University of Tennessee Music Building Earns LEED Silver

The $40 million, state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center recently became the latest University of Tennessee (UT) facility to earn LEED designation. This latest certification brings the Knoxville-based university’s LEED tally to six buildings, while the soon-to-be-completed Joint Institute for Advanced Materials is expected to achieve LEED Gold.

San Jose State Completes New Student Health Center

By Jessie Fetterling
Construction on the new San Jose State University Student Health & Counseling Center (SHC) was completed in April. The three-story, 53,000-square-foot building will now house the university’s student health center, counseling services and wellness center.

Cal Poly Pomona Addresses Parking Shortage with New Structure

As the enrollment at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) has grown, so has its need for additional parking spaces. With a campus population of 20,000 students, faculty and staff — and growing — university administrators elected to construct a new $34 million, 1,800-space parking garage.

San Diego’s New Urban Discovery Academy to Debut

Construction on the Urban Discovery Academy, a K-8 charter school in San Diego’s East Village, is scheduled for completion in July. The academy will hopefully help attract more families to the urban neighborhood.

Illinois’ College of Lake County Continues to Expand

The College of Lake County (CLC) began construction last month on a new $28.3 million Science & Engineering Building. The project is the first in a series of major upgrades that will take place throughout the CLC’s various campuses, totaling $163 million.