When designing a school, architects think about the students inside, and in the California desert, they also are concerned with the weather outside. Private school, Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, right outside of Palm Desert, Calif., is currently building a new learning center for its high school students.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a $32.5 million project that will expand and modernize its recreation center on campus. Los Angeles-based general contractor C.W. Driver has recently started construction on the new student recreation center, which involves 9,000 square feet of renovations to the existing recreation center and more than 80,000 square feet of new construction in order to expand its offerings to the university community.
About 20 years after Pittsburgh-based WTW Architects first designed the California University of Pennsylvania’s (Cal U) Natali Student Center, the architecture firm plans on expanding and renovating the initial structure to bring it up to 21st century standards.
In an effort to clean up winter stormwater — often filled with toxins, trash and health-threatening pollutants — Los Angeles County officials created a proposal to capture runoff closer to where it falls, and the plan calls for funding from a property tax.
On Jan. 7, StudentsFirst, a nonprofit school reform organization launched by former Washington, DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee, released a State Policy Report Card, in which the organization evaluated education laws and policies in each state and gave them an overall “A” through “F” letter grade.