Education Facility

Exterior of the Silber Center, designed by Ziger/Snead Architects.

July 14, 2017 | Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor

Students learn environmental skills, natural resource management, urban agriculture, and water qu...

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July 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topo...

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Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather

June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.

Rendering courtesy EFFEKT.

June 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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. 

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preparing students for life after graduation has become the primary motivator behind construction...

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June 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Colleges and universities are adept at tapping a variety of sources—taxpayers, investors, donors,...

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June 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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. 

May 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wired seating and group work areas abound.   

Rendering courtesy LMN Architects

May 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will provide 74,289 sf of space across its five-story classroom bar.

Photo: © Albert Vecerka / Esto

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building brings the architecture, landscape architecture, and building technology departments...

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Rendering courtesy of BIG

March 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new habitat will sit between two existing buildings, including the Elephant House designed by...

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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

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Surveys of school districts and colleges, though, raise questions about financing for future proj...

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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

January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

January 17, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A dingy basement in Washington is converted to an office-like learning environment.

Rendering courtesy of StudioAMD

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

December 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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 

October 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Post-recession slump suggests a settling in at a “normal” level similar to the mid aughts.

Rendering: WRNS Studio

October 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

September 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

HMFH has designed three elementary schools based on the premise that project-based activities pro...

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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

September 12, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Abundant common spaces give students more chances to interact.

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September 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.

September 09, 2016 | AIA

The best new learning centers showcase latest design trends in education.

FireLite® fire-rated glazing transfers daylight

| September 06, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

The new 173,200 square foot high school includes extensive glazing throughout to provide natural...

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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 

August 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

August 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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.

August 09, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Jacobs top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

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Photo: Michelle McLoughlin, Reuters

August 04, 2016 | Mary Ellen Godin, Reuters

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has been carefully designed with state-of-the-art safety mea...

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LEx Labs prototype classroom, Huckabee

LEx Labs prototype classroom, a joint venture of design firm Huckabee, Baylor University, and an education service center. Photo courtesy Huckabee

August 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Space flexibility is critical to classroom design. Spaces have to be adaptable, even allowing for...

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Charleston Catholic School, KSQ Design

Charleston (S.C.) Catholic School Upper School Addition and Sacred Heart Church Renovation, designed by KSQ Design. Photo courtesy KSQ Design

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, and Core Construction head Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking...

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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

 

August 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and STV top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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