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New Construction

Orange County District to Open 5 New Schools

Orange County Public Schools in Orange County, Fla., will open five new schools in August to accommodate rising enrollment figures, according to a news release.

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Campus Renovations

Construction Firm Completes Two Projects for Manhattan Private Schools

A recent news release reports that construction firm EW Howell Construction Group has completed expansion and renovation projects at two private K–8 schools in Manhattan, N.Y.

Zumbro Education District Special Education Center

New Construction

Minnesota District to Open New Special Education Facility

The Zumbro Education District in Byron, Minn., recently completed construction on a new special education facility for the district. According to a news release, the $16.47-million, 61,031-square-foot space will serve as a combined learning center for three separate program types for at-risk K–12 students.

New Construction

Saddleback College Opens New STEM Facility

Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif., recently opened a new STEM facility on its campus. The Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences (ATAS) building measures in at 52,913 square feet and provides multidisciplinary space for labs and classrooms, general instructional areas, and administrative space.

Bucknell West Residence Hall

New Construction

Bucknell University to Build New Residence Halls

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., recently announced that it will build four apartment-style residence halls over the next two years.

New Construction

Thomas More University Selects Contractor for New Academic Building

Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Ky., recently announced that it has selected Turner Construction Company as the general contractor for its new Academic Center.

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Campus Furnishings

Whitney Brothers Debuts Superbright LED Creative Cube

Children’s furniture solutions company Whitney Brothers recently introduced a new product that combines a play house cube and a light table.

New Construction

Idaho Falls Board of Trustees Approves $250M Bond Proposal

Last week, the Idaho Falls School District 91 Board of Trustees approved a $250-million bond proposal that would provide funds to renovate and improve several schools within the district.

Campus Renovations

Maine High School Starts Construction on $4.3M Athletic Complex

Kennebunk High School in Kennebunk, Maine, recently began work on a new $4.3-million athletic complex. RSU 21 School Board Chair Art LeBlanc called the project “very exciting and long overdue,” as the existing athletic complex has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

New Construction

Virginia Commonwealth University to Build New Honors Dorms

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., recently moved forward with plans to build a new residence hall for honors students.



Awards Program

Spaces4Learning Launches Education Design Showcase 2022

Submit your project today and pay nothing to enter. If your project is selected for publication in the 2022 Education Design Showcase, you will receive an invoice in late September to help cover judging expenses and production, printing and distribution of Spaces4Learning magazine. Don't miss your chance to be part of this program, which highlights the nation's finest environments for teaching and learning. The extended submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 9!

New Construction

Arkansas District Begins $140M Renovation, Construction Project

A $140-million renovation and construction project has already begun at three schools within Springdale Public Schools in Springdale, Ark.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: Managing Schools and Classrooms to Promote Student Wellness

Our guest today is Bob Dillon, a school designer and consultant with STS Education. He's here to talk about the importance of student wellness during the learning day, from the time students arrive at the bus stop to the final bell.

New Construction

San Francisco Unified School District to Build New Elementary School

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) recently announced that it is partnering with construction company McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and architecture firm DLR Group to build a new elementary school in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco.

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IT Management

Education Leaders Discuss Enabling the Digital-First Campus

Technology can streamline university services and processes and ultimately help advance the institutional mission—when leveraged strategically. Higher education leaders share how they optimize operations, pursue digital efficiencies and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

New Construction

MSU Breaks Ground on Student Activities Center

Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., recently broke ground on a new student activities center.

New Construction

Uvalde Mayor Says Robb Elementary School to Be Demolished

Mayor Don McLaughlin announced during a Uvalde Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, that Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, will be demolished in the wake of the shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers, according to national news.

Campus Transportation

Los Angeles District Awards $400M Student Transportation Contract

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently announced that it has awarded a $400-million transportation contract with student transportation company Zum.

Campus Safety

NCES Data Report Increases in K–12 School Shootings, Cyberbullying

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released a report titled “Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021” indicating a significant rise in both school shootings and cyberbullying activity during the last decade.

Construction Research

Texas A&M Receives Grant to Develop 3D-Printable ‘Hempcrete’ Buildings

Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, recently received a $3.74-million grant to research and develop the ability to 3D-print buildings using concrete made from hemp—or “hempcrete.”

Fort Worth Country Day track field project

Campus Renovations

Texas Private School Breaks Ground on $3.5M Track & Turf Project

Fort Worth Country Day, a college preparatory school in Fort Worth, Texas, recently announced that ground has been broken on a $3.5-million athletics improvement project.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: Hacking the Senses to Boost Student Wellness

Today's guests are Kim Montague, Executive Director - research and insights, and Kaelynn Reid, design futurist, both with Kimball International. They're here to talk about the design elements of multi-sensory environments that research and experience have shown to maximize student wellness.

Campus Security

Minnesota Districts Implement SafeWood Designs Bullet-Resistant Products

Local news reports that Minnesota K–12 school districts are reviewing products from SafeWood Designs, which manufactures bullet-resistant products for schools, including doors, wall panels, hardware systems, furniture, and even whiteboards.

Campus Security

Physical Security Companies Form Strategic Partnership

Security shutter and storm protection solutions provider QMI Security Solutions, working with Management and Prospect Partners, recently closed on an investment of Riot Glass, Inc. and Campbell Corporation.

New Construction

Notre Dame Begins Construction on New Residence Hall

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., recently announced that construction has begun on a new men’s residence hall to be named the East Quad Men’s Residence Hall.

