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HPM Announces New Director of Planning Services

Program management firm HPM, based in Birmingham, Ala., recently announced that it has named Scott Leopold as its new Director of Planning Services.

New Construction

Supply-Chain Issues Delay Opening of Connecticut Elementary School

Brookfield Public Schools in Brookfield, Conn., recently announced that the move-in date for its new elementary school has been delayed following a series of supply-chain issues, according to local news.

Safety & Security

Building Design that Supports Quick and Safe Evacuations

Evacuation plans are a must-have for any school campus. When students and faculty know how to exit a building safely and efficiently during an emergency, the risk of injury and death is significantly reduced. The traditional evacuation plans can be supported through building design.

Campus Architecture

Nonprofit Organization to Help Students Pursue Architecture Careers

A nonprofit organization aimed at helping students pursue careers in architecture recently announced a public-facing launch, according to a news release.

New Construction

Marquette University to Start Construction on New College of Nursing

Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., recently announced that construction will begin soon on a new home for the College of Nursing, according to university news.

Campus Security

Utah District Selects Video Management Solution

The Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently announced that it will partner with Salient Systems to deploy the CompleteView Video Management Platform district-wide across more than 130 schools, administrative offices, and other facilities, a news release reports.

Valley View Innovation School

Campus Renovation

Denver School District Debuts New PreK–8, Project-Based Learning Environment

Mapleton Public Schools in Denver, Colo., recently announced the completion of a design-build redevelopment in partnership with The Neenan Company, according to a news release.

Classroom with HVAC unit

Healthy Schools

Great IAQ Is No Longer Just an Option for K–12 Schools

In the pre-pandemic world, IAQ was often recognized as a best practice for K–12 facilities. While its importance was never in question, there wasn’t much of an emphasis on the vital role it plays in our children’s lives and development. It didn’t make the evening news or create the buzz it does now. The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the necessity of having clean, comfortable air.

Drury University Enterprise Center

Facility Focus

Drury University’s Enterprise Center Created as Campus and Community Hub

The Enterprise Center at Drury University, its first new building—and first major academic building—to be built in over 20 years, is a tripartite composition that contributes magnificently to its setting, to the fabric of the university, and to the fabric of the city of Springfield, Mo.

New Construction

Student Housing Development at University of Wisconsin-Madison Breaks Ground

Ground was recently broken for a new dorm facility on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New Construction

University of Alabama Completes Construction on New Dormitory

Construction management firm HPM recently announced that it has finished construction on a new residence hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

New Construction

University of Nebraska–Lincoln to Start Construction on New Music Building

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced a start date for construction on new facilities for its Glenn Korff School of Music. Work on the Westbrook Music Building is scheduled to start on Monday, Dec. 19, with an estimated completion date of spring 2025, according to university news.

New Construction

Texas District Selects Program Manager for $247.7M School Bond

The Sheldon Independent School District in Harris County, Texas, recently announced that it has selected a Program Manager for a recent voter-approved bond of $247.7 million, according to a news release.


Quattrocchi Kwok Architects Leadership Transition

Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA), based in Santa Rosa, Calif., recently announced a leadership transition that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. A news release reports that the architecture firm’s Founding Principals—Mark Quattrocchi, FAIA, and Steve Kwok, AIA—will take on Principal Emeritus status, continuing to work with select clients and offer mentorship while moving away from direct leadership.

University of Tampa Multipurpose Building

New Construction

University of Tampa Begins Construction on 10-Story Multipurpose Building

The University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., recently announced that construction has begun on a new, 10-story Multipurpose Building, according to a news release.

New Construction

TCU Breaks Ground on School of Medicine in Fort Worth

Texas Christian University recently broke ground on a new school of medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, to meet rising demand for medical services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to a news release. The Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine is scheduled to open in summer 2024.

