The University of Michigan has plans to spend millions of dollars for several construction and renovation projects in the coming years that include modernizing facilities to allow for the most advanced educational methods and comforts for students, staff and faculty.
A new project is underway at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in Augusta. Construction of the new, four-story, 172,000-square-foot J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons will provide needed space for the growing Georgia university and will serve dentistry, medical and nursing students.
Complementary lighting of an educational facility can provide a stimulating workspace for students while highlighting positive design choices. With schools giving more focus on operational costs, green lighting choices are proving to be a most cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.
Ohio State University recently named Cincinnati-based Messer Construction Co. as contractor and HKS Inc. as the architectural firm that will lead the revitalization of the campus’ North Residential District to accommodate 3,200 new beds, two new dining facilities and recreation facilities.
At 21 stories high, the James A. Rhodes Tower on the campus of Cleveland State University is the second tallest educationally-purposed building in the United States. The 500,000-square-foot steel skyscraper in downtown Cleveland, Ohio houses the university’s four-floor main library, academic offices and the mechanical room.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a $32.5 million project that will expand and modernize its recreation center on campus. Los Angeles-based general contractor C.W. Driver has recently started construction on the new student recreation center, which involves 9,000 square feet of renovations to the existing recreation center and more than 80,000 square feet of new construction in order to expand its offerings to the university community.
Set to be equipped with facilities to support careers from cosmetology to construction, the Pasadena Independent School District recently broke ground on the 246,000-square-foot Career and Technology High School (CTE).