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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cornell University has recently unveiled its first LEED Platinum building at the school’s Ithaca, N.Y. campus. The Human Ecology Building was awarded the prestigious honor for its sustainable building commitments.