, Politics and the University Campus. Buildings. Library and Learning Resource Centres. Laboratories and Research Buildings. Special Function: Special Forms. Art, Design and Music Departments. General Teaching Accommodation. Student Housing. Conclusions. Why Does the Campus Matter? Bibliography. Index
'It should be on the reading list of estates and vice-chancellor. The author is an enthusiast with an erudite and accessible manner, who dissects a huge subject area with chapters on mission, masterplan, sustainability, crime and politics.' - The Times Higher Educational Supplement