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September 5, 2013
September has arrived and that signals the end of summer and beginning of the new school year. For a little fun learning before the tough stuff starts, follow along as we take a look back over five articles from the Dwell archives highlighting the evolution of dormitory design and how big name designers and the sustainability movement have contributed.

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that will give students good reasons to relish the return of the school year.

Originally appeared in Back To School Special
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MANAGING SPACE

British architects Foster + Partners have revealed their "expansive" new design for the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.

Originally appeared in Managing Space
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GREEN DORM DESIGN

Today's students are getting high end dorms designed by big name architects who are committed to building sustainably and building green.

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McMurtry, Duncan, Baker, and Will Rices Colleges at Rice University

DEAN’S LIST DORMS ACROSS AMERICA

The factory-line model is out for student housing; in its place, thoughtful solutions for community living engender enthusiasm for higher education and respect for a greener future.

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Originally appeared in Dean’s List Dorms Across America
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The second dining level, which is better-lit and boasts a view of the Charles River and a ceiling detailed with maple slats.

"I LIVE IN AN ALVAR AALTO"

Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic. As school gets underway, 300 students every year at MIT have the chance to sleep, eat, study, and play within the walls of this mid-century modernist masterpiece.

Originally appeared in "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"
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kieren timberlake west campus cornell

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that will give students good reasons to relish the return of the school year.

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