New Construction

UW-River Falls Plans $117M STEM Facility

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, located in River Falls, Wis., is in the final phases of planning construction on a new, $117-million STEM facility.

New Construction

Eastern Michigan University Announces $200M in Campus Housing Projects

Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., recently announced that it has finalized a plan to invest $200 million in a series of on-campus housing projects.

New Construction

Rhode Island High School Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Facility

Officials gathered on Friday, June 17, to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rogers High School in Newport, R.I. The school’s existing facility opened in 1957 and was “in the worst shape” in comparison to more than 300 schools around the state, according to local news.

Campus Renovations

Texas Junior High to See Renovations, Conversion to Middle School

Preparations are underway for significant renovations to Westwood Junior High School in Palestine, Texas.

Campus Modernization

STEAM-Focused Elementary School Kicks Off Whole Site Modernization

Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School, part of the San Diego Unified School District in San Diego, Calif., recently broke ground on a whole site modernization project.

Campus Technology

Kajeet, Google Cloud Partner to Provide Private 5G to Schools

Private wireless provider Kajeet recently announced a partnership with Google to deploy its Private 5G platform through Google Distributed Cloud Edge.

New Construction

WKU Regents Approve Multiple Construction Projects

During a special budget meeting last week, the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents unanimously approved four major construction projects for its campus in Bowling Green, Ky.

Linea Slimline Acoustic LED System

Campus Amenities

Luxxbox Upgrades Linea Slimline Acoustic LED System

Luxxbox, which provides acoustic and flexible workspace solutions, recently announced significant upgrades to its slimline acoustic LED system.

Campus Renovations

Colorado District Completes District-Wide Renovation Project

The Yuma School District in Fort Collins, Colo., recently announced that it has finished a district-wide renovation project that provides modernized facilities for both expanded programming and upgraded security.

Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center replacement

Campus Renovations

Tampa Education Center to See $19.5M Campus Replacement

The Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center in Tampa, Fla., recently selected construction firm Skanska to lead its $19.5-million campus replacement project.

Campus Renovations

Historic Junior/Senior High School Re-Opens After Major Renovation

Manzanola Junior/Senior High School in Manzanola, Colo., recently debuted a new campus addition and significant renovations to its original building, which was built in 1925.

Funding

Two L.A. Colleges Receive $400K in Community Project Funding

The Los Angeles Community College District announced recently that two of its schools will receive $400,000 in Community Project Funding.

Swenson Family Hall of Engineering

New Construction

Chapman University Debuts New Hall of Engineering

Chapman University in Orange, Calif., recently opened a new home for its engineering school. The Swenson Family Hall of Engineering was created through a 31,000-square-foot interior build-out of the university’s existing Keck Center for Science and Engineering.

New Construction

Miami University to Undergo $169M in Summer Construction

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is set to see construction work on three major projects totaling $169 million across its campus this summer.

Rethinking Sports Facilities / Campus Amenities

Considering Spill Light at Campus Athletic Facilities

Although each piece of the project had its own unique set of challenges and considerations, the design and implementation of the outdoor lighting for the athletic field was particularly complex. The new lighting would need to be bright enough to allow activities and competitions to take place at night but regulated to the point where there would not be an excess of spill lighting that negatively affected those that lived in the nearby neighborhood.

Campus Technology

Two Networks Join eduroam Support Organizations Program

Nonprofit advanced technology community Internet2 recently announced that two additional state research and education (R&E) networks have joined its eduroam Support Organizations program.

Campus Safety

Galaxy Next Generation Offers Free One-Year Subscription

Interactive learning technology solutions provider Galaxy Next Generation recently announced that it will be offering a free one-year (academic year) subscription to its G2 Visual Alerts solution to every school and school district in the U.S.

Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center

New Construction

Dartmouth Completes New Engineering & Computer Science Center

The Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center (Class of 1982 Center) serves as both the largest construction project in the school’s history and the second-largest academic building on campus, according to a news release.

Fayetteville State University

Campus Renovations

N.C. University to Debut Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub

Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., recently announced that it will open a new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub aimed at connecting learning communities with businesses to reimagine and invigorate the workforce.

Connectivity & IT Services

Telecommunications Provider Zayo Acquires Education Networks of America

Zayo Group Holdings announced today it has acquired Education Networks of America, as the combined company aims to expand to provide managed network connectivity, communications, cloud technology, and cybersecurity services to more K–12 school districts participating in the federal E-Rate program, according to a news release.

Campus Security

Purdue University Installs License Plate Reading Cameras

The Purdue University Police Department in West Lafayette, Ind., recently announced that it is partnering with public safety technology company Flock Safety to install six automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras around campus.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: Creating Healthy Schools by Improving IEQ

Today’s guest is Kristin Moore, the Vice President of Market Segments at Armstrong World Industries. We'll talk about the importance of indoor environmental quality in creating and maintaining healthy learning spaces for kids.

New Construction

Texas District Breaks Ground on K–8 Tech Campus

The Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas, recently broke ground on a new, technology-focused campus that will serve students in grades K–8.

Campus Amenities

Kimball International Announces New Location for Chicago Showroom

Commercial furnishings provider Kimball International recently announced that its Chicago showroom will move to a new location in the Fulton Market District.

New Construction

Clark University Breaks Ground on Multidisciplinary Academic Building

Clark University in Worcester, Mass., recently broke ground on a new academic building that will allow for collaboration across disciplines, according to a press release.