B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.

Publications

March 23, 2016
Micro Units for Today’s Urban Student 

July 15, 2015
It Takes a Village 

February 18, 2015
Confident Change Amidst a Dynamic Reality: The Value of Vision-Based Planning 

December 1, 2014
Planning Housing for International Students 

November 21, 2013
Sharpen Your Focus: How to Run Successful Focus Groups 

September 23, 2013
Assessing the True Cost of Student Housing for Community Colleges 

November 1, 2012
Limit the Impact: Build Only What You Need 

October 19, 2012
Two Campus Housing Master Plans, One Planning Process 

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

January 1, 2010
Facilities Funding Thaws 

August 1, 2008
Top 10 Auxiliary Services Trends for 2008 

October 1, 2007
Key Ingredients of a Business Plan 

December 1, 2006
What Happens When the President's Vision & Financial Realities Collide? 

August 1, 2006
Expanding Campus Housing Options 

February 1, 2006
12 Tips for Writing a Successful RFP 

March 1, 2004
Should You Restructure the Business Enterprise? 

December 1, 2003
Restructuring University Business Enterprises 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

August 1, 1999
A Comprehensive Approach to Planning Student Housing: One University's Look at Demolition, Renovation, New Construction and Privatization 

Presentations

March 7, 2017
SMPS - Higher Education Panel Discussion 

Kim Martin participated in a panel discussion at the Society for Marketing Professional Services - Columbus meeting regarding the changing landscape of higher education  institutions.

March 7, 2017
P3 Operations - Institution Vision vs. Partner Control 

Presented by Eric Bram at the 2017 Southeastern Association of Housing Officers.

July 10, 2016
Public Private Partnerships (PPP): A Snapshot into Experience 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Peter Isaac at the 2016 ACUHO-I Annual Conference.

July 10, 2016
P3 Isn’t Always the Best Option 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and Ryan Jensen at the 2016 ACUHO-I Annual Conference.

October 6, 2015
Planning Essentials for Community College Student Housing 

Presented by Kim Martin and Richard Rieth at the 2015 SCUP North Central Regional Conference.

July 13, 2015
Evaluating and Selecting the Right Alternative Capital Project Delivery Method 

Presented by Jeffrey Turner, Jane Harris, Tara Saunders, Don Sundgren, Kate Meyer, and Gay Perez at the 2015 SCUP Annual International Conference

July 8, 2015
Three Public Universities Find Different Answers to Capital Project Delivery 

Presented by Peter Isaac, Jane Harris, Tara Saunders, Don Sundgren, and Kate Meyer at the 2015 SCUP Annual International Conference.

June 30, 2015
Designing Community: Progressive Housing, "Pods," & Other National Trends 

Presented by Chet Roach, Stuart Miller, and Jackson Kane at the 2015 ACUHO-I Conference.

June 30, 2015
Keeping Housing Affordable: Alternative Financing Through Non-Traditional Funding 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Erik Wishneff, and Henry Velez at the 2015 ACUHO-I Conference.

June 2, 2015
Strategic Planning for Student Housing 

Presented by Katie Karp at the 2014 SEAHO Conference.

June 1, 2015
Planning 201: Housing & Residence Life 

Presented by Brad Noyes at ACUHO-I's 2015 National Housing Training Institute.

March 18, 2015
Student Housing Panel Discussion 

Moderated by Brad Noyes at the 2015 Bisnow Atlanta Student Housing Summit.

February 25, 2015
Designing Community: Progressive Housing, "Pods," & Other National Trends 

Presented by Chet Roach, Stuart Miller, and Jackson Kane at the 2015 SEAHO Conference.

October 24, 2014
Designing Community: Progressive Housing, "Pods," & Other National Trends 

Presented by Chet Roach, Stuart Miller, and Joe Greco at the 2014 Georgia Housing Officers Conference.

October 22, 2014
Three Public Universities Find Different Answers to Capital Project Delivery 

Moderated by Brad Noyes at the 2014 SCUP South Conference.

June 30, 2014
Investing in the Student Life Experience: Northwestern University Residential Services Master Plan 

Presented by Greg Wachalski, Daniel Durack, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Paul Riel, and Jordan Gatewood at the 2014 ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition.

June 19, 2014
Creating a Northwestern Experience: Revitalizing Student Life Through Auxiliary Services 

Presented by Greg Wachalski, Daniel Durack, and Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at the 2014 NACAS Central Conference.

