St. Johns County’s Newest K–8 Schools Help with Wayfinding

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/21/2014)
Several students in St. Johns County started school on Aug. 18 in new K–8 schools: Patriot Oaks Academy and Valley Ridge Academy. Construction began early last year on both schools, which together cost more than $21 million.

Renovation Breathes New Life into Methuen School


(08/21/2014)
Not long ago, the future of Massachusetts’ Methuen High School was in jeopardy. Although the school’s original 1970s-era building was well designed and solidly built, the antiquated open classroom design did not provide an optimal learning environment.

UW-Madison Designs for Collaboration


(08/21/2014)
University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison nursing students will kick off the fall semester in a new $52.8 million facility.
 

Rollins College Rebuilds Strong Hall


(08/21/2014)
Rollins College recently completed Phase II of the two-phase, Strong Hall construction project that included completely rebuilding the historic residence hall from the ground up.

Joint Venture to Expand Saint Peter’s University


(08/21/2014)
A unanimous vote of support by the Jersey City planning board on Aug. 13 paved the way for Saint Peter’s University to expand its residential offerings.

Marshfield Completes New Model High School


(08/20/2014)
The Marshfield community officially cut the ribbon on a new 267,500-square-foot high school facility on Aug. 8.

Virginia Study Highlights School Safety Perceptions


(08/13/2014)
A report released by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education shows a majority of Virginia high school students feel both safe and supported in their schools. The Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey, developed by a team of researchers led by professor Dewey Cornell Ph.D., was administered to 48,027 students in grades nine through 12, as well as 13,455 teachers.

Perkins+Will Earns Accolades for FIU Science Complex Design

By Jessie Fetterling
(08/13/2014)
Opened in March 2013, the Florida International University (FIU) Science Classroom Complex has since received accolades for its sustainable design. The latest: It was one of two education projects designed by Miami-based Perkins+Will to be honored by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects at the 2014 AIA Florida Honor & Design Awards in July. The other was the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Research Building.

Pennsylvania Charter School Expands to New Facility


(08/13/2014)
Construction broke ground on the new Bear Creek Community Charter School in Bear Creek Township in late July.

Florida Firm Designs 21st Century Schools


(08/06/2014)
SchenkelShultz Architecture, is helping the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) build 21st century schools for 21st century learners. The Florida-based firm is currently designing more than 1.5 million square feet of high performance, 21st Century Schools for the DoDEA in both the United States and Europe, helping the department to modernize its sprawling educational infrastructure.