David Vinson, PUPN staff writer, has a PhD in English with specializations in transatlantic literature and cultural studies. He is a committed scholar, teacher, husband, and dad. If you ever meet David, avoid the subject of soccer. His fandom borders on the truly obnoxious.

Duda|Paine Architects and the Design of Duke University’s Student Health and Wellness Center

Located in the east-central part of the Piedmont region along the Eno River, Durham, North Carolina, is a mid-sized city that functions as...  More

Kraus-Anderson and BWBR Architects Persistence and Team Spirit Amidst a Major Expansion of Gustavus Adolphus College’s Wellness and Activities Facility, the Lund Center

The scenic 350-acre grounds of Gustavus Adolphus College are located in the Minnesota River valley town of Saint Peter, Minnesota, which...  More

Campus-Based Green Maintenance and Automated Maintenance Technologies (part two)

The concept of a “hub” is central to the character and design of college campuses. In such an environment—whether imagined as an...  More

Campus-Based Green Maintenance & Automated Maintenance Technologies

Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of committed persons on and off campus, a shift is currently underway in how private universities...  More

Finding Inspiration with Sustainable Lighting Technologies

Few could capture light on canvas like Rembrandt. The 17th century Dutch artist was such a master of telling stories and evoking mood with...  More

Rethinking Residence Halls to Meet our Students’ Evolving Needs

Imagine you’re a high school senior in the mid-90s. You step into the guidance office, grab paper applications for your colleges of...  More

Lighting Technologies: Enhancing Aesthetics, Functionality, and Sustainability on Campus

A devoted cinephile likely knows Charles Laughton’s riveting and unforgettable The Night of the Hunter (1955), a film that manages to...  More

Keeping Outdoor Spaces Safe with Layers of Security

The development of security strategies is informed by certain key differences in the objectives of indoor versus outdoor security. Indoor...  More

Reaching Prospective Students with Landscape Design

A 2018 study (“The Significance of Campus Visitations to College Choice and Strategic Enrollment Management”) found that campus...  More