California to Vote on $9 Billion Prop 51 Bond Measure

California voters will decide whether or not to upgrade the state’s decaying public infrastructure by voting yea or nay on Proposition 51 (Prop 51) at the polls in November.

UCSB Debuts $58.5 Million Library Renovation

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) unveiled a $58.5 million renovation to Davidson Library in August. The upgrades were designed to enhance teaching, learning and research at the university as well as accommodate the growing student population.

Renovation Gives Montessori School New Personality

Construction on Children’s House Academy began recently in San Jose. The 5,500-square-foot building will serve as an extension of AppleSeed Montessori School, providing space for up to 160 additional prekindergarten and kindergarten students.

California Baptist University Project Reaches Milestone

California Baptist University (CBU) recently celebrated the topping out of a new events center and arena located on the university’s main campus in Riverside.

Southern Utah University Enhances Student Center

Almost 10 years in the making, major changes are underway to the Sharwan Smith Student Center at Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City.

Los Angeles Valley College Debuts New Student Center

By Jessie Fetterling
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) in Valley Glen recently debuted its new 66,000-square-foot, two-story Monarch Student Center, which is intended to provide a home-away-from-home for students on campus. Designed by Irvine, Calif.-based LPA Inc., the new Monarch Student Center replaces the previous student center located on the same site. The earlier building was very small, outdated and lacked several student amenities, according to Steve Flanagan, principal at LPA Inc., and was demolished to make way for the new Monarch Student Center and a parking structure. The new facility includes a bookstore, dining hall, student health center and student lounge.

California State University, Fullerton Integrates Solar Power

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and San Jose, Calif.-headquartered SunPower Corp. announced June 28 that construction is now underway on a 4-megawatt SunPower solar power system at three university parking areas.

Stanford University Gears Up for Construction Projects

During the Stanford University Board of Trustees’ June meeting, members reviewed and discussed the progress of campus construction projects.

CWU Students Construct Buddy Benches for Local School

Construction management students at Central Washington University (CWU) are trying to encourage friendship on the playground with their latest project: the buddy bench.

Silicon Valley School Integrates Sustainable Modular Classrooms

San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School in San Martin, located in California's Silicon Valley and part of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, recently installed the nation's first and only prefabricated classroom to be pre-verified by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).