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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Midland College Breaks Ground on Pre-K Academy

Midland College in Midland, Texas, recently broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot facility designed to address a shortage of early childhood education centers and a shortage of teachers in the area.

New Construction

STEAM Center Construction at University of St. Thomas Underway

At the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., construction is underway on a new centralized home for STEAM education. The Schoenecker Center will stand five stories and cover more than 130,000 square feet to integrate the school’s art, science, engineering and innovation programs.

New Construction

Penn State Approves Plans for New Liberal Arts Facility

The Board of Trustees at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Penn., recently approved final plans for the construction of a new, $127.7-million liberal arts building.

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.

Harlem Academy interior

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

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.