June 13, 2014
Planning 201: Housing & Residence Life 

Presented by Brad Noyes at ACUHO-I's 2014 National Housing Training Institute.

June 10, 2014
Implementing a Phased Housing Strategic Plan for a Residential College Campus 

Presented by Katie Karp at the 2014 SEAHO Conference.

February 20, 2014
Achieving Vision in a New Financial Climate 

Presented by Joe Winters, Eric Bram, Norb Dunkel, and Adrienne Frame at the 2014 SEAHO Conference.

November 13, 2013
Managing On-Campus Housing:  A 360 Degree Look at Management & Operations, including Hybrid Management Between Private Developer/Manager and University/College 

Panel Moderated by Chet Roach at the InterFace Student Housing Conference.

October 7, 2013
Building Community Through Student Housing 

Presented by Joe Winters at the 2013 TACUHO Annual Conference.

September 18, 2013
Town-Gown Survey 2013: An Update and Overview 

Presented by Jason Thompson, Kirsten Freiberger, and Beth Bagwell at the 2013 Michigan Municipal League Conference.

September 9, 2013
State of the Student Housing Market: ANalysis of Market Fundamentals Around the Nation and the Northeast 

Presented by Sam Jung at the 2013 CapRate Events Student Housing & Multifamily Alternatives Investment Summit.

June 13, 2013
The Affordable Student Housing Challenge 

Presented by Kim Martin at the 2013 SCUP North Central One-Day Conference.

June 7, 2013
Planning for Housing & Residence Life 

Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2013 National Housing Training Institute.

April 29, 2013
From Dream to Reality: Public/Private Partnerships 

Presented by Kim Martin and Richard Rieth at the 2013 OACUBO Conference.

February 14, 2013
Sources & Methods of Project Funding 

Presented by Brad Noyes to the 2013 North Carolina State Building Commission.

October 24, 2012
State of the Off-Campus Development Market 

Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2012 Student Housing Business Operations Exchange.

October 2, 2012
The True Cost of Student Housing 

Presented by Craig Levin and Matt Bohannon at the 2012 Community College Business Officers Annual Conference.

June 15, 2012
Collaborative University Partnerships: Planning for Future Campus Capital Projects in a Challenging Economic Environment 

Presented by Katie Karp and Ryan Conway at the 2012 ITGA Conference.

June 8, 2012
The College of Saint Rose: Planning, Implementing & Marketing Your Campus Housing Vision 

Presented by Katie Karp and Jennifer Richardson at the 2012 NEACUHO Conference.

May 16, 2012
Clemson University — Student Affairs Master Plan 

Presented by Katie Karp at the 2012 SCUP Southern Symposium.

April 23, 2012
Integrated Student Housing Master Planning 

Presented by Kim Martin and Julie Skolnicki at the 2012 OACUBO Conference.

March 23, 2012
Discussion Panel — Universities 

Discussion panel hosted by Brad Noyes at the 2012 SCUP Southern Symposium.

February 17, 2012
Achieving Strategic Housing Objectives Through Master Planning 

Presented by Ryan Jensen, Joe Winters, Alicia Browne, Steven Hood, and Val Sample at the 2012 SEAHO Annual Conference.

January 20, 2012
To P3, or Not to P3, Understanding the Question 

Presented by Peter Isaac and Sam Jung at the 2012 Academic Impressions Conference.

November 18, 2011
The New Arms Race in Higher Education : The Impact of Hotel Quality Rooms, Gourmet Food, and World-Class Gyms and Spas 

Presented by Jim Carruthers at the 2011 APLU (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities) Conference.

October 17, 2011
Think Big, Plan, Then Implement: Housing Master Plan Success Stories 

Presented by Peter Isaac at the 2011 Academic Impressions Conference.

September 15, 2011
Student Housing Panel Discussion 

Panel participant: Paul Brailsford at the 2011 Biznow Student Housing Summit.

July 28, 2011
Emerging Trends & Innovative Responses 

Presented by Craig Levin, Claudia Scotty, and Hank Colker at the 2011 ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition.

July 16, 2011
Advancing the Mission and the Bottom Line: Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Housing 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey, Tom Calhoun, and Bill Quinby at the 2011 NACUBO Annual Conference.

June 17, 2011
Planning for Housing & Residence Life 

Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2011 National Housing Training Institute.

June 1, 2011
Lewisburg Core Community Initiatives: Connecting the Borough of Lewisburg & Bucknell University Through Strategic Real Estate Development 

Presented by Beth Penfield and Ryan Conway at the 2011 International Town and Gown Association Conference.

