Q&A: Industry Leaders Discuss State of the Market

By Bryce Hubner
School Construction News recently interviewed executives from industry giants Turner, Gilbane, and McCarthy and discussed the state of the School Construction industry.

Q&A: Michael Kinsley, RMI

By Matthew Crawford
Michael Kinsley, a senior consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, helped coordinate a team of experts for the institute’s new publication.

Q&A:Amy Yurko, Brain Spaces

By Amy Perry
Amy Yurko is founder of Brain Spaces, a Chicago-based consulting firm that offers efficiency programming and planning services for schools. She is a scheduled speaker at the 2009 annual Council of Educational Facility Planners, International conference. Her workshop focuses on ways that schools with budget constraints can make the most of available space.

Q&A: Back to School

By Matthew Crawford
Patrick Fiel, public safety advisor at ADT Security Systems, has more than 30 years of experience with security and law enforcement.

Q&A: Crisis Communications

Kenneth Trump, president of Cleveland -based consulting firm National School Safety and Security Services, has 25 years of experience at public and private schools in urban, suburban and rural settings. He has worked with jurisdictions in all 50 states and has authored several books and articles on school safety. He discussed the topic with School Construction News during a phone interview.

Q & A Mar/Apr 2009 - Adaptive Economics

By Matthew Crawford
Sean O’Donnell, principal at New York-based Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, has more than 15 years of experience in architecture, with a focus on designing learning environments.

Q&A Nov/Dec 2008 - Housing for the Next Generation

By Matthew Crawford
The tech-savvy, praise-happy Millennial generation is here and its members want more out of the university housing experience than other generations. In order to attract and retain students, higher education institutions must learn a new model for student housing, according to architects Christopher Hill, principal of CBT/Childs/Bertman Tseckares Inc., and Janet Stegman, principal of Stegman + Associates.

Q&A Sept/Oct 2008 - A Flooring Discussion

Flooring is the one component of school facilities that is unavoidable — everyone comes in contact with it.

Q&A July/August - Using Imagination

By Matthew Crawford
The first Imagination Playground in a Box, a new play space designed by New York architect David Rockwell, was introduced in July at the Brownsville recreation center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Q & A May/June 2008 - Survey: Mixed Results for Physical, Cyber Safety

By Matthew Crawford
Physical security improved at public schools throughout the United States in 2007, while cyber safety declined, according to a survey of more than 400 public school district information technology and security directors released in May.