UC Santa Barbara Lab Still One of Nation’s Greenest

The U.S. Green Building Council recognized 15 LEED-certified projects in celebration of its 15 years as an organization earlier this year.

UW Bothell & Cascadia College Debut Recreation Center

The University of Washington (UW) Bothell and Cascadia College (both located in Bothell) celebrated the grand opening of the new 36,000-square-foot Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) on Oct. 7.

Temecula Valley Schools Embrace Green Energy

A 6-megawatt solar array and energy storage project will soon become a symbol of environmental sustainable for California’s Temecula Valley Unified School District. The project will serve 19 schools throughout the 213-square-mile southern California district as well as the district’s administrative offices, and include energy storage systems at five separate sites.

Oregon State Builds Advocacy Center for Assault Victims

Oregon State University (OSU) recently opened the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center to offer support to students who experience sexual violence.

LMU’s New Life Sciences Building Promotes Collaboration

By Jessie Fetterling
The new 100,000-square-foot life sciences building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles opened in time for the school’s first day of classes on Aug. 31. The building features 35 research and teaching laboratories, 9,000 square feet of faculty research space, a 273-seat auditorium and a three-story green roof. Los Angeles-based CO Architects served as the architect on the project, while Pasadena, Calif.-headquartered C.W. Driver completed construction.

American River College Expands Culinary Arts Program

By Jessie Fetterling
American River College in Sacramento wanted to expand the teaching facility for its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program to help accommodate the 400 students enrolled and to build on its reputation as one of the most respected culinary arts programs in Northern California.

CSU to Begin Construction of New Stadium

Colorado State University in Fort Collins is set to begin construction on a new stadium situated in the heart of campus.

First Domed School Gym in California Nears Completion

Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee is now home to the first domed school building in California. The dome-shaped gymnasium serves the Wasuma Elementary Wildcats and was considered something of a funding feat.

Microsoft Donates $10 Million to University of Washington Project

Microsoft, headquartered in Redmond, Wash., recently donated $10 million to the development of the new University of Washington (UW) Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) building in Seattle, with hopes that the facility will help to double the number of computer science and engineering degrees awarded by the university annually.

Q&A: Cal Poly Pomona Opens Safe & Secure Rec Center

Cal Poly Pomona celebrated its new Bronco Recreation and Intramural Center (BRIC) late last year. Designed by Irvine, Calif.-based LPA Inc., the 120,000-square-foot, three-story recreation center has quickly become a central hub for student activity on the Cal Poly Pomona campus. In fact, the school reported that the recreation center encourages students to remain on campus longer, meet and mingle with peers, and relieve stress in a healthy way.