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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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Architects | May 26, 2015

AIA design competition creates portable, temporary housing for the homeless

The winning design from the AIA's "A Safe Place" competition was built at the AIA convention in Atlanta and later donated to a local non-profit partner.

BIM and Information Technology | CASE blog | May 21, 2015

How AEC firms should approach BIM training

CASE Founding Partner Steve Sanderson talks about the current state of software training in the AEC industry and common pitfalls in AEC training.

Museums | Gensler | May 13, 2015

The museum of tomorrow: 8 things to know about cultural institutions in today’s society

Entertainment-based experiences, personal journeys, and community engagement are among the key themes that cultural institutions must embrace to stay relevant, write Gensler's Diana Lee and Richard Jacob.

Building Team | May 8, 2015

Construction industry adds 45,000 jobs in April

The construction industry saw an increase in jobs during the month of April after losing approximately 9,000 positions in March.

Building Team | May 8, 2015

Surety bond forms specifically for design-build projects now available

The documents are the first of their kind to be coauthored by designers and builders.

Building Team | May 7, 2015

A new study ranks the best and worst cities to work for a small business

Based on 11 criteria, Charlotte, N.C., tops the list, Youngstown, Ohio, brings up the rear.

High-rise Construction | Gensler | May 6, 2015

Parks in the sky? Subterranean bike paths? Meet the livable city, designed in 3D

Today’s great cities must be resilient—and open—to many things, including the influx of humanity, writes Gensler co-CEO Andy Cohen. 

Building Team | Sasha Reed | Apr 29, 2015

Parsons Brinckerhoff and former CEO partner to solve the “brain drain” challenge

For firms large and small, hiring is always a balancing act between keeping the business moving forward and being patient to find the right people to fit into your organization

Building Team | Bill O'Keeffe | Apr 24, 2015

New Products and Programs to Check Out at the 2015 AIA Convention

There is no bigger annual gathering of architects and design professionals in North America quite like the AIA National Convention.

Green | Apr 22, 2015

AIA Committee on the Environment recognizes Top 10 Green Projects

Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's top 10 green buildings for 2015.

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