November 8, 2010
Emerging Trends and Current Issues in Auxiliary Services 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jeff Sessine, Claudia Scotty, Rick Thomas, Loren Rullman, and Mitch Kilcrease at the 2010 NACAS Conference.

November 1, 2010
Refreshing Student Housing at Miami (Ohio): Master Planning for Phased Upgrades 

Presented by Kim Martin, Robert Bell Jr., Robert Brown, and Michael Battoclette at the 2010 SCUP North Central Regional Conference.

October 16, 2010
The Facilities Cafe: Diverse Project Delivery Is the New Realty 

Presented by Brad Noyes, Brad Reid, Brent Jeffcoat, Ken Leonczyk, and Bob Gunn at the 2010 SCUP Southern Regional Conference.

October 15, 2010
Delivery Methods for Your Project: What Makes the Most Sense in this Turbulent Construction 

Presented by Brad Noyes at the 2010 ACUHO-I / APPA Housing Facilities Conference.

October 14, 2010
Renovate or Replace . . .The Process of Long-Range Planning for Mid-Century Buildings 

Presented by Brad Noyes and Jeffrey Juliano at the 2010 ACUHO-I / APPA Housing Facilities Conference.

September 27, 2010
Partnering to Meet University and Community Real Estate Needs 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and Tim Reed at the 2010 IEDC Conference.

June 19, 2010
Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive, Sustainable Student Housing Master Plan 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Hank Colker at the 2010 ACUHO-I Conference.

May 22, 2010
An Industry Overview 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2010 Interface Student Housing Real Estate Conference.

May 8, 2010
Refreshing Student Housing at Miami (Ohio): Master Planning for Phased Upgrades 

Presented by Kim Martin, Michael Battoclette, Robert Bell Jr., and Christopher Hill at the 2010 No Name Conference.

March 15, 2010
What Happened? The Significant Impact of Recent Changes in Capital Markets on Construction of Higher Ed Facilities 

Presented by Brad Noyes for BJAC U in 2010.

March 8, 2010
Responding to Economic Challenges While Planning for Success 

Presented by Katie Karp, Kevin Keegan, and Michael Shonrock at the 2010 NASPA Conference.

November 14, 2009
Responding to Economic Challenges While Planning for Success 

Presented by Matt Bohannon at the 2009 NACAS Conference.

October 5, 2009
A Comprehensive Approach to Housing Master Planning 

Presented by Kim Martin and Andrea Depinet at the 2009 ACUHO-I Business Operations Conference.

September 22, 2009
Enrollment Trends and Future Student Housing Opportunities 

Presented by Craig Levin and Chris Harness at the 2009 NMHC Student Housing Conference.

June 29, 2009
The Current State of Public-Private Partnerships: Does It Make More or Less Sense in These Turbulent Financial Times? 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Sam Jung, Pat Mielke, and Joanie Millane at the 2009 ACUHO-I Conference.

April 17, 2009
Park Point at RIT 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Tom George, Kevin Wilmot, and Janine von Juergensonn at the 2009 IPED Higher Education & Real Estate Conference.

January 6, 2009
Construction Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Bart Hall in 2009 to the University of West Florida Construction Management Program.

November 15, 2008
The University Tower as a Tower of Strength 

Presented by Paul Brailsford in 2008 at the National Press Club, hosted by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.

November 7, 2008
Clemson University Student Affairs and Housing Master Plan 

Presented by Katie Karp, Peter Knudsen, and Ken Gallaugher at the 2008 SCUP Conference.

November 4, 2008
How to Keep Your Construction Project on Track in Challenging Economic Times 

Presented by Bart Hall, Carolyn Farley, and Mitch Kilcrease at the 2008 NACAS Conference.

November 3, 2008
Best-Laid Plans for the Worst-Case Scenario: Essential Components of an All-Hazards Plan for Your Auxiliary Facilities 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Loren Rullman, and Deborah Schmidt-Rogers at the 2008 NACAS Conference.

April 17, 2008
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2008 IPEDS Conference.

October 4, 2007
What's on the Horizon? Explore Issues Within the Industry That Are Expected to Affect the Models and Structures of These Partnerships 

Panel participant: Paul Brailsford at the 2007 NACUBO Conference.

June 29, 2007
The Dynamics of Institutional Leaders Participating in the Long-Range Planning Process for Housing and Residence Life Programs 

Presented by Greg Wachalski and James McMahon at the 2007 ACUHO-I Conference.

