U.C. Davis Earns Third LEED Platinum Award

The University of California, Davis earned its third LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its new 83,000-square-foot complex.

CA Data Reveals "Significant" Achievement Gap

While about three out of four California students who started high school in 2006 graduated in 2010, a little more than 18 percent dropped out, with a significant achievement gap evident among minority students, according to an announcement by the state department of education. The 74.4 percent graduation rate and the 18.2 percent dropout rates continue to show a “significant achievement gap” between students who are Hispanic, African-American, or English learners and their peers, according to the statement.

UCSF Embraces Creative Design in Earthquake Country

By Lisa Kopochinski
The University of California, San Francisco’s new $23 million Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building is as unique in its serpentine design as it is in its use.

Prototype Designed to Meet LAUSD Needs

The Los Angeles Unified School district signed a contract with Gonzalez Goodale Architects through a competitive design process for new school building prototype to replace thousands of temporary classrooms.

HMC Merges with San Francisco’s Beverly Prior Architects

California-based planning and design firm HMC Architects merged with Beverly Prior Architects of San Francisco.

California University Builds Eco-Friendly Apartments

By Lisa Kopochinski
When completed this September, Santa Clara University will open its first eco-friendly student-housing complex — all part of its larger plan to attain net zero carbon emissions by 2015.

San Mateo College Earns LEED Gold

By Lisa Kopochinski
The College of San Mateo recently received LEED Gold designation from the USGBC for its new health and wellness building.

New Med School 'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

An opening ceremony for the School of Medicine Research building at the University of California, Riverside was held in March, setting a standard for sustainable laboratory design at the university.

Bid Date Extended for Oakland Youth Center

The bid date on Alameda County’s Ashland Youth Center was extended to March 21.

Facility of the Month: Loma Linda University

By Sameea Kamal
The 149,000-square-foot, four-level Centennial Complex includes classrooms, labs, exam rooms, faculty offices and an Amphitheater Center with 250-seat and 350-seat theaters for regularly scheduled classes, seminars and programs.