Few would argue that one aspect of good design is that it is long lasting. Unlike fashionable design, good design lasts many years—even in today’s throwaway society. In its recent Design for Decades initiative, the American Institute of Architects invited its members to submit examples of their best design projects--including small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape, and urban design projects--and received an overwhelming response. Each we'll feature a selection of these projects. As you'll see, these projects by AIA members serve as a snapshot in time that can be viewed by future generations of architects and demonstrate the lasting value of design. We begin our feature with some of the finest educational facilities designed by AIA members.