May 23, 2007
Project Delivery Methods 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 Forum on Higher Education Project Delivery Alternatives.

April 11, 2007
Essentials of Partnering: Process, Process, Process 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2007 NACUBO Conference: Public-Private Partnerships for Facilities.

April 3, 2007
Avoiding the School of Hard Knocks: Acquiring the Essential Skills You'll Need to Become a Successful Chief Student Affairs Officer 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Jim Doyle, and Evelyn McDonald at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA Conference.

April 2, 2007
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Robert Dickey at the 2007 IPEDS Conference.

January 24, 2007
Defining Green Design for Your Residential Community 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 2007 NACAS East Conference.

October 16, 2006
Improving Your Auxiliary Operation's Performance and Leverage Through Integrated Business Planning 

Presented by Kevin Keegan, Rick Thomas, and Loren Rullman at the 2006 NACAS Conference.

July 10, 2006
Effectively Marketing & Branding Your Housing Operation 

Presented by Michael Berger, Janie Shay Davis, and Tom Tiberi at the 2006 ACUHO-I Conference.

March 26, 2006
Outsourcing Strategies: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen! 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2006 NACUBO Conference.

January 24, 2006
Union College, Creating the Minerva House System 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 2006 NACAS Conference.

January 24, 2005
Planning and Design Strategies that Create Successful Living Learning Communities 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 2005 ACUHO-I Conference.

December 10, 2004
Privatized Student Housing: Why Make It Happen? How to Make It Happen! 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2004 ACUHO-I/APPA Conference.

June 22, 2004
Role of Fitness Facilities in Student Housing Planning and Operations 

Presented by Ann Drummie, Brian Hanlon, and Levester Johnson at the 2004 ACUHO-I Conference.

January 24, 2004
Courageous, Heartfelt and Wise Strategies for Design of First-Year Housing 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 2004 ACUHO-I Conference.

June 17, 2003
Improving Campus Life at Your Institution 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Pat Brown, and Hank Colker at the 2003 NACAS East Conference.

May 3, 2003
Project Delivery Methods vs. Intended Outcomes. What's Right for Your Project? 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Brian Hanlon, and Craig Thompson at the 2003 ACUHO-I Conference.

July 27, 2001
Theory and Praxis: Planning Student-Centered Facilities 

Presented by Paul Brailsford, Jim Carruthers, Claudia Scotty, and Niraj Dangoria at the 2001 SCUP Conference.

October 5, 2000
A New Operating Paradigm for Housing: Residents as Preferred Customers 

Presented by Jeff Turner, Heidi Kaplan, and Michael Griffel at the 2000 ACUHO-I Conference.

September 18, 2000
Market Analysis and Financial Pro Formas 

Presented by Jeff Turner and Heidi Kaplan at the 2000 NACAS / ACUHO Housing Symposium.

August 1, 2000
Student Housing: 2000 and Beyond 

Presented by Paul Brailsford at the 2000 NACUBO Conference.

January 24, 2000
The Role of Student Life on Campus 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the Walker Art Center.

January 25, 1999
Student Housing – Privatization, Challenges and Opportunities 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1999 ACUHO-I Conference.

January 25, 1998
Architectural Program and Budget Development 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1998 ACUHO-I/NACAS "Renovation and Construction of Campus Housing" Symposium.

January 24, 1998
Project Goal Setting, Program Development and Assessment 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1998 ACUHO-I/NACAS "Renovation and Construction of Campus Housing" Symposium.

May 14, 1996
A Market-Driven Approach to Renovation and New Construction of Student Housing for the 21st Century 

Presented by Kevin Keegan at the 1996 NACAS Conference.

January 24, 1996
Catalysts for Change – Residential Life Master Planning 

Presented by Alan Resnick at the 1996 ACUHO-I Conference.

News

March 28, 2016
Campus Life Survey gathers student opinion for Master Plan 

"...CMU leaders and B&D will consider trends and the best practices regarding student life facilities..."Download

February 19, 2016
Consultant Recommends New Dorm for Upper-Class UVa Students 

A national real-estate firm has recommended that the University of Virginia consider building a 300-bedroom apartment complex to house upper-class students at a site just south of Central Ground.Download

February 14, 2016
Wayne State University to Add Housing 

...Washington, D.C.-based Brailsford & Dunlavey Inc. is consulting with the university on the project....Download

January 13, 2016
Study: Strong Demand for Additional Student Housing at Wichita State 

