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K-12 Schools

Average age of U.S. school buildings is just under 50 years

The average age of a main instructional school building in the United States is 49 years, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). About 38% of schools were built before 1970. Roughly half of the schools surveyed have undergone a major building renovation or addition.


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Codes and Standards | Jun 15, 2022

Waived tariffs on solar panels expected to boost solar power

The Biden Administration recently waived tariffs on solar panels from four countries in a move advocates say will accelerate the clean energy transition and benefit national security.

Cultural Facilities | Jun 15, 2022

Gehry-designed Children’s Institute aims to foster community outreach in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood

The Children’s Institute (CII) in Los Angeles will open a 200,000-sf campus designed by Frank Gehry this summer.

Building Team | Burns & McDonnell | Jun 14, 2022

Thinking beyond the stadium: the future of district development

Traditional sports and entertainment venues are fading as teams and entertainment entities strive to move toward more diversified entertainment districts.

Codes and Standards | Jun 14, 2022

Hospitals’ fossil fuel use trending downward, but electricity use isn’t declining as much

The 2021 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey by Grumman|Butkus Associates found that U.S. hospitals’ use of fossil fuels is declining since the inception of the annual survey 25 years ago, but electricity use is dipping more slowly.

Healthcare Facilities | CannonDesign | Jun 13, 2022

University of Kansas Health System cancer care floors foster community and empathy

On three floors of Cambridge Tower A at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, patients being treated for blood cancers have a dedicated space that not only keeps them safe during immune system comprising treatments, but also provide feelings of comfort and compassion.

Building Team | Jun 13, 2022

Ware Malcomb promotes Matt Chaiken to vice president

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Matt Chaiken has been promoted to Vice President in the firm’s Denver office.

Building Team | Jun 13, 2022

Partnership rethinks emergency shelters to turn them into sustainable, resilient homes

Holcim and the Norman Foster Foundation have struck a partnership to rethink emergency shelters to turn them into sustainable and resilient homes.

Building Team | Jun 13, 2022

A mixed-used building to rise above Fort Lauderdale, with views of downtown and the ocean

ODA, a New York-based architecture and design studio, recently released renderings of Ombelle, a project including two residential towers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Office Buildings | Jun 13, 2022

San Antonio’s electric utility HQ to transform into a modern office building

In San Antonio, Tex., the former headquarters of CPS Energy, the city’s electric utility, is slated to transform into 100,000 square feet of office and retail space on San Antonio’s famed River Walk.

Cultural Facilities | Jun 10, 2022

After 10 Years, Taiwan’s new Taipei Music Center Reaches the Finish Line

RUR Architecture has finished the Taipei Music Center (TMC), turning a 22-acre (9-hectare) site into a new urban arts district.

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