Berkeley High School Completes Athletic Project

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/03/2014)
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


(09/03/2014)
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
(08/20/2014)
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


(08/20/2014)
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
(08/06/2014)
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


(08/06/2014)
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


(07/24/2014)
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


(07/23/2014)
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.

Wine Program Gets Boost from Noted Magazine


(07/09/2014)
The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, the charitable arm of Wine Spectator magazine, is making a substantial investment in the future of viticulture with a $3 million gift to Sonoma State University.

L.A. City College Recognized for Design Excellence


(07/02/2014)
The new Los Angeles City College (LACC) Student Union has received a 2014 Design Award at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Presented by the Los Angeles Business Council, the awards celebrate the region’s new and innovative architectural achievements.