Kent State Debuts New Design Loft Plans

Exemplifying the high level of design education and expertise offered by its architecture program, the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design’s soon to be built Design Loft is a model of innovative, forward thinking construction.

UC San Diego’s MESOM Lab Earns LEED Platinum

The Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego’s (UC San Diego) received LEED Platinum certification after opening last year. Designed by THA Architecture of Portland, Ore., and constructed by Rudolph and Sletten, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., the MESOM Laboratory joins the David Keeling Apartments as the second LEED Platinum building on the UC San Diego campus.

Harvard Tops Off Longfellow Hall Renovation

Harvard University marked a significant construction milestone in mid May with the topping off of the Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Longfellow Hall renovation. The redesign and vertical expansion project will create a new fifth floor to the currently four-level building, adding new flexible meeting and classroom space to the historic campus.

MSU to Debut New Athletic Facilities

By Jessie Fetterling
Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield will reveal a new track and three synthetic turf fields in August. The project is part of a $24 million makeover to the campus’ athletic and recreation facilities.

Lake Mills Elementary Designed for Security

Currently under construction, the new 95,000-square-foot Lake Mills Elementary School will seek LEED Silver certification with a the project design that features several sustainability initiatives as well as security measures that have become almost standard in today’s 21st century schools.