Q&A: Franklin High Delivers More Student-Centered Spaces

FRANKLIN, Wis. — Franklin High School debuted a new Performing Arts Center in March 2015. As part of the construction project, the school also decided to renovate the interiors to provide better functionality for the students and staff as well as enhance safety and security.

Addition to Queens School Designed to Blend in Seamlessly

A number of New York state and local officials recently celebrated the beginning of construction on the new P.S./I.S. 49 (Dorothy Bonawit Kole School) addition in Queens. New York City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, New York State Assembly Member Margaret M. Markey and Principal Thomas Carty were just a few of those who joined faculty members and students to mark the facility’s May 13 ground breaking.

Window Film: A Necessary Safety Measure for Schools

By Michael Mancini
A school is meant to be a safe place for students to learn. In light of recent tragic events in our nation’s schools, school leaders and construction managers are now forced to consider a wide range of solutions to improve the safety of their facilities. While security initiatives such as video surveillance and door security systems are important to incorporate into any school’s design, there’s one often overlooked measure: window film.

University of Cincinnati to Renovate Fifth Third Arena

The University of Cincinnati (UC) recently signed New York-headquartered Skanska USA and locally based joint partner Megen Construction to a nearly $70 million contract to renovate Fifth Third Arena. Construction is set to begin next month and is slated for completion in November 2018.

New Addition Honors Joliet High School’s Gothic Design

Joliet Central High School students are nearing the end of their first semester enjoying a new 43,000-square-foot addition. The building was unveiled at a grand opening celebration earlier this year that drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,500 students, parents, teachers, administrators and elected officials.