CEFPI Program Honors Young School Designers


(10/29/2014)
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.

Construction, Design Firms to Foot Stadium Repair Bill


(10/16/2014)
Structural repairs will begin soon on the Allen Independent School District’s (Allen ISD) two-year-old Eagle Stadium, which has been closed since May 2014 due to extensive cracking across the facility’s concourse level. The stadium was completed by McKinney, Texas-based general contractor Pogue Construction and architecture and engineering firm PBK based in Houston, in 2012 at a cost of $60 million.

FIU’s Stempel Complex Designed for Natural Disaster Research

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/29/2014)
Florida International University in Miami recently debuted its new $31.7 million Stempel Complex, which was designed for high-tech research programs that will study the effect of extreme natural events on people, society and economics.

University of Houston Athletics Awaits Development Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/16/2014)
The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will soon be able to take advantage of the new Houston Basketball Development Facility, designed by Kansas City, Mo.-based DLR Group and Houston-based Page, which will provide a new space for student athletes to practice, train and study for classes. Austin, Texas-based Austin Commercial, serving as the construction manager, began construction in September on the $25 million facility, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

Baylor Residence Halls Undergo Transformation

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/08/2014)
Baylor University is completely upgrading its student housing offerings, with a plan to renovate 10 residence halls over the next eight years. South Russell Hall is the first to undergo the transformation and was completed in August at a cost of $8.5 million.