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.

San Diego’s New Urban Discovery Academy to Debut


(04/21/2015)
Construction on the Urban Discovery Academy, a K-8 charter school in San Diego’s East Village, is scheduled for completion in July. The academy will hopefully help attract more families to the urban neighborhood.

CO Architects Take on UT Austin Master Plan

By Lindsey Coulter
(04/15/2015)
Texas — The University of Texas Austin (UT Austin) campus is an historic site full of historic buildings. Though the original 40-acre campus has been expanded over the years, the university developed a well-intentioned master plan and building guidelines that would help preserve the character and integrity of its 1930s-era structures.

Q&A: Designing Dining Halls for Today’s Students

By Jessie Fetterling
(04/15/2015)
Dining halls at university campuses nationwide are starting to evolve as students want healthier food choices and a more comfortable environment for lounging and socializing. With these considerations in mind, St. John’s University renovated its School of Law cafeteria in New York early last year.

Sloan Helps New Orleans School Go Green

By Mike Gipson
(04/08/2015)
New Orleans’ Benjamin Franklin High School, a selective charter school adjacent to the University of New Orleans, is known for its educational excellence and national ranking. However, the achievements of Franklin students are not limited to the classroom.

Wethersfield High School Debuts New Gym, Media Center

By Jessie Fetterling
(04/08/2015)
Wethersfield High School debuted a new gym, media center and music rooms earlier this year. The 23,740-square-foot addition of these new wings marked a milestone for the ongoing $85 million reconstruction project at the school, which aims to renovate the entire 249,970-square-foot building in addition to the new spaces.

University of Arkansas Builds Up Athletics, Academics

By Lindsey Coulter
(03/26/2015)
A new building designed to support the University of Arkansas’ 460 student athletes will soon debut on the school’s Fayetteville campus. The new 55,000-square-foot Student Athlete Success Center will balance academic support spaces with facilities to help improve students’ health and athletic performance.

Dallas Business School Designed for Connectivity

By Jessie Fetterling
(03/26/2015)
The Dallas office of Perkins+Will designed the University of Dallas (UD) business school’s new SB Hall with five overarching qualities in mind. The 45,575-square-foot facility needed to be UD branded, technology rich, bright and airy, welcoming and inviting, and sustainable — all of which encourage student connectivity.

The New School to Consolidate Arts Programs

By Lindsey Coulter
(03/25/2015)
New York’s renowned university, The New School, is strengthening its performing arts programs and capacity with an extensive renovation to its 105,000-square-foot Arnhold Building, located in Manhattan. The move will help consolidate The New School’s currently far-flung campus and bring several performing arts programs under one roof.

KSU to Add National Biosafety Facility


(03/25/2015)
Construction on the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) at Kansas State University in Manhattan will likely begin in May, and is scheduled to take about five years. NBAF will be the country’s foremost animal disease research facility, and will study emerging, high-consequence livestock diseases that threaten animal and human health