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Allan Hancock College Fine Arts Complex

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Allan Hancock College Debuts Completed Fine Arts Complex

Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., recently opened its new Fine Arts Complex to the campus community, according to a news release.

Architects

VLK Architects Principal Named to School Safety Group

VLK Architects recently announced that Principal Lauren Brown was recently named a 2023 Co-Chair for the Texas Society of Architects School Safety Work Group, according to a news release.

Campus Safety

Honeywell Debuts Self-Testing Smoke Detector

Fire and life safety solutions provider Honeywell recently announced the launch of a UL-approved, self-testing smoke detector, according to a news release.

Virgin Islands Arthur Richards PreK–8 School

New Construction

U.S. Virgin Islands to Build First New School in Almost 30 Years

Architecture firm DLR Group recently announced that in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Education, it held a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 23 for a new PreK–8 school in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

New Construction

USF Sarasota-Manatee Breaks Ground on First Residence Hall

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus, located in Sarasota, Fla., recently broke ground on its first residence hall and student center, according to a university news release.

Campus Renovations

Boston University Finishes Renovations to Health Services Center

Boston University in Boston, Mass., recently partnered with Chapman Construction/Design to renovate its Student Health Services facility with the goal of a LEED-CI Silver certification, according to a news release.

New Construction

Texas School District Breaks Ground on Seventh Elementary School

The Royse City Independent School District in Royse City, Texas, recently broke ground on the district’s seventh elementary school, according to a news release.

New Construction

C.W. Driver Completes $52.5M K–8 School in California

Builder C.W. Driver Companies recently announced that it has completed construction on a $52.5-million K–8 campus in Irvine, Calif. The new Solis Park School campus measures in at 108,000 square feet and is currently welcoming students in grades K–5, according to a news release.

New Construction

Auburn University Completes Construction on Culinary Science Center

Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., recently celebrated the grand opening of the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, according to a news release.

Well-Being

Kimball International Launches ‘Creating Places to Belong’ Initiative

Furniture manufacturer Kimball International recently announced the launch of its “Creating Places to Belong” initiative with the goal of making employees feel valued and connected to their workplace, according to a news release.



Facility Focus

Francis Tuttle Technology Center: Danforth Campus

The Francis Tuttle Technology Center, one of the premier career training schools in Oklahoma, enlisted architecture and design firm Bockus Payne in the creation of the Francis Tuttle Danforth Campus in Edmond, Okla.

Funding

N.C. School District Drops 10 Planned Projects During Inflation

Local news reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C., has been asked to shelve 10 of 40 construction projects that were planned to put before voters on a 2023 bond referendum.

Campus Security

Texas Education Agency Sets Security Window Film Mandate

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently announced that all school districts in the state will be required to install security window film on glass doors and windows by August 2023.

Building Blueprints

Using Participatory Design to Create a Student-Centered Library

The school district of Clayton High School prides itself on a commitment to a rich, rigorous academic culture, and wanted to offer its students a state-of-the-art library that reflected those priorities. The question was: What does a 21st-century teenager want out of a library these days, anyway?

New Construction

MSU Reveals Design for Multicultural Center

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, recently released the design concept for its new Multicultural Center, according to a press release.

New Construction

Chico State University Breaks Ground on Social Sciences Building

California State University, Chico (commonly known as Chico State University) in Chico, Calif., recently began construction on a new building for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, according to a news release.

New Construction

New Hampshire High School Announces $21M Social Studies Wing

Pinkerton Academy High School in Derry, N.H., recently announced plans to build a $21-million replacement social studies wing, according to a news release.

Schools In Focus: Talking Campus Security with Mitch McKinley

Podcast

Schools In Focus: Designing a Kids' Kingdom

Our guest today is Hiroshi Okamoto, principal and co-founder of OLI Architecture. He's here to tell us about Anji Play, an early childhood education facility in the Zhejiang province of China.

Campus Technology

Pomfret School Adds Metinteractive AV Technology into Auditorium Renovations

Pomfret School, a college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 9–12 in Pomfret, Conn., recently completed renovations to one of its two auditoriums on campus, according to a news release.

New Construction

Panola College Approves Energy Technology Building Construction

The Board of Trustees at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, recently approved the construction of a new energy building on its campus, according to local news.

Campus Renovations

Howard University Launches $785M Campus Master Plan

Howard University in Washington, D.C., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for significant renovations to the 109-year-old Myrtilla Miner Building, according to a news release. The renovations mark the first step in a $785-million campus master plan that includes the construction of three new academic buildings and renovations to others by 2026.

New Construction

Long Island University Debuts College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

Long Island University recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center.

New Construction

Kraus-Anderson Completes $122M Career Academy High School

The office of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company in Duluth, Minn., recently announced that construction is complete on the new Rock Ridge Career Academy High School in Virginia, Minn.

Awards Program

Spaces4Learning Launches Education Design Showcase 2023

Spaces4Learning is now accepting entries for the Education Design Showcase 2022! The awards program celebrates innovative and practical solutions in planning, design and construction at K–12 and Higher Education institutions both.

Campus Technology

Cyber Acoustics Brings AV Technology to TCEA 2023

EdTech manufacturer Cyber Acoustics recently displayed its line of AV technology including headsets, webcams, headphones, laptop docking stations, and PC speakers at this year’s TCEA conference in San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release.

New Construction

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Starts Renovations on Two Buildings

On the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, construction will begin soon on a $100-million replacement and renovation project for two campus buildings, according to a news release.

