Rhode Island School of Design Revamps Illustration Building


(12/22/2015)
The prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence unveiled an extensive $12.1 million renovation of its Illustration Studies Building (ISB) on Oct. 10. The newly expanded and modernized building was officially dedicated during the school’s annual RISD by Design event.
 

Making Schools More Resilient to Natural Disasters

By Bill Robinson
(12/15/2015)
When a serious flood, earthquake or other natural disaster occurs in a particular area, the effects are often devastating. Entire neighborhoods are destroyed. Buildings collapse. People are injured or even killed. Part of what makes natural disasters so powerful is that no one knows when they’ll occur. While you can’t predict when an earthquake will strike, you can prepare for it by making your school more resilient to natural disasters.
 

BenU’s New School of Business Anchors Campus

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/15/2015)
The new Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business opened at Benedictine University (BenU) in Lisle. The Chicago office of DLR Group designed the new 125,000-square-foot facility, which is now the largest classroom building on campus. School Construction News spoke with DLR Group Designer Scott Swanson about the project and its significance for the campus.
 

Drexel University Wins Awards for Student Housing

By Jessie Fetterling
(12/03/2015)
Three student housing projects owned by American Campus Communities Inc. and located at Drexel University in Philadelphia were recently awarded for their success.
 

Construction Progresses on Naugatuck Valley Health Sciences Building

By Lindsey Coulter
(12/03/2015)
Work is currently underway to expand and revitalize Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Founders Hall in Waterbury. Upon completion, the hall will serve as the new home for the college’s Center for Health Sciences. The $44 million project will include more than 85,000 square feet of comprehensive renovations and additions, creating a new facility to house a variety health sciences programs.