On Sept. 12, the Scottsdale-based Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) announced the winners of its 2016 Exhibition of School Planning & Architectural Awards. Winners represent three different continents and span the entire education spectrum.
Thomas Edison Preparatory High School in Tulsa announced the official opening of its new Collegiate Center just in time for the 2016-2017 school year. The 18,884-square-foot addition provides new spaces for Tulsa Public Schools students participating in advanced placement (AP) and other higher-education courses, and two of the new multipurpose rooms can double as FEMA-361 safe rooms in the event of a tornado.
More than 125 years after Newton Isaac Collins Sr. first established a school in the area now occupied by the Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD), district leaders have named its newest elementary in his honor.
With the start of the 2016-17 school year, students at several Phoenix-area schools are heading back to newly constructed buildings, according to The Arizona Republic. Here’s a roundup of five major school construction projects helping to change the face of local education for the 2016-2017 school year:
University of New Mexico Albuquerque officials and local leaders broke ground July 12 on what will eventually be the 160,000-square-foot, six-story Lobo Rainforest Building. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of Phase I of the four-phase, seven-acre InnovateABQ campus project, envisioned to be a multi-dimensional, integrated work, live and play community.
The new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in Cedar City will officially make its debut with a dedication on July 7. The center is the new home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) and Southern Utah University’s (SUU) Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).