Barnard College Selects SOM for New Campus Design

Barnard College has selected the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) to lead design of the schools new teaching and learning facility at its Morningside Heights campus.

AIA New England Recognizes Penn State Lab

Penn State’s Eva J. Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies (Pell Lab), designed by Payette of Boston, has received the Honor Award for Design Excellence from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is the highest honor for projects designed by New England firms.

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.

New Center at King’s College Lands AIA Award

The $10.5 million King’s College Scandlon Health and Wellness Center, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, has received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Jurors particularly noted the building’s elegant and restrained composition, careful proportions, color pallet and material use, as well as its open nature.

FSU Completes New LEED Gold Honors Facility

Florida State University (FSU) celebrated the formal dedication of its new Honors, Scholars and Fellows House on March. 6. The four-story, 37,000-square-foot annex in the heart of the FSU campus offers students an academically inspiring setting, and facilitates intellectual exchange among honors undergraduates, graduate students and fellows.

WSU’s Clean Tech Building Anticipates 2015 Opening

Washington State University has broken ground the new, state-of-the-art Clean Technology Laboratory Building.

Prairie View A&M Breaks Ground on Ag Business Building

Construction has begun on the new Agriculture & Business Multipurpose Classroom Building at Prairie View A&M University. Plans were finalized in August 2013, and crews broke ground on the 96,000-square-foot facility shortly after the New Year.

Loma Linda University Makes Advances on Capital Improvement Plan

A new seven-level parking structure on the Loma Linda University Medical Center campus was completed more than a year ahead of schedule.

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.

University of Nevada Expands Earthquake Research

The University of Nevada at Reno is now home to the nation’s largest seismic simulation and research facility, and the second largest earthquake research facility in the world.