Editor's Note: Special June Issue

The June issue is always a very special issue. It features our Educational Design Showcase, highlighting the most innovative projects and the best architectural firms in the industry. For most of you, finding funds for renovations and new school construction has been a challenge over the past few years.

We were hit hard by the economy, but for the first time since 2007, the signs of recovery are visible. The stock market is up, job creation is up and the housing market is stabilizing. While fewer construction projects may have been started in the past few years, master planning has been in high gear.

With the need identified, the backlog of projects and the buzz on the street … I feel confident saying that we are finally heading in the right direction. As you can see by the projects featured in this month’s Education Design Showcase starting after page 26, the facilities that are being built are top-notch.
Another piece of exciting news this month is that School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management are now a part of 1105 Media.

This strategic move will not only allow SP&M and CP&M to continue to provide valuable, quality content relevant to you, our readers, it will increase our market penetration and thought-leadership by applying 1105 Media’s broader range of resources.

In addition to the magazines that many of you have come to depend on, over the next few months you will notice the expansion of our brand. We plan to take full advantage of our expanded capabilities, which will allow us to become a comprehensive, multi-channel resource that encompasses print, online and events.

While our capabilities and ownership have changed, the familiar faces you have come to know on our editorial and sales teams remain the same. We are still here to serve you!

For the last 20 years, School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management have been a part of the Peter Li Education Group — and it has been a great 20 years.

We owe Peter Li a debt of gratitude for providing us with the ability to serve you and the education market — making schools and colleges better places for students to learn. We are thankful for our past and look forward to our future! 

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management June 2013 issue of Spaces4Learning.