New Construction

Marquette University Opens Business School’s New Home

Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., recently opened the doors to its newest academic building, Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall. University news reports that the building will serve as the new home for Marquette Business and its associated leadership innovation programs, and faculty and staff have already started moving in.

Pine Island Early Childhood Center

New Construction

Construction Complete on $6.1M Early Childhood Center

Construction management firm Kraus-Anderson recently announced that it has completed construction on the Early Childhood Center for Pine Island Schools in Pine Island, Minn.

Campus Security

New Jersey School District to Install Entry Screening Solution

Patriot One Technologies recently announced that it will install entry screening solutions for a school district in Lakewood, N.J., according to a news release.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley


Schools In Focus: Shedding Light on the Benefits of Daylight

This episode's guest is Dr. Neall Digert, Vice President of Solatube International, Inc., who’s here to tell us about the benefits of daylight in education spaces.

OM Seating Plot Twist

Campus Amenities

OM Seating’s Plot Twist Solution Gathers Accolades

The Plot Twist—a mobile, rotating pouf featuring a variety of customizations—has recently received a number of awards across the educational, healthcare, and commercial verticals, according to a news release from its manufacturer, OM Seating.

New Construction

Tufts University to Build New Residence Hall

Tufts University in Boston, Mass., recently announced that a new undergraduate residence hall for juniors and seniors is in the planning stages, according to a university news release.

Fordham University Student Center

Facility Focus

Fordham University Completes Renovations to Father McShane Student Center

The long-standing partnership between Fordham University and locally headquartered design firm HLW is deeply entwined with New York's architectural legacy. Its latest collaboration––the university's new center for student life––celebrates that history through a masterful bridging of old and new programs and aesthetics.


University of Pittsburgh to Build 20MW Solar Farm

The University of Pittsburgh recently began construction on a 20-megawatt solar farm that, once complete, will provide 100 percent of its electricity to the campus for the next twenty years, according to a university news release.

New Construction

DIGroup Selected as Design Architect for New NYC PreK–5 School

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) recently selected DIGroup Architecture as the design architect for a new PreK–5 school to be built in the Bronx borough of New York City, N.Y.

New Construction

San Diego Unified School District Opens New Elementary School

The San Diego Unified School District recently celebrated the grand opening of a new elementary school in Mission Valley, Calif.

Professional Development

PBLWorks Opens Registration for Professional Development Conference

PBLWorks recently opened registration for PBL World 2023, a professional development conference focused on Project Based Learning, scheduled from June 26–29, 2023, in Napa Valley, Calif.

Campus Amenities

Malish Corp. Announces Resolution of Legal Proceedings

The Malish Corporation recently announced legal proceedings between itself and a former partner, Diamabrush LLC, have been resolved.

Campus Amenities

Wesleyan University Installs Boiler that Converts Lost Heat into Electricity

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., recently installed a new heating system in one of its residence halls that also generates free electricity, according to a news release.

Alamo Colleges District

Campus Renovations

Alamo Colleges District Selects Program Management Services Provider

The Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio, Texas, recently announced that it has selected program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to provide its services for a $270-million renovation project across various facilities.


EMU Selects Builders for 'Welcome Home 2025' Initiative

Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., recently announced that it will partner with Gilbane Building Company, Clark Construction, and AVB Inc. for the three-year, $200-million campus renovation project, according to a news release. The “Welcome Home 2025” initiative consists of the new construction of two new residence halls, as well as renovations to all other campus dorms to improve amenities like HVAC, restrooms, and technology upgrades.

New Construction

University of Vermont Opens New Medical Research Facility

The University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., recently celebrated the grand opening of a new medical research building as part of the Larner College of Medicine. The Firestone Medical Research Building covers 62,650 square feet and will feature amenities like flexible research lab space, lab support, administrative space, core space for circulation, and more. It will also play home to multidisciplinary research teams in fields like lung disease, cancer, cardiovascular health, and brain health, according to a university news release.

