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.

Destroyed Joplin School Comes Full Circle


(10/08/2014)
Leveled by an EF-5 tornado in May 2011, the city of Joplin celebrated a milestone on Oct. 3, 2014 with the completion of the city’s new high school. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan attended the school’s ribbon cutting ceremony and festivities, which marked a crucial step in the community’s recovery and reconstruction process.

Jacksonville Debuts New College of Health Sciences Building

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/01/2014)
A dedication of the new 30,000-square-foot College of Health Sciences (CHS) building at Jacksonville University was held on Sept. 4. The project is a major part of a larger, $20 million, phased plan to expand the college’s facilities, programs, equipment and faculty to meet growing demand.

Sustainable School Celebrates Topping Out


(10/01/2014)
Construction crews recently topped out the new Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, Mass. The 169,000-square-foot school has been designed to target Net Zero energy consumption, and will serve an estimated 740 students.

University of Louisville Debuts Collegiate Soccer Stadium

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/24/2014)
The men’s and women’s soccer teams played their first game in the newly constructed Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium (or simply Lynn Stadium) on Aug. 29 in Louisville. The stadium is the largest collegiate soccer venue in the country, and it took about 15 months to complete. The Estopinal Group designed the stadium, which features natural grass and seating for more than 5,300 people, while Abel Construction served as the general contractor. Both companies are locally based.