University of Manchester Project Wins Architecture Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently honored the University of Manchester’s new £61 million ($81.2 million) National Graphene Institute with its National Award. The award is recognized as the most rigorous and prestigious commendation for new facilities in the United Kingdom, according to a statement by global consulting, design, construction, and operations firm CH2M, which provided technical architecture, building services engineering, information and communications technology services, process engineering, cleanroom and laboratory design, and client side monitoring during construction.

Kihei High School: A 2016 Project to Watch

Despite a January 2016 groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated Kihei High School in Maui, Hawaii Department of Education officials told members of the Maui County Council Planning Committee in August that grading and infrastructure on the project site may not begin for another two years. This timeline would push the school’s opening back to 2022, two years later than originally anticipated.

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.

Choosing the Right Education Technology to Support Active Learning

By Chad Lewis
Providing students with a 21st century education and fostering skills like collaboration and critical thinking is causing a shift away from the traditional classroom. This change includes not only designing the physical layout of the space to maximize student engagement and learning, but it also encompasses choosing educational technology that seamlessly aids in enhancing teacher instruction.

Student-Housing Project to Fill Void for Pittsburgh Universities

Construction began Aug. 2 on a student-housing community that will serve the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), both of which are located in Pittsburgh. The building is expected to house a mix of both graduate and undergraduate students from both universities.