Industry News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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.

ESSER Funds HVAC Upgrades

Healthy Schools

How ESSER Funds Can Help with HVAC Upgrades

The importance of HVAC units in schools was brought to the forefront when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the early parts of 2020. While vaccines became one option for combating the virus, the need for increased ventilation and filtration became an area of focus for many school districts.

New Construction

Quinnipiac University to Build $293M South Quad

Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., recently received final approval from the Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission to build a new, $293-million South Quad, according to a university news release.

New Construction

NCCU Adds Three New On-Campus Residence Halls

Earlier this year, North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., finished construction on three new on-campus residence halls in cooperation with infrastructure solutions company Corvias.

Campus Renovations

Michigan University Approves $5.8M in Housing Renovations

The Board of Control at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) in University Center, Mich., recently approved $5.8 million in renovations to campus residence halls, according to local news.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.