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American University Building Designs

Key US Educational Developments – Academic Higher Education Architecture Projects

post updated April 26, 2024

American University Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of American University Building Designs. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed US university building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the United States of America. The focus is on contemporary American educational buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of American University Building Designs selections with links to many individual project pages.

American University Buildings : news + major projects

American University Building Designs : news + key projects A-H (this page)

American University Architecture : key projects I-R

American University Architecture Designs : key projects S-Z

American University Building Design News

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Oct 8, 2012
Boston University Center for Student Services, MA
Design: Bruner/Cott, Architects and Planners
Boston University Center for Student Services - American University Building Designs
photo © Richard Mandelkorn
Boston University Center for Student Services
The LEED Gold registered Center for Student Services is Boston University’s new gateway to campus student life and services. The building reflects the University’s commitment to “providing students with comprehensive and seamless services”, in an environment that supports a mission of learning and creative development outside the classroom.

Feb 23, 2012
Global Vascular Institute, Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo, NY
Canon Design Architects
Buffalo Building American University Building Designs
photo from Brian Carter
Global Vascular Institute Building New York
This 10-story development is a major addition to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The Global Vascular Institute and Clinical & Transitional Research Center/Incubator is a joint venture between the University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health.

US University Building Designs

US Educational Building Designs, alphabetical:

Bard College, New York State
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Bard College American University Building Designs
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects

Brooklyn College, New York City
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Brooklyn College - American University Building Designs
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects

College of New Rochelle Building, NY
Design: ikon.5 architects
College of New Rochelle Building
photo © Peter Mauss/ESTO

Columbia University Extension, New York City
Columbia Manhattan Development - American University Building Designs
image from architect

Cornell University School of Architecture, New York State
Cornell University Milstein Hall
Milstein Hall photo by OMA

Harvard University Graduate Housing, Massachusetts
Harvard University Graduate Housing
image © Timothy Hursley, The Arkansas Office

Harvard University Building, Massachusetts
Harvard University Building
photo courtesy of SOM © ESTO/Anton Grassl

More American University Building Designs online soon

Location: USA

University of Iowa Arts Campus Arts Building
Design: Steven Holl Architects

University Buildings

US University Building Developments

Key American University Buildings, A-I, no images:

Aronoff Center for Design and Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Design: Eisenman Architects
Library, Theatre, Exhibition space, Studio space, Offices

Baruch College Academic Complex, New York City
Date built: 2000
Design: KPF

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
Date built: 2008
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Stantec Architecture

College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture – Addition, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date built: 1996
Design: Steven Holl Architects

Cooper Union Architecture School, New York City
Date built: 2006
Design: Morphosis Architecture

Cornell University – Performing Arts Center, Ithaca, New York State
Date built: 1988
Design: JSMWA with Wank Adam Slavin Associates

Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago, Illinois
Design: Mies van der Rohe Architect
Illinois Institute of Technology Building

Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California, San Diego, California

Design: Moshe Safdie Architects

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
Design: ShoP

Florida International University – Architecture Building, Miami, Florida
Date built: 2003
Design: Bernard Tschumi

Giesel Library – Underground Extension, University of California, San Diego, California

Design: Gunnar Birkerts with Carrier Johnson

Harvard Graduate Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date built: 1950
Design: Walter Gropius

Higgins Hall School of Architecture, Brooklyn, New York City
Date built: 1997
Design: Steven Holl Architects

Washington University Building

University Buildings

University Architecture

University Building Developments

Buildings / photos for the US University Building Designs page welcome