Kihei High School: A 2016 Project to Watch

Despite a January 2016 groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated Kihei High School in Maui, Hawaii Department of Education officials told members of the Maui County Council Planning Committee in August that grading and infrastructure on the project site may not begin for another two years. This timeline would push the school’s opening back to 2022, two years later than originally anticipated.

Science on Display

By Jessie Fetterling
A transparent and open design helped the new 100,000-square-foot life sciences building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles showcase its science education. Opened in time for the university’s first day of classes last fall, the $110 million building features several ways for visitors to get a glimpse of the school’s research and curriculum in action.

Construction Progresses on Naugatuck Valley Health Sciences Building

By Lindsey Coulter
Work is currently underway to expand and revitalize Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Founders Hall in Waterbury. Upon completion, the hall will serve as the new home for the college’s Center for Health Sciences. The $44 million project will include more than 85,000 square feet of comprehensive renovations and additions, creating a new facility to house a variety health sciences programs.

Fitchburg State University Dedicates Science Complex

Fitchburg State University recently dedicated its new $57 million, LEED Silver Antonucci Science Complex, which provides laboratory, research and classroom facilities in a single location.

Marquette University Expands to Milwaukee’s Global Water Center

Marquette University in Milwaukee will be the final tenant in the city’s Global Water Center, a collaborative water-industry consortium located in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Western Michigan University Honored for Sustainability Efforts

By Jessie Fetterling
Western Michigan University (WMU) was one of 10 institutions and individuals honored on Dec. 17 by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, which hosts an annual awards program to recognize the best environmental efforts in schools and universities across the country.

L.A. City College Recognized for Design Excellence

The new Los Angeles City College (LACC) Student Union has received a 2014 Design Award at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Presented by the Los Angeles Business Council, the awards celebrate the region’s new and innovative architectural achievements.

Science and Engineering Building Underway at Northeastern

Northeastern University recently broke ground on the new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC). University President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined students, community members, local politicians and members of the design team in marking the occasion.

Public Universities Outpace Private Counterparts in Sustainability Efforts

According to a study conducted by sustainable furniture asset management company The Refinishing Touch, top public universities are outperforming top private universities when it comes to campus sustainability initiatives.

Historic Building Renovation Brings College Campus to the Community

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) recently received LEED Gold certification for its new Zilber School of Public Health. The structure is located off-campus and serves as the home for a new department at the university, which will provide all new programming and degrees to prepare students for work in the public health sector.