University of Cincinnati to Renovate Fifth Third Arena

The University of Cincinnati (UC) recently signed New York-headquartered Skanska USA and locally based joint partner Megen Construction to a nearly $70 million contract to renovate Fifth Third Arena. Construction is set to begin next month and is slated for completion in November 2018.

New Addition Honors Joliet High School’s Gothic Design

Joliet Central High School students are nearing the end of their first semester enjoying a new 43,000-square-foot addition. The building was unveiled at a grand opening celebration earlier this year that drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,500 students, parents, teachers, administrators and elected officials.

Addition to Queens School Designed to Blend in Seamlessly

A number of New York state and local officials recently celebrated the beginning of construction on the new P.S./I.S. 49 (Dorothy Bonawit Kole School) addition in Queens. New York City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, New York State Assembly Member Margaret M. Markey and Principal Thomas Carty were just a few of those who joined faculty members and students to mark the facility’s May 13 ground breaking.

Chapman University Constructing Center for Science & Technology

Construction broke ground in late April on the 140,000-square-foot Center for Science and Technology at Chapman University in Orange. The $130 million home to the Schmid College of Science and Technology was designed by Los Angeles-based AC Martin Partners Inc., and is being constructed by Pasadena, Calif.-based C.W. Driver Companies.

New 21st Century High School for East Baton Rouge

By Jerry Hebert AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and David Hebert AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
As school officials like to say, Lee Magnet High School, part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools system in Louisiana, is a school like no other. From its approach to learning to its collegiate-styled campus, Lee Magnet High School is poised to become both a showpiece for the district and a launch pad for a new generation of student entrepreneurs.