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Jul 26, 2017

The Must-See Part of a Facility? The Place that Shows off a Program’s Strengths

College recruiting isn’t a science. No school is the same. Teenagers are fickle, and some will say they base their college decisions based on feel rather than cold, hard data. Trying to steer prospective … Read more

Jul 20, 2017

USC’s All-American Walk Moves New Class of Trojan Greats

Four years ago, star USC receiver Marqise Lee taught us a lesson about tradition and inspiration. On his walkpath from the locker room to the practice field, he passed by the All-American plaques of … Read more

Jul 19, 2017

Designing a Comforting Facility for Former Athletes at Tulane

With a highly specific audience and mission, Tulane’s Institute for Sports Medicine presented Advent a number of unique design and branding challenges. The Institute is one of a few facilities in the country that … Read more

Jul 10, 2017

Transforming Coal into a Diamond of Tradition at West Virginia

University traditions run deep. Intertwined with local lore, with the victories of days past and historic figures, they become integral to a school’s identity. When West Virginia University tapped Advent to rejuvenate Milan Puskar … Read more

Jul 5, 2017

Advent Designs Vehicles That Move People (Maybe)

Our purpose statement is that Advent Designs Experiences that Move People. In September, some of our team will give that a literal interpretation. Advent will enter a team in the Red Bull Flugtag competition … Read more

Jun 13, 2017

Making it Fun at Advent During Spring-Summer 2017

The spring and summer are the busy season around Advent as schools and teams across the country look to have facilities ready for a new crop of students and athletes. That doesn’t mean that … Read more

Jun 6, 2017

Video: How a Campus Shapes Narrative for New Students … and Why it’s So Critical

When students explain what drives their college choice, there’s little reason to doubt what some studies show are their main motivations. The quality of the faculty, safety of the campus, value of the education … Read more

May 30, 2017

Football Players and Cheerleaders Aren’t the Only Workout Warriors at Cowboys FIT

The Star in Frisco is an NFL team headquarters, a high school football complex for a city and a football museum. Now, it’s the local gym. The Dallas Cowboys last week opened Cowboys FIT, … Read more

May 17, 2017

5 Lessons from these State-of-the-Art Academic Facilities

How does a dormitory, a law school or science building become more than a piece of a college campus? How do they transform into active learning environments? A dean or faculty can communicate that … Read more

May 8, 2017

Successful Rebrands Focus on Stories and Experiences, not Logos and Colors

For sports teams, weathering wins and losses comes with the territory. Weathering a rebrand is a different beast. After months or years of focus groups, interviews, concepts and revisions, an organization unveils new colors, … Read more

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