University of Texas at Austin Texas One Stop seating area

University of Texas at Austin Texas One Stop

Project of Distinction 2022 Education Design Showcase

Cascades Elementary entrance

Cascades Elementary

Grand Prize 2022 Education Design Showcase

Berkshire Middle and High School entrance

Inventionland Education Innovation Labs

Project of Distinction 2022 Education Design Showcase

Blue Ridge Elementary School

Blue Ridge Elementary School

Project of Distinction 2022 Education Design Showcase

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders entrance

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Project of Distinction 2022 Education Design Showcase

University of Texas at Austin Texas Welcome Center entrance

University of Texas at Austin Texas Welcome Center

Grand Prize 2022 Education Design Showcase

Sanchez Elementary School entrance

Sanchez Elementary School Modernization

Project of Distinction 2022 Education Design Showcase

a full size pirate ship in the classroom

Project-Based Learning

The Top 10 Things I Learned From Building a $51M PreK–12 Campus

Berkshire Local Schools Superintendent John Stoddard gives the inside scoop on what he learned and the advice he’d give on the heels of completing a new PreK–12 campus in Burton, Ohio.

Lincoln School Retrofitted Exterior

Building Blueprints

Retrofitting An Old Target Store into a New School Campus

Studies show that retrofitting existing school buildings is both cheaper and greener, but what happens when a school district runs out of space for a growing student body?

New Construction

University of Memphis Breaks Ground on STEM Facility

The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new STEM Research and Classroom Building, according to university news. The two-story building comes with a price tag of $41 million, will cover 65,000 square feet, and is scheduled for completion in early 2024.

VERVE West Lafayette Rendering

New Construction

Subtext Breaks Ground on Off-Campus Student Housing at Purdue University

Student housing development firm Subtext and Brinkmann Constructors recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a seven-story student housing development two blocks away from the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

New Construction

Florida Polytechnic, IFF Lay Groundwork for Citrus Innovation Center

Representatives from Florida Polytechnic University and IFF recently gathered to celebrate laying the foundation for a new Citrus Innovation Center on the university’s campus in Lakeland, Fla.

classroom with children in uniforms and raising hands to answer questions

Design That Supports Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Behavior Management and Classroom Design Go Hand-In-Hand

The pandemic has hurt the social-emotional development of students; however, it has also given K–12 leaders a unique opportunity to reimagine what our learning spaces might look like by considering them through a lens of equity, inclusion, and student empowerment. In doing so, we can improve student behavior and motivation at the same time.

New Construction

Texas District Breaks Ground on $140M Replacement High School

The Waco Independent School District in Waco, Texas, recently broke ground on a replacement facility for Waco High School.

Healthy Schools

ABM, S.C. District Partner on Energy Performance Contracting Program

Facility solutions provider ABM recently announced that it has initiated an Energy Performance Contracting Program with the Abbeville County School District (ACSD) in South Carolina. A news release reports that the solution will modernize facility infrastructure in all the district’s schools and save the district about $4.9 million in energy and operating costs over the next 15 years.

colorful rockwall feature at school with students climbing

Design That Supports Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Designing Equitable Experiences for Students with Special Needs

The lessons learned from designing spaces for special education schools provide valuable insights for every school looking to improve equity and inclusivity on campus.

Campus Modernization

Five Ways to Turn an Existing Media Center into a Multipurpose, Collaborative Space

Our pre-K through eighth-grade Catholic parish school was built in 2001, so it’s still considered fairly “young” as far as educational institutions go. With education evolving at the speed of light over the last two decades, we simply can’t afford to rest on our laurels—even if those laurels are younger than those of most other schools.

New Construction

Wisconsin Tech School Breaks Ground on Public Safety Education Center

Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wis., held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for its new Public Safety Education Center, according to local news. The facility is the final piece of the ongoing Public Safety + Transportation Complex project, the result of a $32-million referendum that local voters passed in November 2020.