Montgomery College Expands in Life Sciences Field

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/02/2014)
When Montgomery College students come back to the Germantown campus this fall, a new 140,000-square-foot Bioscience Education Center will be waiting for them. as part of a plan to advance the Montgomery County area in the technology and life science industries. The $87.9 million project was supported by the state of Maryland and Montgomery County as part of their goals to advance the area in the technology and life sciences industries.

DePaul Building Wins Construction Award


(06/25/2014)
The Chicago Building Congress (CBC) and Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) International recently recognized the DePaul University Theatre School in Chicago, Ill. 2014 with a CBC/COAA Owners’ Choice Award.

MDC’s Academic Support Center Touts Student-Driven Design

By Jessie Fetterling
(06/25/2014)
The new Academic Support Center at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus received LEED Gold certification last fall after opening for use in January 2013. The facility not only touts two outdoor learning spaces and an inherently green central atrium space, it also serves as a learning tool for students to understand the impact they make on the environment.

School Emergency Assessment & Planning

By Doug Koehne
(06/18/2014)
Since 2010, there have been more than 40 tornado events across the United States resulting in close to 750 deaths and many more people injured. Two recent outbreaks in particular, in Enterprise, Ala., in 2007 and Moore, Okla., in 2013, pushed the need for increased evaluation methods and more proactive design considerations for student and teacher safety while at school.

School Choice Fight Continues in Florida


(06/18/2014)
Florida Governor Rick Scott is receiving pressure from numerous groups to veto an expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarships program. The program, created by state lawmakers in 2001, was designed to expand private education opportunities for children of low-income families.