University of Arizona Finds Innovative Way to Expand McClelland Hall

The University of Arizona has announced its selection of GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Tucson and national design firm Gould Evans to complete a $3 million addition to McClelland Hall.

New School Will Reflect Navajo Culture

The new Naschitti Elementary School near Ship Rock, N.M. is on track for a January 2015 opening, making this semester the last Naschitti students will spend in the school’s original building.

Berkeley High School Completes Athletic Project

By Jessie Fetterling
The $25 million Berkeley High School (BHS) South of Bancroft Project was substantially completed on Aug. 15. Minor corrective work and paperwork still need to be finished before the project reaches final completion.

Grand Canyon University Arena Exceeds Expectations

Grand Canyon University (GCU) recently celebrated the completion of its new 135,000-square-foot arena a full month ahead of schedule.

Central Oregon Community College Enhances Tech Programs

By Jessie Fetterling
Students returning to the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Redmond Campus this fall can expect the latest in technology with the grand opening of the Redmond Technology Education Center on Sept. 16. The 34,000-square-foot building houses technology-centered programs that will help students gain skill sets required in today’s tech world.

ASU Names Stadium Design, Construction Team

On August 7, Arizona State University announced the architecture and construction firms that will help bring the new Sun Devil Stadium to fruition. The $162-million project will include numerous partners, as well as a complete reconstruction of the lower stadium bowl, and new concessions, restrooms and luxury suites.

Blending the Lines: New Views on Indoor and Outdoor Learning Spaces

By James Matson, AIA
Traditionally, higher education has focused on a lecture format, with the professor standing in front of a class of students. While the lecture hall format still exists, the higher education model is evolving into a more dynamic, interactive experience as colleges reimagine their approach to classroom learning amid evolving student needs and changing communication technology.

L.A. School District to Receive Energy Upgrades

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, alongside partner and global energy management specialist Schneider Electric, recently received the largest funded Proposition 39 allocation to date.

Arizona School District Named for Operational Excellence

SchoolDude, a company that delivers cloud-based applications to help schools better manage their facilities, IT and business operations, named Dysart Unified School District in Surprise a national Campus Champion for operational excellence in early July.

School Construction Bond Debated in California

The decision to place a statewide school construction bond, known as Assembly Bill (AB) 2235, on the November ballot is still up for debate as Gov. Jerry Brown still has not said whether or not he will terminate the proposal before allowing Californians to vote on it.