UCSF Embraces Creative Design in Earthquake Country

By Lisa Kopochinski
The University of California, San Francisco’s new $23 million Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building is as unique in its serpentine design as it is in its use.

Middle School Ranks Among Wisconsin's Greenest

The middle school renovation and expansion at Lake Mills school district was recently awarded LEED Platinum, earning 58 out of 80 possible points.

Facility of the Month: Loma Linda University

By Sameea Kamal
The 149,000-square-foot, four-level Centennial Complex includes classrooms, labs, exam rooms, faculty offices and an Amphitheater Center with 250-seat and 350-seat theaters for regularly scheduled classes, seminars and programs.

Collaboration Key at New U of W Research Center

By Sameea Kamal
“You can basically see through it — you can’t hide in it,” says Janet Kelley, communications director for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the organization funding part of the new public-private twin buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

California Style

By Amy Perry
Professional-grade audio-visual equipment, a plethora of screening rooms and theaters, and an earthquake-resilient design — all set against the backdrop of old Hollywood — are just a few of the reasons students and faculty at the School of Cinematic Arts are embracing the future, and the past, at the University of Southern California.

Similar Differences

Prep School Uses Different Planners for Consolidated Campus to Promote Architectural Diversity

Under the Lights

By Amy Perry
Athletic and recreational facilities play an important role in the development of students at all levels of education. Whether they are used for academic programs, extracurricular activities or competitive spaces, gymnasiums and playing fields offer an alternative to indoor curricula and a chance for students to build skills outside the classroom.

Old Meets New at High School Renovation

By Sue Wasserman
Ted Howard remembers the good old days and the not so good old days at Seattle’s Garfield High School.  Since opening its doors in 1923, it has always been an ethnic melting pot unlike any other in the city — a place where students learned to accept and respect individual differences. At the height of the civil rights movement, it was the only Seattle venue where Martin Luther King, Jr. chose to speak.

Off the Shelf

By Alex Alfonso
In the pursuit of knowledge, today’s students sometimes want to put their feet up and lounge with a café latte, while they express fresh epiphanies on a blog or live Internet chat as robotic arms pass research materials to them.

Cultural Exchange

By Matthew Crawford
The school construction process is full of potential pitfalls, but projects become exponentially more complex when an American architectural firm works in a country that is thousands of miles away, where the language, culture and construction protocols are different.