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.

Joplin Schools Rebuilt on Same Site

By Jessie Fetterling
The linked campus of Soaring Heights Elementary and East Middle School opened in Joplin in early January. Both schools needed to be rebuilt after they were struck by the May 2011 tornado that devastated the Joplin community and killed 161 people. In total, 10 buildings in the Joplin School District were damaged due to the tornado.

Q&A: TCU’s New Residence Hall Enhances Student Community

By Jessie Fetterling
Texas Christian University (TCU) debuted a new residence hall, designed by Tulsa, Okla.-based KSQ Architects, in December. The two-building residence hall, known as Marion and Clark Halls, offers 400 suite-style student beds designed for sophomores. Common areas, study lounges and baking kitchens are included to build community within the LEED Gold-certified space.

Joplin High School Project Nears Completion

Construction on Joplin High School and the Franklin Technology Center is about 55 to 65 percent complete, Mike Johnson, facilities director, told Four States Home Page.