Shining a Light on Campus Security

By Michael Zuidema
(05/21/2015)
From the more-recent reports of violence at Penn State University and the University of Virginia to the not-so-distant horrors of Virginia Tech, educational institutions continue to learn just how important it is to have comprehensive security and safety policies.

Q&A: Cal Poly Pomona Opens Safe & Secure Rec Center


(05/21/2015)
Cal Poly Pomona celebrated its new Bronco Recreation and Intramural Center (BRIC) late last year. Designed by Irvine, Calif.-based LPA Inc., the 120,000-square-foot, three-story recreation center has quickly become a central hub for student activity on the Cal Poly Pomona campus. In fact, the school reported that the recreation center encourages students to remain on campus longer, meet and mingle with peers, and relieve stress in a healthy way.

Fitchburg State University Dedicates Science Complex


(05/20/2015)
Fitchburg State University recently dedicated its new $57 million, LEED Silver Antonucci Science Complex, which provides laboratory, research and classroom facilities in a single location.

The Bonita Center for the Arts Takes Center Stage

By Jessie Fetterling
(05/20/2015)
The Bonita Unified School District has long wished for a performing arts venue that would stand as a landmark not only for the district’s 13 schools, but also for the community as a whole. That wish came true this past fall.

New Homestead High Addition Improves Connectivity

By Lindsey Coulter
(05/12/2015)
Students, staff, district officials, parents and project team members gathered last month for the unveiling of Homestead High School’s new student quad in Cupertino. The ribbon-cutting event offered those gathered a first glimpse at the new quad, which includes a cafeteria building, three new science classrooms and repurposed outdoor spaces.

University of Tennessee Music Building Earns LEED Silver


(05/05/2015)
The $40 million, state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center recently became the latest University of Tennessee (UT) facility to earn LEED designation. This latest certification brings the Knoxville-based university’s LEED tally to six buildings, while the soon-to-be-completed Joint Institute for Advanced Materials is expected to achieve LEED Gold.

UCSD’s New Dining Concept Incorporates Interactivity

By Jessie Fetterling
(05/05/2015)
The University of California San Diego (UCSD) debuted its latest student dining facility at Revelle College last December to keep up with the evolution of student dining trends. Today’s students want healthier food choices and a more interactive food experience. As such, locally based Studio E Architects designed the $12.1 million 64 degrees dining concept to provide a new kind of dining experience that puts the act of cooking and the natural beauty of food on display.

Cal Poly Pomona Addresses Parking Shortage with New Structure


(04/29/2015)
As the enrollment at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) has grown, so has its need for additional parking spaces. With a campus population of 20,000 students, faculty and staff — and growing — university administrators elected to construct a new $34 million, 1,800-space parking garage.

San Jose State Completes New Student Health Center

By Jessie Fetterling
(04/29/2015)
Construction on the new San Jose State University Student Health & Counseling Center (SHC) was completed in April. The three-story, 53,000-square-foot building will now house the university’s student health center, counseling services and wellness center.

Illinois’ College of Lake County Continues to Expand


(04/21/2015)
The College of Lake County (CLC) began construction last month on a new $28.3 million Science & Engineering Building. The project is the first in a series of major upgrades that will take place throughout the CLC’s various campuses, totaling $163 million.