Charleston College Construction Reveals Civil War Artillery Shell


(12/17/2014)
Construction workers recently discovered a Civil War-era artillery shell while working on the expansion of the Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at the College of Charleston.

New York Voters Approve Construction Bond Issue


(12/17/2014)
Voters recently approved the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s (POB CSD) $49.8 million construction bond issue for infrastructure improvements and renovations.

New Massachusetts School on Track for 2015 Construction


(12/09/2014)
The new 248,000-square-foot Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass. will soar above the surrounding community when it is completed in 2017. The project recently received approval from the Town of Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals to exceed the community’s established building height limits, further clearing the way for construction.
 

Upgrading Campus Power Transformers


(12/03/2014)
In May 2013, a transformer explosion caused a power outage and forced evacuations at the University of La Verne in La Verne, setting several trees ablaze. Though no one was injured, it was a necessary reminder that schools and universities with aging transformers should quickly take steps to save utility costs and prevent power outages.
 

Edison Preparatory School Breaks Ground

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/03/2014)
Since 2010, there have been more than 40 tornados across the United States that have resulted in close to 750 deaths and many more people injured, according to Doug Koehne, AIA, director of K-12 Planning for KSQ Architects in the firm’s Dallas office.
 

Copper Fixtures Keep Gilmour Academy Athletes Healthy


(11/25/2014)
In an effort to combat the spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other highly contagious bacteria, Cleveland’s Gilmour Academy has installed a number of copper fixtures in its ice arena.

University of California, Riverside Expands Rec Center

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/25/2014)
University of California, Riverside (UCR) students now have a student recreation center (SRC) of their dreams, with an indoor climbing and bouldering wall, swimming pool and even a spa. Phase I of the $35.95 million SRC expansion project had its grand opening on Oct. 3, while Phase II is scheduled for completion early next year.
 

Green Summit Honors California’s Sustainability Leaders


(11/12/2014)
Green Technology magazine, alongside partners Gen7 and Panasonic, honored a number of institutions leading the way in sustainability at the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit in Pasadena earlier this month. The event celebrated a variety of green and sustainable projects and facilities across the state on both the community college and school level.

La Escuelita Education Center Earns CHPS Verification

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/12/2014)
La Escuelita Education Center, which opened in fall 2012 in Oakland, recently received the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) verification, California’s highest distinction for sustainable schools.

Designing for Students with Developmental Disabilities

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/12/2014)
Manhattan Star Academy, a school that serves children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities, opened its new Upper West Side location in New York in October. New York-based Gran Kriegel Associates designed the 9,000-square-foot space to accommodate the needs of the 50, six- to 12-year-old students on the Autism Spectrum.