...The university on Wednesday released the findings of a Brailsford & Dunlavey study that evaluated the feasibility of adding additional on-campus housing at WSU.Download

November 5, 2015
TWU Eyes New Housing Options on Campus 

. . . The university has been working with consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey since September to help officials define the priorities for new housing and analyze what the university can afford.Download

November 5, 2015
BOG Committee Ppproves Andros Village 

. . . The B&D report found that the university’s housing need would be approximately 6,000 beds in
the Fall of 2017.Download

October 10, 2015
New Dorms: Florida Universities Building Plusher Digs to Lure Students 

A 2014 study by the program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey found . . .Download

June 19, 2015
LSU Nicholson Gateway Project Moving Forward, Developer to Be Selected This Fall 

The master developer for LSU’s Nicholson Gateway Project--a mixed-use retail and residential project that will be developed on 28 acres along Nicholson Drive between Skip Bertman Drive and West Chimes Street—could be chosen by late fall, according to a timeline for the project being presented this morning to the LSU Board of Supervisors.Download

May 22, 2015
Orange Coast College Aims to Open On-campus Dorms by Fall 2019 

Orange Coast College aims to build and open dorms by fall 2019 as part of a larger project that could make the school the only community college in Southern California to provide on-campus student housing.Download

March 1, 2015
Northwestern’s Master Plan 

Northwestern University’s Dr. Paul Riel tells us about the university’s new comprehensive master plan, which will upgrade housing at the private college.Download

October 31, 2014
Housing, a Long-Awaited Update 

With thousands of students providing input, years of preparation, and hundreds of hours of planning, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, along with the Division of Student Development, has officially announced that SLU’s campus is getting a face-lift.Download

October 16, 2014
Terra Looking at New Housing 

President Jerome Webster told Terra State Community College’s board Wednesday the school is interested in building an on-campus housing/retail complex that could house up to 200 students in its initial phase.Download

July 14, 2014
Case Study: Masonvale at Virginia’s George Mason University 

June 20, 2014
Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence — Roosevelt University: Wabash Building 

January 25, 2014
St. Charles Community College May Add Student Housing 

On-campus housing could be coming to St. Charles Community College.Download

November 1, 2013
Pace Breaks Ground on $150 Million Satellite Campus Revitalization 

Pace University has broken ground on a $150 million revitalization of the school's Pleasantville campus.Download

May 23, 2013
UMass Boston builds support for on-campus housing 

At UMass Boston, support for on-campus dorms is growing, according to preliminary data released by the university.Download

March 19, 2013
Student Housing at CGCC Unlikely for Now 

Columbia-Greene Community College has been pondering the idea of on-campus student housing for about 10 years, and at Monday’s board of trustees meeting, they got an answer: not now.Download

February 27, 2013
Terra Board Looks at Preliminary Housing and Retail Assessment 

With its current enrollment numbers, Terra State Community College could support 400 student housing units and 7,500 to 10,000 square feet of retail space if the college’s board of trustees decided to move forward with construction of an on-campus student village.Download

December 6, 2012
Terra Board Looking at Early Study About Housing and Retail 

In conjunction with its Vision 2016 strategic plan, Terra State Community College is taking a preliminary look at future on-campus housing and retail possibilities located in a "Terra Village" through a new market study.Download

November 8, 2012
Residential Services Hires Company to Create Housing Master Plan 

The University has hired a program management firm to help define the direction of on-campus housing for the next ten years.Download

October 2, 2012
Odum Village Housing Planned to Close by 2015 

UNC students looking to live in Odum Village apartments might not have the chance to do so after 2015.Download

October 1, 2012
Dorm-building Lessons From Gallaudet University 

Up until this school year, the dorms at Gallaudet University looked like dorms you could find anywhere in the country, with only slight hints that deaf students lived there.Download

September 30, 2012
Gallaudet University’s New Dorm Designed With Deaf Students in Mind 

Gallaudet University’s newest residence hall has many of the luxury perks that have become common in dorms across the country.Download

August 21, 2012
Yavapai College Board Mulls Dropping Student Housing 

As Prescott College students move into a brand-new housing complex across town, Yavapai College is thinking about getting out of the student housing business.Download

August 7, 2012
BCC Could Have Dorms in 2014 

Broome Community College could have its first dorms by the fall of 2014 — if there are no construction or financing delays.  “I’m an optimist,” said college President Kevin Drumm during the first of two meetings Tuesday on the prospect of dorms. He called the 2014 date the “ideal timeline.”Download

