Plans to equip 650,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students, teachers and principals with iPads, is now delayed. The Los Angeles County School Board continues to disagree on issues such as contracts, web security and curriculum, and has voted to temporarily scale back the iPad initiative.
COFXFOWLE Architects, a joint venture between Los Angeles-based CO Architects and New York-based FXFOWLE, designed a seven-story building for the nursing school at the Columbia University Medical Center campus in New York. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-summer 2014, with a two-year construction schedule that will allow the building to open in September 2016.
The Booker T. Washington STEM Academy in Champaign, Ill. recently received the 2013 James D. MacConnell Award at the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Annual Conference & Exposition in Indianapolis. Recognizing excellence in facility planning, the MacConnell Award is considered CEFPI’s most prestigious honor.