Urbanizing The Campus

Corporate campuses of the 21st century, once traditionally suburban settings, are being transformed.
December 10, 2001, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Across America, corporate campuses are gaining favor again as companies seek to reduce expenses by downsizing their big-city offices in favor of less-expensive real estate in the suburbs. "As strange as it may sound, the urbanization of suburban projects has begun," says Jim Allen, senior vice president in the Chicago office of architecture firm RTKL. "Companies are starting to realize that totally unconnected, isolated office boxes sitting in cornfields are outdated and not very gratifying places to be. So developers are bringing in some urban lifestyle components." In short, businesses today are seeking the best of both worlds—a mix of urban and suburban development amenities. Editor's note: The full text of this article is only available to ULI members.

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Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 in Urban Land Magazine
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