Wyoming Facilities Director Builds More than Schools

By Anthony Hughes
The Wyoming State Legislature established the School Facilities Department (SFD) in 2002 to oversee construction of K-12 schools throughout the state. Since then, Wyoming has built more than 75 new schools and spent an estimated $3.5 billion on the construction, renovation and maintenance of its educational facilities.

UTSA Opens Teaching Lab for Construction Science

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Construction Science (part of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning) opened a new multipurpose teaching and research facility, funded by a donation from locally based Bartlett Cocke General Contractors.

Corpus Christi ISD Constructs Largest High School Yet

The new $93.2 million Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus Christi is now under construction, slated for completion in August 2015.

Texas Universities Seek Billions for Construction, Renovation

A number of universities across Texas are seeking funding for multi-million construction and renovation projects in the coming legislative session, adding up to approximately $3 billion in funding requests.

STEM Facility to Enhance University of Wyoming Education

By Jessie Fetterling
A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building will debut on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie later this spring. The 100,000-square-foot Enzi STEM Facility will replace existing facilities on campus, which have become outdated.

7 Houston Schools Break Ground

The Houston area has seen a boom in school construction ever since a $1.89 billion bond issue was passed in 2012, funding a variety of Houston Independent School District (HISD) projects.

Edison Preparatory School Breaks Ground

By Jessie Fetterling
Since 2010, there have been more than 40 tornados across the United States that have resulted in close to 750 deaths and many more people injured, according to Doug Koehne, AIA, director of K-12 Planning for KSQ Architects in the firm’s Dallas office.

Firms Partner for Two University Residence Projects

Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., is making its mark on campus housing design with projects at two major universities. The firm is currently working alongside VMDO Architects, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., to renovate the historic Glenn and Towers Residence Halls at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) in Atlanta, and to redesign Clemson University’s Core Campus Housing Precinct in Clemson, S.C.

PBK Designs High-Tech, Ninth-Grade Hubs

By Jessie Fetterling
Dallas-based PBK Architects designed two ninth-grade centers at Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School in the Lewisville Independent School District, which opened earlier this year.

University of Houston Athletics Awaits Development Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will soon be able to take advantage of the new Houston Basketball Development Facility, designed by Kansas City, Mo.-based DLR Group and Houston-based Page, which will provide a new space for student athletes to practice, train and study for classes. Austin, Texas-based Austin Commercial, serving as the construction manager, began construction in September on the $25 million facility, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.