Acquisition to Reestablish Sports Design Powerhouse

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.

Construction Begins on ASU’s New Law School

Construction started in early July on Arizona State University’s new law school in downtown Phoenix.

Texas A&M Builds New Cadet Residence

Texas A&M University has begun construction on the new 204,800-square-foot Maritime Academy Cadet Residence Hall on the school’s Galveston campus.

Construction on New Texas High School to Begin

Construction on a new Mission Collegiate High School (MCHS) campus in Alton, Texas is expected to begin July 1.

Washburn University Names Residence Hall Architects

The Washburn University Board of Regents moved even closer to breaking ground on a new 350-bed student residence on June 11 when they approved the hiring of HTK Architects of Topeka and KwK Architects of St. Louis.

Iowa State University to Add Housing Complex

The Opus Group has announced plans to construct a six-story residential and retail complex near the Iowa State University campus.

UT’s Dell Medical School Starts Construction

Construction of the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is currently underway in the southeastern portion of campus.

MU Health Care Expansion Earns LEED Gold

A $190 million patient care tower addition to the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., received LEED Gold certification.

Prairie View A&M Breaks Ground on Ag Business Building

Construction has begun on the new Agriculture & Business Multipurpose Classroom Building at Prairie View A&M University. Plans were finalized in August 2013, and crews broke ground on the 96,000-square-foot facility shortly after the New Year.

Enid Public Schools Reaches School Construction Completion

School construction related to Enid Public Schools’ capital improvement project is near completion. Four years ago, voters approved a $99 million bond issue, and nine businesses and individuals gave an additional $3.4 million so that Enid Public Schools could renovate its schools. Atlanta-based Carter and Associates was contracted to assist with strategic master planning of the project and managing the work.