August 7, 2012
BCC Considering On-campus Housing 

It’s a growing trend across the state: Community colleges offering on-campus housing to students.  "Over 30 percent, closer to 40 percent of community colleges now have housing and I believe more than half are in the state of New York,” said Jeffrey Turner, Brailsford and Dunlavey Senior VP.Download

July 18, 2012
Re-envisioning Nicholson 

In five to six years, a trip down Nicholson Drive through the LSU campus could appear a bit different.Download

June 22, 2012
LCC Students Want Housing Near Campus 

A recent study indicated that Lewis and Clark Community College students are interested in having the option of student housing being available within walking distance of campus.Download

April 4, 2012
OU Housing and Food Initiative Seeking Sooners’ Opinions 

OU Housing and Food Services administrators have begun a new initiative intended to help students influence the department’s future projects.Download

March 9, 2012
ESU Project Begins With Closing Apartment Complex 

Emporia State University plans to close its ESU Apartments at 1201 Triplett Drive at the end of the summer semester as part of a multimillion-dollar project that will upgrade and renovate its residence hall offerings and move the residential living program closer to the main campus.Download

December 5, 2011
Report on Emporia State University Housing Is Under Study 

A consultant’s report on Emporia State University’s student housing has been accepted and is currently under review by university staff, according to ESU Interim President Ed Flentje.Download

September 18, 2011
Campus Greenlights Five Dorm Demolitions 

A committee of USC’s board of trustees gave approval to a $200 million long-term housing plan that would erect several new residence halls, demolish several others and increase on-campus beds by 1,173.Download

September 16, 2011
$191 Million Plan Would Overhaul USC Housing 

The University of South Carolina is considering a $191-million dormitory construction and renovation plan that would tear down several residence halls, build more and fix up others over the next decade.Download

June 23, 2011
NMSU Regents Adopt Housing Master Plan in Las Cruces 

At a regular meeting Thursday, June 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents adopted a master plan for housing at the university.Download

February 2, 2011
Absolutely Terrific 

Brailsford & Dunlavey CEO Paul Brailsford (his firm has worked for over 18 years with 200 colleges) recommends exploring markets with high barriers to entry—or risk oversupply—and says to remember that each school has different policies and off-campus markets.Download

May 10, 2010
Northern Iowa to Build Apartment-Style Housing 

The University of Northern Iowa expects to break ground this fall on the first of three potential phases of a $64 million apartment-style housing project.Download

April 21, 2010
BVU Ponders Makeover for Pierce, White Halls 

Washington, D.C. campus life consultants Brailsford & Dunlavey recently hosted a focus group with 12 student respresentatives from freshmen to seniors to examine campus life at BVU and specifically to discuss the older residence halls, Pierce and White.Download

April 16, 2010
Renovations Being Discussed for Campus 

On Thursday, April 15, Brailsford & Dunlavey held the first of many focus groups involving students. This company met with 12 students ranging from first-years to seniors.Download

April 11, 2010
University Plans to Add 1,000 Beds, Expand Housing Options 

University Architect Jerry Gager said the Nebraska Parking Lot is one of many locations under consideration for the expansion of AU’s housing options.Download

April 6, 2010
Mansfield University to Build New Dorm 

Mansfield University on Tuesday announced plans to build a new residence hall on campus, with an opening scheduled for the fall 2011 semester.Download

March 31, 2010
The Case for Traditional On-Campus Housing 

Universities around the United States are choosing to build apartment-style on-campus housing instead of traditional residence halls.  This trend began on some campuses as a way to compete with private-sector housing off campus.Download

March 16, 2010
Balfour Beatty to Develop, Manage FAU Housing 

Balfour Beatty Capital Group has entered into a public-private partnership with Florida Atlantic University to develop and manage on-campus student housing at the Boca Raton school's main campus.Download

March 4, 2010
UMass Surveys Students on Dorms 

UMass-Boston officials took another step closer to bringing dorms to Columbia Point, blasting out a survey to students to gauge interest in campus housing. Administered by the independent consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey, the survey started on Friday and closes today.Download

March 1, 2010
Building the Brand 

To accommodate a record surge in student enrollment and its own ambitious growth plans, historic Young Harris College in mountainous northeast Georgia is aggressively building new facilities.Download

November 24, 2009
Roosevelt University to Construct 32-Story Building 

Officials at Roosevelt University are moving forward with a plan to build what they say would be the second-tallest university building in the nation. Construction on the 32-story, $110 million building is set to begin in February on the site of the old Herman Crown Center in the 400 block of South Wabash Avenue.Download

