New Center Creates Real-Life Simulations for Medical Students

By Audrey Arthur
(04/16/2014)
The new Health Simulation and Technology Center (HSTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) offers an array of advanced simulation technology to intricately replicate real-life situations and to prepare health care students and current health professionals.

Thermal Energy Storage Saves Energy, Costs for Schools

By Audrey Arthur
(04/16/2014)
Using innovative sustainable strategies, the thermal energy storage solutions of Calmac Manufacturing have proven to create big cost savings for school districts. The company recently released its case study of St. Lucie County School District, which previously had one of the highest energy costs per square foot of school districts in the state of Florida.

MSBA Approves Funding for New STEM Academy


(04/09/2014)
Officials from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) recently approved up to $37.3 million to support construction of the Dearborn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy. This move marked the MSBA’s first new school construction project in eleven years, and ended a seven-year school construction reimbursement moratorium.

UCSD Opens Collaborative Biomedical Research Facility


(04/02/2014)
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently opened a new $113 million Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility in La Jolla. The 196,000-square-foot building was designed to encourage collaboration between scientists in the region and worldwide.

AIA New England Recognizes Penn State Lab


(04/02/2014)
Penn State’s Eva J. Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies (Pell Lab), designed by Payette of Boston, has received the Honor Award for Design Excellence from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is the highest honor for projects designed by New England firms.

New Center at King’s College Lands AIA Award


(03/27/2014)
The $10.5 million King’s College Scandlon Health and Wellness Center, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, has received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Jurors particularly noted the building’s elegant and restrained composition, careful proportions, color pallet and material use, as well as its open nature.

Q&A: The Evolution of Innovation Centers

By Jessie Fetterling
(03/27/2014)
Perkins + Will, with a location in San Francisco, designed the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE), a global research community that comprises three mid-rise buildings and a high-rise tower, in Singapore. The project earned the architecture firm a Laboratory of the Year last year for its unconventional lab design.

FSU Completes New LEED Gold Honors Facility


(03/18/2014)
Florida State University (FSU) celebrated the formal dedication of its new Honors, Scholars and Fellows House on March. 6. The four-story, 37,000-square-foot annex in the heart of the FSU campus offers students an academically inspiring setting, and facilitates intellectual exchange among honors undergraduates, graduate students and fellows.

Davis Plans for Downtown University Gateway District

By Jessie Fetterling
(03/18/2014)
Plans for the 100-acre Downtown University Gateway District were presented to the Davis City Council on Feb. 11. It would combine the development of three different properties that would include high-density housing; research facilities for the University of California, Davis; and shopping and entertainment for Davis citizens.

Yale’s School of Management Inspires Collaboration

By Jessie Fetterling
(03/11/2014)
Yale University opened the new 230,000-square-foot Edward P. Evans Hall on Jan. 9 for the School of Management. Situated at the northern end of the Yale University campus, the building’s modern design features a stunning glass façade that makes it an architectural landmark for the university. The new hall reflects the School of Management’s new integrated curriculum for business school education, combining teaching facilities with inspiring social spaces.