There are many constants when designing a building, regardless of the end user. These include space layout, aesthetics, function, cost, and durability. Designing for a university use has some differentiators, though. The list below culminates Schmidt Associates 10 Commandments for University Design.
Overall, designing for a university takes a lot of collaboration between the design team, the university, the department, and the end users. Take the time to listen to everyone’s needs and find a way to differentiate the wants vs. the needs for incorporation into the structure.