Exterior of the Silber Center, designed by Ziger/Snead Architects.
Students learn environmental skills, natural resource management, urban agriculture, and water qu...read more
The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topo...read more
Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather
The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.
Rendering courtesy EFFEKT.
A 600-meter treetop path culminates with a 45-meter-tall spiraling observation deck.
The robotics labs at the 71,000-sf John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation, on the Providence, R.I., campus of Johnson & Wales University. This STEM building provides teaching labs and support spaces for engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry. Photo courtesy John Horner.
Preparing students for life after graduation has become the primary motivator behind construction...read more
Colleges and universities are adept at tapping a variety of sources—taxpayers, investors, donors,...read more
A “learning stair” will connect the cafeteria to the main level.
LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., has added 21,000 sf to its campus's library space, which includes a 74% increase in its seating capacity. Image: Ola Photography.
Wired seating and group work areas abound.
Rendering courtesy LMN Architects
The building will provide 74,289 sf of space across its five-story classroom bar.
Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto
The building brings the architecture, landscape architecture, and building technology departments...read more
Rendering courtesy of BIG
The new habitat will sit between two existing buildings, including the Elephant House designed by...read more
A rendering of the 42,500-sf, $29 million Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., which broke ground last October. Kinsley Construction is the GC on the project, designed by Ellenzweig. Last year, spending on education construction spending rose nationally by 6.5% to $88.9 billion. And a new survey of preK-12 school districts and colleges finds strong construction and renovation activities underway this year. The Ursinus project should be completed in time for the fall 2018 semester. Image: Ellenzweig
Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...read more
An aerial view of the Susan B. Anthony School in Daly City, Calif., one of the signature projects of Deems Lewis McKinley, which specializes in K-12 design. Image: DLM
The combination is expected to bolster HED’s presence in northern California and the K-12 sector....
Goodwill of Greater Washington, D.C. converted a basement into the city’s first Excel Center charter high school for adults. The two-level space looks as much like an office as a school. It also includes daycare services. Goodwill intends to open at least five Excel Adult High Schools in D.C. eventually. The Building Team included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (architect, interior design, branded design and communications), Engenium Group (MEP), HWH Group (GC), and The Erza Group (owner’s project manager). Photo: Tim Buchan
A dingy basement in Washington is converted to an office-like learning environment.
Rendering courtesy of StudioAMD
The building has been opposed for years as activists called for the land to become a public park....
The 50,600-sf John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building is highlighted by an atrium that connects labs and serves as a “learning commons.” Achieving zero-net-energy in this building did not impact its $31.5 million construction budget. Image: Courtesy of Bond
Bristol Community College wants to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Spending on Construction Put in Place has almost completely recovered from the hit it took during the recession. But spending in the Education sector continues to be well below its latest peak. Image: JLL
Post-recession slump suggests a settling in at a “normal” level similar to the mid aughts.
Rendering: WRNS Studio
The expansion marks the first phase of the two-phase project.
Project area with HMFH’s “joyous” color treatment. Photo: Ed Wonsek / Courtesy HMFH Architects
HMFH has designed three elementary schools based on the premise that project-based activities pro...read more
The Campus North Residential Commons, located at the north edge of the University of Chicago's campus in the Windy City's Hyde Park section, is meant to create a “gateway” for students and the community alike. Image: Tom Harris Photography/courtesy of the University of Chicago
Abundant common spaces give students more chances to interact.
A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.
The best new learning centers showcase latest design trends in education.
FireLite® fire-rated glazing transfers daylight
The new 173,200 square foot high school includes extensive glazing throughout to provide natural...read more
New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects
The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.
The new Stargate charter school in Thornton, Colo., is part of a 70-acre mixed-used development. Image: Courtesy of Stargate School
At full build-out, Stargate School will serve 1,600 K-12 students.
UW Health at The American Center, Madison, Wis. Photo: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing 2015, courtesy Flad Architects.
AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...read more
Photo: Michelle McLoughlin, Reuters
The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has been carefully designed with state-of-the-art safety mea...read more
LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee
Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...read more
Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design
Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...read more
The 18,884-sf Collegiate Center addition to Thomas Edison Prepatory High School, Tulsa, Okla., has a floating cantilever study lounge. Two multipurpose rooms double as FEMA-361 safe rooms that can each protect up to 600 persons from winds up to 240 mph. The $4.4 million addition provides 15 distinct spaces. KSQ Design led the Building Team, with the assistance of Wallace Engineering (SE), AEG Engineering, and Crossland Construction (GC). Photo courtesy KSQ Design
AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...read more