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.

Firms Partner for Two University Residence Projects


(11/12/2014)
Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., is making its mark on campus housing design with projects at two major universities. The firm is currently working alongside VMDO Architects, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., to renovate the historic Glenn and Towers Residence Halls at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) in Atlanta, and to redesign Clemson University’s Core Campus Housing Precinct in Clemson, S.C.

Assa Abloy Teams with School Safety Organization


(11/04/2014)
Safe and Sound, a nonprofit organization founded by families directly affected by the Dec. 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., recently gained the backing of door safety and security solutions firm Assa Abloy.

PBK Designs High-Tech, Ninth-Grade Hubs

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/04/2014)
Dallas-based PBK Architects designed two ninth-grade centers at Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School in the Lewisville Independent School District, which opened earlier this year.

CEFPI Program Honors Young School Designers


(10/29/2014)
Six teams of middle school students from across the globe competed in October to design schools that could potentially change the way we think about education. The School of the Future Design Competition, hosted in Portland at the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Annual Conference, challenged student designers to plan and design tomorrow’s 21st century learning environments.

FIU’s Stempel Complex Designed for Natural Disaster Research

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/29/2014)
Florida International University in Miami recently debuted its new $31.7 million Stempel Complex, which was designed for high-tech research programs that will study the effect of extreme natural events on people, society and economics.