Construction is currently underway on the new Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Bridgeport. The 117,000-square-foot, $45 million facility will sit on an 8.7-acre site and address increasing admissions demand across SHU’s health professions programs.
Recent student enrollment growth in Bismarck required the city to open a third high school in time for the 2015-2016 school year. DLR Group designed the facility along with locally based J2 Architects, the associate architect on the project. The new Legacy High School is not only designed to accommodate 1,200 students, but also to reflect the district’s commitment to health and wellness.
A school has a responsibility to its students not only to help them learn, but also to keep them safe and provide an environment that it conducive to learning. If the heat is not working, students will struggle to learn. In an extreme cold spell, nonfunctioning heat makes the building unsafe. Temporary heating can provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment where students will thrive.
George Mason University broke ground earlier this summer on a new $73 million health sciences building to debut in 2017. The 160,000-square-foot Academic VII/Research III building is part of George Mason University's ongoing strategic plan, which includes renovating several academic buildings.
Educators who haven’t heard of "wall talkers" might cringe at the idea of letting students write all over classroom walls. However, using these writable surfaces in the classroom can be a great way to build community and increase student learning while creating a beautiful, dynamic educational environment.