Q&A: Bismarck’s Newest High School Design

By Jessie Fetterling
Recent student enrollment growth in Bismarck required the city to open a third high school in time for the 2015-2016 school year. DLR Group designed the facility along with locally based J2 Architects, the associate architect on the project. The new Legacy High School is not only designed to accommodate 1,200 students, but also to reflect the district’s commitment to health and wellness.

Kyle Field Renovation to Debut at Texas A&M

Phase II of the $485 million construction project at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field should be completed in time for this year’s Sept. 12 home opener.

EDspaces Accepting Innovation Awards Submissions

The 2015 EDspaces Conference and Expo Innovation Awards competition is now accepting submissions for outstanding products for educational facilities.

UND Breaks Ground on Collaborative Energy Complex

The University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks broke ground July 20 on the Collaborative Energy Complex (CEC), a new facility that will become the new front door to the university’s College of Engineering and Mines.

Facility Upgrades Equal Energy Savings at MSU

Montana State University (MSU) recently announced that its first energy savings performance contract (ESPC) has exceeded its projected energy savings by more than 15 percent.

Missouri State Undergoes 20 Construction Projects

More than 20 major construction projects are underway to improve the Missouri State University (MSU) campus in Springfield. In the past three years, the school has seen a number of major improvements, including those made to its athletic and recreation facilities completed last year, and this summer is no different.

Arizona State Hits Law College Construction Milestone

Nearly a year after Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix beginning construction on its new Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona Center for Law and Society building, the campus community gathered again to mark the project’s topping out.

TCU Opens Dining Hall in Worth Hills Village

Tulsa, Okla.-based KSQ Architects continues to expand sustainable design on the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus in Fort Worth. The now-open Multipurpose Dining Hall is the fourth building in the three-phase Worth Hills Village project and the fourth KSQ project in development to receive LEED Gold certification.

State Matches Donors for $20 Million MU Business Facility

A new $20 million facility for the University of Missouri’s College of Business is expected to “take education beyond the lecture hall,” according to an article by the Columbia Tribune.

Wyoming Receives School Facilities Management Award

The Cheyenne-based Wyoming School Facilities Department (SFD) was recently honored with the prestigious AssetWorld Achievement Award for innovative use of facilities management technologies.