November 12, 2009
"Northwest Neighborhood" Proposed for SDSU 

South Dakota State University has posted a Northwest Quad Mixed-Used Development Feasibility Study on its Web site.Download

November 1, 2009
Construction Sale: 20 Percent Off 

If you have a backlog of deferred maintenance or a new building program ready to roll out, now's the time.Download

September 1, 2009
Spotlight: University of North Carolina-Wilmington 

The Wilmington branch of the University of North Carolina is participating in a trend that is turning into a standard for higher education facilities — the need for LEED certification. Seahawk Crossing, a residential community made up of four three-story buildings, will be the first LEED project on the campus.Download

June 4, 2009
More UWF Housing in 2010 

Come August 2010, about 250 more students will be able to live on campus at the University of West Florida.  UWF officials had a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning — despite a downpour — to celebrate the start of a five-story residence hall located west of Martin Hall, the campus' largest housing facility.Download

February 28, 2009
BGSU Residence Hall Upgrade Planned Over the Next 10 Years 

It seems likely that many millions of dollars will be invested over the next 10 years to upgrade and replace residence halls at Bowling Green State University. But before most of those projects begin, the university will complete a Residence Life and Dining Services Master Plan by the middle of the year.Download

October 1, 2008
The Summit at Queens College 

Administrators at Queens College of the City of University of New York, Flushing, knew they wanted to provide student housing, and they also knew that they did not want to undertake the effort alone.Download

April 15, 2008
Consulting Report Adds to University’s Decision Toward Housing 

In March, Brailsford & Dunlavey, the consulting firm that was called in to survey University of Michigan-Dearborn's student population about the perspective popularity of student housing, delivered their final report to UM-D.Download

April 1, 2008
What Does It Mean to Go Green? 

When people talk about green building, the term “LEED rating” usually bubbles to the surface: it’s a badge of honor for green construction projects.Download

March 24, 2008
U-M Mulls Adding Dorms 

University of Michigan-Dearborn officials are contemplating adding dormitory-style housing for up to 500 students near campus.Download

March 19, 2008
Student Housing in Dearborn? 

If early returns are any indication, downtown Dearborn could soon see an increase in an age range that could help the area continue to thrive.Download

March 1, 2008
Spotlight: Southern Maine Community College 

Southern Maine Community College has taken a modular approach to a modern residence hall design.Download

March 1, 2008
It's in the Details 

When you think about it, the title alone is pretty daunting: a master plan.Download

February 6, 2008
Dorm Makeover: Ashton, Briscoe and Forest Quads to Be Renovated 

After months of talks, the IU board of trustees announced Thursday they have approved a five-year plan to upgrade student housing.Download

January 28, 2008
University Seeking Input on Student Housing Plans 

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has begun to once again look into creating housing for its students.Download

January 15, 2008
Firm’s Report Deems Off-Campus Housing 'High Cost, Low Quality' 

As Ohio University students continue to dominate the Athens rental-housing market, a 2006 study released by the university indicated off-campus housing is strained with high demand, limited supply and poor quality.Download

November 15, 2007
OU Study Finds Local Rental Market Crowded, Low Quality 

Rental housing dominates Athens, and students dominate the rental-housing market, which is strained with high demand, limited supply and low quality, at least according to the 2006 Ohio University Off-Campus Housing Analysis.Download

November 8, 2007
OU Housing Study: New Apartments Needed to Absorb Enrollment Growth 

While Athens residents debate the need for new student-apartment projects and additional off-campus housing in the city, an Ohio University study states that several new apartment complexes are needed just to keep up with current enrollment projections.Download

August 1, 2007
The Urban Mixed-Use Campus 

The classic image of the college campus in the American imagination tends to be the Thomas Jefferson–designed University of Virginia, for example, or Stanford University, both with large lawns, flower gardens, and stately quads creating a place separate from the cities they inhabit.Download

March 6, 2007
U. to Build Apartments on Livingston Campus 

Rutgers University has filed a Request for Proposal to build one or two story style apartment buildings at the Livingston campus to house 800 to 1,000 students, said Joan Carbone, executive director of Residence Life.Download

October 8, 2006
Students' Focus at Va. Wesleyan Dormitory Is on Healthy Living 

Smithdeal Hall doesn't smell like broccoli.Download

July 20, 2006
COCC Plans Campus Center, Rehearsal Hall, Evaluates Student Housing 

