Acquisition to Reestablish Sports Design Powerhouse

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, headquartered in St. Louis, recently acquired sports, athletics and recreation design firm 360 Architecture of Kansas City. Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition aims to reestablish HOK as a sports and recreation design leader and will give the firm a greater presence in the region.

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.

AIA Selects 11 Projects for 2014 Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that not only serve as exceptional examples of learning environments, but also further their individual clients’ missions, goals and educational programs.

New Case Western Facility Connects Campuses, Students

Case Western Reserve University introduced its new 89,000-square-foot, sustainably designed university center in style. The school’s Tinkham Veale University Center was unveiled to the tunes of pop band Ok Go, in a celebration befitting the center’s character as a student life hub.

Renovation Breathes New Life into Methuen School

Not long ago, the future of Massachusetts’ Methuen High School was in jeopardy. Although the school’s original 1970s-era building was well designed and solidly built, the antiquated open classroom design did not provide an optimal learning environment.