Residential Common Spaces that Really Work

Nugent, Julia
October 2012
Planning for Higher Education;Oct-Dec2012, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p234
Academic Journal
The article offers author's insight on the residential common space design of university campuses in Massachusetts. The author cites the attributes evaluation of residential buildings conducted by Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) including its proximity spaces, ownership of space, and furniture used. She states that the design spaces of residential buildings should focus and support the personal, social and academic development of students.


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