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ERIC Number: EJ831275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
Fusion Building: New Trend with Some Old Roots
Hamilton, Craig
Planning for Higher Education, v37 n2 p44-51 2009
The focus on the quality of a student's entire academic experience has led to a greater emphasis on student life activities and facilities. In response, many campuses are renovating, expanding, or creating new buildings that support student life. While many of these are traditional stand-alone student dormitories, dining facilities, unions, and recreational facilities, there are examples where these historically separate program elements have been combined in new mixed-use buildings, known as "fusion" facilities. This article examines some of the historical precedents of this phenomenon, gives relevant examples, and discusses advantages and disadvantages of this new building type. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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