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ERIC Number: ED082601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 4
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College Housing and Community Design.
Striner, Erma B.
Planning for Higher Education, v2:2/5 n3 Jun 1973
Student rejection of traditional campus residence halls in favor of apartment-style living has left colleges and universities with a variety of problems. Research into student preferences has produced some basic requirements: privacy, - interaction, territory, security, safety, a sense of identity, a sense of belonging, and a sense of responsibility for the environment. These requirements have led to changes in the physical design of new residential buildings and to major renovations of existing dormitories. Some changes include space for spontaneous activities, space of pedestrians and cyclists, and good accessibility of services. Concern has been shown for the number of housing units in each campus neighborhood, the number of students per unit, and the number of people per acre. Building entrances should be oriented to the campus center wherever possible. In renovation projects, care should be taken to preserve the character of the original design. Examples of residence hall innovations are presented including those of Bowie State College, Lawrence University, University of Denver, Calem State College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and California State College at Humboldt. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Society for Coll. and Univ. Planning, New York, NY.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.