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Shaping The City: Designing New Buildings On College Campuses

Universities are big land-owners in the D.C. region and many of them are building new facilities. Some schools are adding housing while others are putting up new academic buildings. We explore the town-grown tensions and economic pressures that influence design and construction on campus.

Innovative Architecture At College Campuses

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