K-12 Schools

How do you create an inspiring space that has to survive the wear and tear, daily, of hundreds or maybe even thousands of kids and teens? Not only will the design be challenging, but the district’s budget may be an obstacle of its own. However, with the right approach, a school can be the foundation of a generation.
April 26, 2013 | DLR Group

DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University have collabora...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...

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Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo:

Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo: Tim Griffith

April 23, 2013 | AIA

The AIA's Committee on the Environment selected its top ten examples of sustainable architecture...

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Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy, an 80,000-sf science and technology p

Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy, an 80,000-sf science and technology public charter high school in Southeast Washington, D.C. Turner Construction is leading the design-build team of Architecture Inc. (architect), DesignTech (MEP), AMT (CE), and Myer Consulting Engineering (SE). Rendering: Architecture, Inc.

April 10, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Competition for grants, loans, and bond financing among charter schools is heating up, so make yo...

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The bookless Digital Library at UNO Galewood Charter School, one of 13 UNO charters serving Chicagos Hispanic community. Students sit at genius bars and use tablets and mobile devices to do their work. UNO wanted to break the mold of what a library is, says Patricia Saldaa Natke, Principal in Charge at UrbanWorks, Ltd., the schools designer. Christopher Barrett Photography

April 10, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getti...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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Photo: Chance Agrella @ChanceAgrella

Photo: Chance Agrella @ChanceAgrella

March 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A recent post on Atlantic Cities highlights research by the U.S. Census Bureau's Stephanie Ewert...

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March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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Arcadia (Calif.) High School opens $20 million performing arts center

Arcadia (Calif.) High School opens $20 million performing arts center

February 06, 2013 | McCarthy Building Companies

A 60-year old wish for the community of Arcadia has finally come true with the opening of Arcadia...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects

8 eye-popping wood building projects

February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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December 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Greenbuild attendees share their thoughts with BD+C on the SAGE modular classroom.

The classrooms exterior cladding consisted of fiber cement boards of varying co

The classrooms exterior cladding consisted of fiber cement boards of varying colors and textures from Nichiha. An abundance of

December 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

SAGE modular classroom opens eyes, minds at Greenbuild 2012.

December 09, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

Most economists say the U.S. is slowly emerging from the Great Recession, a view that was confirm...

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Cambridge Lakes Learning Center

The combination of site-built and prefabricated components reduced costs and accelerated the timeline for CLLC.

November 19, 2012

In Pingree Grove, Ill., DRH Cambridge Homes selects modular construction for the creation of the...

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College Park Elementary School, Virginia Beach, Va., has an integrated wetland g

College Park Elementary School, Virginia Beach, Va., has an integrated wetland garden situated in a courtyard area; it serves as

November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

High-performance schools put ‘sustainability’ in the lesson plan

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October 22, 2012

New school’s south-facing elevation features a glazed aluminum curtain wall that incorporates PPG...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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Leap, by artist Lawrence Argent, at Sacramento International Airport. A key co

Leap, by artist Lawrence Argent, at Sacramento International Airport. A key component of the $1.03 Big Build at SMF, Central

September 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ranking the leading firms in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

Classroom at Ross (Calif.) School with balanced daylighting. School districts ar

Classroom at Ross (Calif.) School with balanced daylighting. School districts are demanding improved acoustics, thermal comfort,

September 18, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

When educators and school administrators describe their vision for new K-12 school buildings as ‘...

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The Colonel Smith Middle School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is about to open for th

The Colonel Smith Middle School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is about to open for the 2012-2013 school year. The 330-student facilit

September 07, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Getting to net-zero is not easy, but the promise of eliminating energy bills and using state-of-t...

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The $29 million Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, in Irving, Texas, isat 152,000

The $29 million Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, in Irving, Texas, isat 152,000 sfthe largest net-zero energy public school in

July 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The Giants 300 Top 25 AEC Firms in the K-12 Schools Sector.

Plumosa School of the Arts has been awarded LEED Gold by the USGBC.

Plumosa School of the Arts has been awarded LEED Gold by the USGBC.

July 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Education project dedicated to teaching sustainability in the classroom.

June 22, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor
June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

Construction began in June 2011 for the project, which was funded by a capital c

Construction began in June 2011 for the project, which was funded by a capital campaign titled We are One.

May 24, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The project united the school campus and church campus including a 1,200-sf chapel expansion, a n...

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The City Year transformation took place within the short time frame of one week

The City Year transformation took place within the short time frame of one week and included a custom designed bookcase, tile ca

May 08, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

City Year representatives came to Gensler for their assistance in the transformation of the organ...

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Sean ODonnell AIA, LEED AP

Sean ODonnell AIA, LEED AP

March 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

O’Donnell will continue the leadership and tradition of creative design established by firm Chair...

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University of Texas at Dallas USGGBC Green Schools 2011

The University of Texas at Dallas new LEED Platinum Student Services Building, which was the recipient of this year's Innovatio

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Recipient schools and regions from across the nation - from K-12 to higher education - were recog...

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