La Escuelita Education Center Earns CHPS Verification

By Jessie Fetterling
La Escuelita Education Center, which opened in fall 2012 in Oakland, recently received the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) verification, California’s highest distinction for sustainable schools.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Plans for the Future

Change is on the horizon at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO).

Manteca’s New Environmental Studies Center Earns LEED Gold

The Gen7 Regional Environmental Studies Center (RESC) in the Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) was recently awarded LEED Gold certification for its modular, zero net energy design.

Green Schools Conference to Address Funding, Drought

The two-day Green California Schools Conference kicks off in Pasadena Nov. 5, bringing together teachers, administrators, architects, engineers, facility managers and others to share knowledge about a variety of sustainability issues facing the state’s schools and universities.

CEFPI Program Honors Young School Designers

Six teams of middle school students from across the globe competed in October to design schools that could potentially change the way we think about education. The School of the Future Design Competition, hosted in Portland at the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Annual Conference, challenged student designers to plan and design tomorrow’s 21st century learning environments.

CO Architects Recognized Internationally for Phoenix Building Facade

Los Angeles-based CO Architects continues to receive awards for the $129 million Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at Phoenix Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, even two years after its original debut.

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.