DePaul Building Wins Construction Award

The Chicago Building Congress (CBC) and Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) International recently recognized the DePaul University Theatre School in Chicago, Ill. 2014 with a CBC/COAA Owners’ Choice Award.

New UMSL Rec Center Packed With Amenities

Though rainy weather impacted the November 2013 groundbreaking of the new Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL), the area’s harsh winter weather has not disrupted the facility’s overall construction schedule.

DePaul’s Theatre School Achieves LEED Gold

By Jessie Fetterling
The Theatre School at DePaul University achieved LEED Gold certification earlier this month, becoming Chicago’s first performing arts building to achieve that level of certification. The 165,000-square-foot Theatre School debuted in time for the 2013-2014 school year. The facility has been in development since 2001, but the school had needed a proper facility for decades, said John Culbert, dean of the Theatre School.

New Student Recreation Center Underway at UCR

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a $32.5 million project that will expand and modernize its recreation center on campus. Los Angeles-based general contractor C.W. Driver has recently started construction on the new student recreation center, which involves 9,000 square feet of renovations to the existing recreation center and more than 80,000 square feet of new construction in order to expand its offerings to the university community.

Green Building Benefits

By Torrey Sims
Stuart Brodsky has dedicated his 25-year career at Cannon Design in Chicago to designing and planning educational facilities. At a firm renowned for its K-12 expertise, Brodsky’s projects have received national recognition by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the Council for Educational Facility Planners and the American Association of School Administrators.

Stephen Johnson

Cannon Design, an international design firm, recently announced Stephen Johnson, FAIA, principal and leader of the firm’s Boston office, has achieved the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows Medal.