The New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority and Bernalillo Public Schools officially broke ground on the new Santo Domingo Elementary/Middle School on Nov. 12. Together with students, Santo Domingo Pueblo tribal representatives and members of the of Van H. Gilbert Architect PC (VHGA) design team, the two organizations blessed the project before turning the first ceremonial shovel.
University of Chicago (UC) leaders recently cut the ribbon on the new William Eckhardt Research Center, which now houses UC’s first molecular engineering program and its Nobel Prize-winning physical sciences research groups.
Mississippi State University (MSU) officials, faculty, staff and students gathered on Oct. 23 to celebrate the new Construction Training and Research Laboratory (CTRL) for the university’s building construction science (BCS) program — one of only two studio-based construction programs in the U.S.
The 480-student Samueli Academy opened its first permanent academic building in Santa Ana this fall. Developed by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, the charter school offers under-served communities an alternative choice for the high school education of at-risk and foster teens.
After breaking ground in July 2015, construction on the new North Haven Middle School is moving right along. The $69.8 million project is the largest school expenditure in the town’s history, and includes 88,000 square feet of new space and renovations to the existing building, which will bring the school to a total of approximately 136,000 square feet.