The Central Oregon Community College Board had a busy agenda Wednesday, July 12.Download

July 12, 2006
College Hill Suites Set to Debut 

College Hill and Campus Living are primed to open up the new College Hill Suites for business in the coming weeks.Download

February 9, 2006
WMU 2006 Student Housing Survey Calls for Student Input 

Western Michigan University administrators are, once again, looking for a few good students to participate in the 2006 Student Housing Survey.Download

February 9, 2006
Housing Surveys Students 

The University enlisted the services of Brailsford & Dunlavey - a facility planning and program management firm - to devise a housing plan and conduct the survey with the goal of making on-campus living more attractive to students.Download

February 6, 2006
Master Plan Assesses Dorms 

Plans for improving residence halls are moving forward after months of preparation.Download

January 1, 2006
Master the Plan 

The title "master plan" certainly sounds imposing, as though it was an edict passed down from on high.Download

November 7, 2005
Further Details on the Apartment Village 

Butler University is currently constructing a $52 million upperclassmen apartment village and a fitness/health center.Download

August 25, 2005
Value Scores High on U. Houston Housing Poll 

A recent student housing survey found that value and amenities are the top concerns of students when it comes to on-campus housing.Download

July 5, 2005
Study Documents Student Needs, Wants 

UVa-Wise leaders have a valuable resource at their fingertips as they consider development of new housing and retail space - an extensive collection of student opinions and thoughts on local housing options.Download

June 30, 2005
Study Evaluates Housing Facilities, Options 

Finding off-campus housing is a difficult task for many University of Virginia's College at Wise students.Download

June 28, 2005
Focus Groups Provided Input on Student Housing 

A consulting firm gathered lots of opinions, thoughts and ideas from UVa-Wise students and staff as it analyzed housing demand and housing needs.Download

February 1, 2005
Study Seeking Campus Views 

Students may give their opinions on campus housing in an online survey through the end of the week.Download

January 21, 2005
Consultants Propose Mix of Dorms, Apartments and Townhomes: UND Eyes New Housing Plans 

Housing consultants are recommending UND build a mix of new residence halls, family apartments and town homes, mostly on the campus' west side, to meet demands of a growing student body with more modern living needs.Download

December 3, 2004
IUP's $250M Renovation Project a Go 

All 15 residence halls at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are pegged for demolition or renovation as part of a seven-year, $250 million on-campus housing plan announced Thursday.Download

November 12, 2004
Quad Residents Voice Distaste for Dorms 

About 25 students from the Quadrangle residence halls voiced their housing concerns Thursday in a focus group meant to collect input for future housing development on the UH campus.Download

October 6, 2004
The Subway School Plans a Dormitory 

City College, the subway school you went to on the D train while living at home with your parents, is about to get a dormitory.Download

September 28, 2004
CSI Eyes Campus Housing 

The College of Staten Island may become the second of the City University of New York's 19 academic institutions to have on-campus housing for students and faculty.Download

May 25, 2004
UW Officials Say Dorm Proposals Fill a Real Need 

Out-of-state students may benefit most from UW-Madison's plan to spend $110 million in the next four years building three new dorms, adding 845 beds by fall 2008.Download

January 14, 2003
Forum Audience Shows Enthusiasm for Campus Housing Plan at UM-D 

Campus housing at UM-D is a subject that has been on many minds lately.Download

May 3, 2002
Jardine Complex Under Review for Renovation 

Officials are considering replacing the Jardine Terrace Apartments to offer students more alternatives for on-campus housing, officials said.Download

April 15, 2002
BSU to Build Dorm, 175 Apts. 

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects--a residence hall and an apartment complex--that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.Download

September 1, 2001
Designer Dorms 

Student housing officials have to be forgiven if they indulge in a little nostalgia now and then.Download

March 23, 2001
UMKC Hires Company to Study Twin Oaks Option 

The University of Missouri-Kansas City's governing board on Thursday hired a consultant to study options for UMKC's Twin Oaks Apartments, but one board member questioned why the study was being done more than two years after the board bought the buildings.Download

October 12, 2000
Work Group Focuses on Housing Options 

Students, University administrators, faculty and architects from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) met and even took a tour last week to focus on new housing.Download

November 12, 1999
New Housing Will Force Students to Relocate 

Construction has begun on new student housing, and some Oklahoma State University students in University Apartments must move to make room.Download

September 7, 1998
Big Men on Campus Win Over New Fans 

Many colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.Download