Student Housing Trends
Building Systems: Rethinking the Rain Screen
Applying traditional details to modern materials
As CCRCs incorporate new architectural materials, such as fiber cement panels to achieve a modern façade, operational building issues such as moisture infiltration become a more pressing concern. To maintain efficiency and functionality, manufacturers are starting to recommend the use of rain screen techniques in their installation manuals and typical details.
Rain screen systems, also referred... Read more...
Steve Ketterhagen Receives a 2012 Award for Excellence from Hunzinger
Hunzinger Construction Company is committed to a high standard for quality craftsmanship. Through its Total Quality Management program called Q3 (“Q cubed”), Hunzinger promotes the idea of “Do the right thing.” This program recognizes clients, subcontractors/suppliers and employees as the three critical elements that drive the success of all projects. Hunzinger celebrates these successes and key team members through an annual awards program.
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Steve Alexander Reflects on 20 Years of AG Service
It strikes me that one thing a service-oriented company such as an architectural firm should have as part of their core business philosophy is a solid reputation for exceptional service. It is expected that we should provide aesthetically pleasing designs and functional plans that meet the client’s unique program. Likewise, we believe clients should expect and receive a high level of service and responsiveness.
- Service means being responsive t... Read more...
Carroll University Expands its Student Housing Options
AG Architecture is working with Carroll University and Clysmic Properties, LLC on Phase III of a student housing project. This new building will add to the student housing options on campus and include a first floor retail component. Construction is anticipated to being in September 2012.... Read more...
Amenities Provide a Competitive Advantage and Enhance the Student Life Experience
Interested in trends in student housing?
This CNBC article http://www.cnbc.com touches on trends found in some newly developed projects at private west coast campuses and how competitive some of these universities have become in creating amenities to attract new students. While many of the amenities highlighted at these projects, such as a maid service, will likely not make it beyond these top-tier schools, other items such as LEED certification, improved common area spaces and options... Read more...
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