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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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Building Team Awards | Jun 1, 2016

Multifamily tower and office building revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrades and programs.

Building Team Awards | Jun 1, 2016

Central utility power plant takes center stage at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center

An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that serves the 10-story medical center.

Building Team Awards | May 31, 2016

Gonzaga's new student center is a bustling social hub

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new John J. Hemmingson Center.

Building Team Awards | May 27, 2016

Big police academy trains thousands of New York's finest

The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration building and a 240,000-sf physical training facility, linked by an aerial pedestrian bridge.

Building Team Awards | May 26, 2016

Cimpress office complex built during historically brutal Massachusetts winter

Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought more than 100 inches of snow to suburban Boston.

Building Team Awards | May 25, 2016

New health center campus provides affordable care for thousands of Northern Californians

The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000 patients a year by the end of the decade.

Building Team Awards | May 24, 2016

Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ worth of programming in a multi-level structure on a 4.8-acre site.

Building Team Awards | May 23, 2016

'Greenest ballpark' proves a winner for St. Paul Saints

Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-seat CHS Field the first ballpark to meet Minnesota sustainable building standards.

Building Team Awards | May 19, 2016

Chinatown library unites and serves two emerging Chicago neighborhoods

The 16,000-sf, pebble-shaped Chinatown Branch Library was built at the intersection of new and old Chinatown neighborhoods. The goal is for the building to unite the communities and serve as a catalyst for the developing area.

Building Team | May 3, 2016

Piazza in San Francisco will feature a 92-foot stainless steel statue

Made of 2,500 seamlessly-welded panels, Venus will be the centerpiece of a new public piazza containing other works of art.

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