Fort Lauderdale performing arts center to experience upgrade and expansion; new office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services; and University of Pittsburgh planning biomed research center in Italy.
International magnet school under way in Connecticut
A new International Magnet School in South Windsor, Conn., will serve more than 400 students from grades pre-K through 5. It is scheduled to open January 2014. The project was designed by the Stamford, Conn., office of Perkins Eastman and managed by the construction division of the Capitol Region Education Council, which will also manage and operate the school upon completion. The three-story, 60,000-sf school centers on a two-story library/media center, with other more intimate areas placed around the building for collaborative learning and instruction outside the classroom. The site’s natural landscape will be used to create nature trails, playscapes, and playgrounds.