Efficient Program Management Drives $267 Million Goose Creek CISD Makeover: Part II

By J.P. Grom
(10/11/2016)
Headquartered in Baytown is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas — the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD). Driven by multi-billion dollar expansions at petrochemical companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, this property-wealthy district is projecting more than 4,500 new students over the next decade, according to a demographic study. To accommodate this growth, forward-thinking area residents, business and industry representatives, community leaders and district personnel passed a $267 million bond in May 2013, following many months of work.
 

Efficient Program Management Drives $267 Million Goose Creek CISD Makeover

By J.P. Grom
(10/04/2016)
Headquartered in Baytown is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas — the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD). Driven by multi-billion dollar expansions at petrochemical companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, this property-wealthy district is projecting more than 4,500 new students over the next decade, according to a demographic study. To accommodate this growth, forward-thinking area residents, business and industry representatives, community leaders and district personnel passed a $267 million bond in May 2013, following many months of work.
 

2016 Project to Watch Update: University of Massachusetts Celebrates Project Milestone


(10/04/2016)
The $55 million, 76,000-square-foot expansion of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), a 2016 Project to Watch, reached a major construction milestone on Sept. 26. The university officially celebrated the facility’s topping out in a celebration attended by students, faculty, staff and state and local officials.
 

New York Harbor School Center Emphasizes Marine Sciences


(09/28/2016)
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and New York-based architectural firm John Ciardullo, P.C. (JC) recently completed the Marine and Science Technology (MAST) Center at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School. The school is located on Governors Island, a 172-acre island located approximately 800 yards from the southern tip of Manhattan Island, and allows high school students interested in aquaculture and marine sciences to expand their studies.
 

Q&A: Trends In Wellness Facility Design

By Lindsey Coulter
(09/28/2016)
National architecture firm SmithGroupJJR has a history designing both traditional recreation and athletics facilities as well as cutting edge wellness facilities. Its portfolio currently includes a new 92,000-square-foot student wellness center for the University of Colorado Denver, which will open in January of 2018; a hybrid recreation and wellness center at the University of Houston Clear Lake (to open in fall 2018) that includes general student recreation and wellness spaces in addition to labs and classrooms for the health and human performance department; and an outdoor recreation planning and implementation project for the University of Arkansas Fayetteville being phased through 2019.