New Center Creates Real-Life Simulations for Medical Students

By Audrey Arthur
(04/16/2014)
The new Health Simulation and Technology Center (HSTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) offers an array of advanced simulation technology to intricately replicate real-life situations and to prepare health care students and current health professionals.

Thermal Energy Storage Saves Energy, Costs for Schools

By Audrey Arthur
(04/16/2014)
Using innovative sustainable strategies, the thermal energy storage solutions of Calmac Manufacturing have proven to create big cost savings for school districts. The company recently released its case study of St. Lucie County School District, which previously had one of the highest energy costs per square foot of school districts in the state of Florida.

Barnard College Selects SOM for New Campus Design


(04/16/2014)
Barnard College has selected the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) to lead design of the schools new teaching and learning facility at its Morningside Heights campus.

MU Health Care Expansion Earns LEED Gold


(04/16/2014)
A $190 million patient care tower addition to the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., received LEED Gold certification.

MSBA Approves Funding for New STEM Academy


(04/09/2014)
Officials from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) recently approved up to $37.3 million to support construction of the Dearborn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy. This move marked the MSBA’s first new school construction project in eleven years, and ended a seven-year school construction reimbursement moratorium.

Renovation Defines Visitation School’s Heart, Mind


(04/09/2014)
Major renovations and a 31,000-square-foot expansion project have been completed on Mendota Heights’ Salesian-run Visitation School.

AIA New England Recognizes Penn State Lab


(04/02/2014)
Penn State’s Eva J. Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies (Pell Lab), designed by Payette of Boston, has received the Honor Award for Design Excellence from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is the highest honor for projects designed by New England firms.

New UMSL Rec Center Packed With Amenities


(04/02/2014)
Though rainy weather impacted the November 2013 groundbreaking of the new Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL), the area’s harsh winter weather has not disrupted the facility’s overall construction schedule.

New Center at King’s College Lands AIA Award


(03/27/2014)
The $10.5 million King’s College Scandlon Health and Wellness Center, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, has received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Jurors particularly noted the building’s elegant and restrained composition, careful proportions, color pallet and material use, as well as its open nature.

Washington University Medical Center to Transform


(03/27/2014)
St. Louis-based HOK recently revealed design plans for the new Campus Renewal Project, a 10-year project that will transform the Washington University Medical Center (WUMC).