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.
Several students in St. Johns County started school on Aug. 18 in new K–8 schools: Patriot Oaks Academy and Valley Ridge Academy.
Construction began early last year on both schools, which together cost more than $21 million.
On August 7, Arizona State University announced the architecture and construction firms that will help bring the new Sun Devil Stadium to fruition. The $162-million project will include numerous partners, as well as a complete reconstruction of the lower stadium bowl, and new concessions, restrooms and luxury suites.
Students returning to the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Redmond Campus this fall can expect the latest in technology with the grand opening of the Redmond Technology Education Center on Sept. 16. The 34,000-square-foot building houses technology-centered programs that will help students gain skill sets required in today’s tech world.
Opened in March 2013, the Florida International University (FIU) Science Classroom Complex has since received accolades for its sustainable design. The latest: It was one of two education projects designed by Miami-based Perkins+Will to be honored by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects at the 2014 AIA Florida Honor & Design Awards in July. The other was the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Research Building.