CMU Celebrates Bioscience Building Groundbreaking


(09/24/2014)
At $95 million, Central Michigan University’s (CMU) new state-of-the-art Biosciences Building in Mt. Pleasant is an investment in both the school’s future and the future of modern science and medicine. With unique facilities to support Alzheimer’s research to preserving the Great Lakes, the facility may very well be the catalyst for breakthroughs across the scientific spectrum.

University of Louisville Debuts Collegiate Soccer Stadium

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/24/2014)
The men’s and women’s soccer teams played their first game in the newly constructed Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium (or simply Lynn Stadium) on Aug. 29 in Louisville. The stadium is the largest collegiate soccer venue in the country, and it took about 15 months to complete. The Estopinal Group designed the stadium, which features natural grass and seating for more than 5,300 people, while Abel Construction served as the general contractor. Both companies are locally based.

Acquisition to Reestablish Sports Design Powerhouse


(09/17/2014)
Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, headquartered in St. Louis, recently acquired sports, athletics and recreation design firm 360 Architecture of Kansas City. Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition aims to reestablish HOK as a sports and recreation design leader and will give the firm a greater presence in the region.

AIA Selects 11 Projects for 2014 Design Awards


(09/17/2014)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that not only serve as exceptional examples of learning environments, but also further their individual clients’ missions, goals and educational programs.

New Case Western Facility Connects Campuses, Students


(09/03/2014)
Case Western Reserve University introduced its new 89,000-square-foot, sustainably designed university center in style. The school’s Tinkham Veale University Center was unveiled to the tunes of pop band Ok Go, in a celebration befitting the center’s character as a student life hub.

New Case Western Facility Connects Campuses, Students


(09/03/2014)
Case Western Reserve University introduced its new 89,000-square-foot, sustainably designed university center in style. The school’s Tinkham Veale University Center was unveiled to the tunes of pop band Ok Go, in a celebration befitting the center’s character as a student life hub.

Berkeley High School Completes Athletic Project

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/03/2014)
The $25 million Berkeley High School (BHS) South of Bancroft Project was substantially completed on Aug. 15. Minor corrective work and paperwork still need to be finished before the project reaches final completion.

St. Johns County’s Newest K–8 Schools Help with Wayfinding

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/21/2014)
Several students in St. Johns County started school on Aug. 18 in new K–8 schools: Patriot Oaks Academy and Valley Ridge Academy. Construction began early last year on both schools, which together cost more than $21 million.

Renovation Breathes New Life into Methuen School


(08/21/2014)
Not long ago, the future of Massachusetts’ Methuen High School was in jeopardy. Although the school’s original 1970s-era building was well designed and solidly built, the antiquated open classroom design did not provide an optimal learning environment.

Central Oregon Community College Enhances Tech Programs

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/20/2014)
Students returning to the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Redmond Campus this fall can expect the latest in technology with the grand opening of the Redmond Technology Education Center on Sept. 16. The 34,000-square-foot building houses technology-centered programs that will help students gain skill sets required in today’s tech world.