Campus Technology

TCEA 2023: Epson Shows Off New 4K Enhanced PowerLite Laser Projectors

Epson this week announced plans for new higher resolution 4K versions of its PowerLite L Series projectors, which are on display at TCEA 2023 and will be available in March, according to a news release.

Incident IQ Launches iiQ Events Solution and Unveils iiQ Facilities Enhancements

K–12 workflow management platform Incident IQ has unveiled a new event planning solution called iiQ Events, intended to streamline staff and facilities processes leading up to and during school events, according to a news release.

Campus Safety

University of Missouri Receives $2M School Safety Grant

The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., recently announced that it has received a $2-million grant from the Department of Justice to help K–12 schools around the state identify and avoid threats to student safety, according to a news release.

New Construction

HPM, Texas K–12 District Partner for Six Groundbreakings in 2022

Program management firm HPM recently announced that during the first year of its partnership with the Manor Independent School District near Austin, Texas, ground was broken on six educational facilities during 2022, according to a news release.

Architecture & Design

HMFH Architects Announce Staff Promotions

HMFH Architects, based in Cambridge, Mass., recently announced a series of promotions for staff members Gary Brock, Suni Dillard, and Holly Miller, according to a news release.

Campus Renovations

Niagara University Completes Recreation Center Renovations

Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y., recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of $11.5 million in upgrades to the Kiernan Recreation Center, according to a news release.

New Construction

Texas University Starts Work on New Recreation Center

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) recently announced that construction has begun on a new Student Recreation Center, according to a university news release.

New Construction

Nonprofit Releases Renderings for New Uvalde Elementary School

Local news reports that the nonprofit organization planning a new elementary school for Uvalde, Texas, recently released renderings of the new facility. Robb Elementary School, the site of the school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead in May 2022, is scheduled for demolition, according to local leaders.

FreshAir Smoking Detection System

Healthy Schools

FreshAir Launches Smoking Detection Solution for Education Environments

Sensor solutions company FreshAir recently announced the launch of the FreshAir1 Smoking Detection System, according to a news release. The technology monitors for and detects tobacco and marijuana smoke, and it is geared toward use in school and university buildings.

New Construction

Amherst College to Construct Lyceum

Bruner/Cott Architects recently announced that their latest project at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., is currently under construction.

New Construction

University of Nebraska at Kearney to Build New Student Housing

The University of Nebraska’s Kearney campus in Kearney, Neb., recently announced plans to expand its student housing options in the form of a new Greek Village, according to a news release.

Daylighting

Kingspan Light + Air, Solatube Form Architectural Solutions Team

Building envelope solutions provider Kingston Light + Air and daylighting company Solatube International recently announced plans to form an Architectural Solutions Team, according to a news release.

Ely Public Schools Renovation Addition

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Finishes $21.4M, Two-School Renovation Project

Kraus-Anderson in Duluth, Minn., recently announced that it has completed a $21.43-million addition and remodel of two facilities for Ely Public Schools in Ely, Minn.

Gladstone Elementary School rendering

New Construction

Finegold Alexander Debuts Design of Rhode-Island Elementary School

Architecture firm Finegold Alexander, based in Boston, Mass., recently released the design for a ground-up rebuild of a 1950s-era elementary school in Cranston, R.I., according to a news release.

Campus Technology

Allegion Announces Integration of Schlage Intelligent Hardware, BadgePass ONE Platform

Security solutions provider Allegion US recently announced the integration of Schlage intelligent hardware with the BadgePass ONE platform, according to a news release. The result is a subscription software package that includes all the hardware and software required to both issue secure ID credentials and manage door access control.

New Construction

Grand Valley State University Adds Esports Center

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., recently debuted the newest addition to its campus, the Laker Esports Center.

New Construction

NYU to Open New Academic Center in Greenwich Village

New York University in New York City is getting ready to open its newest academic building, the John A. Paulson Center.

HVAC

Greenheck Introduces AER Configurable Condenser Fan

Greenheck, a national supplier of air movement, air control, and air conditioning equipment, recently introduced its new AER direct drive configurable condenser fan, according to a press release.

Sustainability

ABM Offers $3.7M in Energy Savings to Georgia School District

Facility solutions provider ABM recently announced that it will be partnering with the Dooly County School System in Vienna, Ga., to form an Energy Performance Contracting program. The program will save the school district about $3.7 million in energy and operating cost savings over the next 20 years, according to a press release.

Mein Collaborative Furniture

Campus Amenities

Four Tips for Creating Modern, Collaborative Learning Spaces

When building our new facility, we wanted our classrooms and common areas to be very comfortable, safe, and inviting for students. We wanted furniture that promoted that atmosphere and culture.

Events

ALAS to Hold 20th Annual Education Summit

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) recently announced that it is accepting proposals for presentations at its 20th Annual National ALAS Education Summit. The proposals are due on April 15 for the event that will take place from Oct. 4–7 in San Antonio, Texas.

New Construction

Missouri University Selects Builder for Protoplex Building

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., recently announced that it has selected the construction manager at risk for its upcoming Protoplex building. PARIC Corp. will spearhead the new facility that will become the anchor of the university’s Manufacturing Technology and Innovation Campus.

New Construction

University of British Columbia Starts Construction on Gateway Building

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, recently began construction on a new Gateway Building for the campus, according to local news.

New Construction

USC Selects Developer for $300M Health Sciences Campus

The University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., recently announced that it has selected a developer for its new health sciences campus in downtown Columbia.