San Mateo Theater Debuts as Multipurpose Educational Space

By Jessie Fetterling
Twenty-first century performing arts theaters serve more than just performing arts functions in today’s schools. Students and staff — as well as the rest of the community — use them for everything from presentations to video projections to discussion forums. As a result, the theater’s multipurpose role is affecting the way architects design performing arts spaces. T

UCSC Announces Architect Shortlist for Art/Science Institute

The University of California Santa Cruz is developing a state-of-the-art institute described as part museum, part teaching and research facility, and part performance space.

Berkeley Schools Invest in Safety Training, Facility Upgrades

On the advice of two separate consulting firms, the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) school board has voted to invest $2 million in a variety of school safety initiatives.

Southwestern Law School’s First Residence Earns LEED Platinum

The Residences at 7th, a new 133-unit residence hall on the Southwestern Law School campus in Los Angeles, was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification.

Grand Canyon University To Establish Second Campus

Grand Canyon University has announced plans to develop a new campus in Mesa, Ariz., advancing the private, for-profit Christian school’s goal of doubling enrollment by 2016.

Stanford University Invests Millions in Developing Arts District

After already pumping millions into its burgeoning Arts District, Stanford University is planning to add another arts facility to its growing campus.

Los Angeles School Board Delays iPad Program Roll Out

Plans to equip 650,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students, teachers and principals with iPads, is now delayed. The Los Angeles County School Board continues to disagree on issues such as contracts, web security and curriculum, and has voted to temporarily scale back the iPad initiative.

Washington Elementary Schools Get Much-Needed Updates

By Jessie Fetterling
Clover Park School District (CPSD) recently opened the new Carter Lake and Hillside elementary schools in Lakewood.

San Diego CE Breaks Ground on New Campus

By Maggie Ryan
The San Diego Continuing Education (CE) program continues to flourish as new campuses develop throughout the city. The program recently welcomed the future César E. Chávez Campus into the Barrio Logan neighborhood with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 25.

Collegiate Game Changers Study Acknowledges Green Sports

A new study from the National Resources Defense Council recognizes universities that place focus on green practices in their athletic programs.