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New Construction

Tennessee K–12 District Breaks Ground on New Administrative Building

The Franklin Special School District (FSSD) in Franklin, Tenn., recently announced that construction has begun on a new Central Office Building for the district.

Flooring

Flooring Innovations Offer Eco-Friendly and Durable Options

Renewing and maintaining school floors is friendly on the budget and environment.

Architects

LAN Welcomes New Program Manager

Planning, engineering, and program management services firm LAN recently announced that it has welcomed a new Program Manager to its team.

New Construction

Case Western Reserve University Selects Architect for New Science Building

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced that it has selected a designer for a new construction project on campus, according to a news release.

New Construction

Tennessee University Starts Construction on New Engineering Facility

Middle Tennessee State University recently announced that construction of a new Applied Engineering Building has begun on its campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to a news release.

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Begins $3.5M Addition, Renovation for Minnesota High School

Construction firm Kraus-Anderson recently began a $3.5-million addition and renovation project for Jackson County Central Schools in Jackson, Minn.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Breaks Ground on Tenth Elementary School

The Waxahachie Independent School District near Dallas, Texas, recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s tenth elementary school, according to a news release.

New Construction

UC San Diego Starts Construction on 2,400-Bed Residential Complex

Local news reports that the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) will soon break ground on the Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood, a four-building complex that will provide additional academic and residential facilities.

New Construction

Texas A&M Breaks Ground on New Campus in Fort Worth

The Texas A&M University System recently announced that it has broken ground on the first building of its new urban research campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

New Construction

Laredo ISD Provides Updates on $100M in District Construction Projects

The Board of Trustees for the Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, Texas, recently received updates on a series of district construction projects totaling about $100 million, according to local news.



Sustainability

University of California Signs Wind-Energy Contract

Local news reports that a renewable energy powerline in New Mexico recently received federal approval. The wind farm has already signed contracts with its first two customers—including the University of California, according to the Carlsbad Current Argus.

Construction Funding

Baltimore, Md., to Receive $80M in State Grants for School Construction

Local news reports that Baltimore County in Maryland will receive $80 million in state grants to support school construction projects in progress, according to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewki.

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Starts Construction on 3 Schools for Wisconsin K–12 District

Construction management firm Kraus-Anderson recently announced that it has begun a series of renovation and addition projects for three schools in the Grantsburg School District in Grantsburg, Wis., according to a news release.

New Construction

Aurora University Completes Residence Hall for Neurodiverse Students

Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., recently completed construction on a new campus residence hall geared toward students on the autism spectrum, according to a news release.

Campus Renovations

Bryant University Expands Campus with Property Donation

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., recently announced plans to expand its campus after a real estate donation from nearby Fidelity Investments, according to a news release.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Opens Natatorium at Local YMCA

The Crowley Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, recently celebrated a grand opening for the CISD Natatorium at the Ryan Family YMCA, according to a news release.

Campus Technology

LG Highlights Digital Display Technology at InfoComm 2023

LG Business Solutions USA will be showcasing a wide variety of digital display solutions this week at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, Fla., according to a news release.

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Another School Year Comes to an End

From space design, to using ESSER funds to improve school HVAC systems and indoor air quality, to sustainability, to modernizing a high-school library, there’s a lot for facilities managers to juggle.

Campus Technology

Hytera Debuts New PoC to DMR/Analog Gateway Solution

Two-way radio communications solutions provider Hytera US Inc. recently announced the launch of its newest product, Hytera HALO Bridge.

New Construction

Cornell Starts Construction on New Computer Science Building

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently began construction on a new facility for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Cornell Bowers CIS), according to a news release.

New Construction

Minnesota K–12 District Starts Construction on New Elementary School

Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools in Le Sueur, Minn., recently announced that construction has begun on a $40.4-million elementary school, according to a news release.

New Construction

College Station ISD Breaks Ground on New CTE Center

The College Station Independent School District in College Station, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center.

New Construction

Los Angeles Valley College Breaks Ground on Academic Complex

Los Angeles Valley College in Los Angeles, Calif., recently broke ground on a new Academic Complex Building in conjunction with Los Angeles Community College, according to local news.

New Construction

Ohio State University Approves Two Major Construction Projects

The Board of Trustees at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, recently approved two major construction projects on education and research facilities, according to local news.

New Construction

Houston-Area K–12 District Breaks Ground on New CTE Center

The Brazosport Independent School District in Freeport, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center at Brazosport High School, according to a news release.

Health and Wellness

Bridging the Online/Offline Gap in Protecting Student Wellbeing

There’s an ongoing battle in America’s K-12 schools, and it’s for the sound mental health of students. Unfortunately, our kids are facing a serious crisis when it comes to their mental health.

New Construction

N.D. K–12 District Begins $12.6M Renovation, Addition Project

The Litchville-Marion School District in Marion, N.D., recently began a $12.6-million remodeling and addition project in partnership with construction firm Kraus-Anderson, according to a news release.

New Construction

Auburn University Starts Construction on College of Education Building

Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., recently announced that construction has begun on a new facility for the College of Education, a university news release reports.

New Construction

Pennsylvania University to Build New Facility for OT, PT Programs

Misericordia University in Dallas, Penn., recently announced the beginning of a renovation and construction project for its Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) programs, according to university news.

Campus Audio

Listen Up: Creating More Equitable Learning Environments

A simple and tangible step that K–12 leaders can take to support all students more effectively is to make sure students can hear their teachers and their classmates. When students can hear instruction clearly, everyone benefits.

Classroom Design

Every Student Can Be a “Math Person” with the Right Curriculum

Enjoying math is just like enjoying a sport; it works better if you are doing it with other people. And learning math is like learning a sport; you learn by doing it, not by watching somebody else do it.

New Construction

Colorado District Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New High School

Pueblo School District 60 in Pueblo, Colo., recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first new high-school facility in about 50 years, according to local news.

Campus Security

The Beauty of Hardened Glass

Glass has long been a favorite material of architects and designers, and there are many good reasons why. Along with the benefits of glass in K–12 design, however, come greater concerns today about its security and safety—especially with the increase in active shootings on school campuses.

New Construction

California Elementary School to Break Ground

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District in Folsom, Calif., is set to break ground on its newest elementary school, according to local news.

Architects

VLK Architects Welcomes New Principal in San Antonio

VLK Architects recently announced the addition of a new Principal to its staff in the San Antonio, Texas, office.

New Construction

University of Arkansas Research Facility Reaches Construction Milestone

Construction on the Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research (I3R) on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., recently reached a significant milestone, according to university news.

Awards

Spaces4Learning Launches 2023 New Product Award Program

Spaces4Learning is accepting entries for the 2023 New Product Awards! The final submission deadline is Friday, June 23, 2023.

New Construction

Northwestern College Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall

Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, recently broke ground on a new, all-women’s residence hall, according to local news.

New Construction

Alabama Community College Announces New Construction, Renovation Project

The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) campus in Phil Campbell, Ala., recently announced a $30-million construction and renovation project during a town hall community meeting, according to a news release.

Campus Design

Designing for Neurodiversity: Leveraging Research to Create Spaces for All Learners

Interior design is often considered an art, but it’s also very much a science—especially when it comes to designing for neurodiverse populations.