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.

ASU Names Stadium Design, Construction Team


(08/20/2014)
On August 7, Arizona State University announced the architecture and construction firms that will help bring the new Sun Devil Stadium to fruition. The $162-million project will include numerous partners, as well as a complete reconstruction of the lower stadium bowl, and new concessions, restrooms and luxury suites.

Virginia Study Highlights School Safety Perceptions


(08/13/2014)
A report released by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education shows a majority of Virginia high school students feel both safe and supported in their schools. The Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey, developed by a team of researchers led by professor Dewey Cornell Ph.D., was administered to 48,027 students in grades nine through 12, as well as 13,455 teachers.