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.
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A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.
The best new learning centers showcase latest design trends in education.
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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
Recently completed Riverhead (N.Y.) High School expansion was one of the projects within the school district’s $78 million capital program where BBS Architects implemented the “Bridge” design concept. By improving and expanding schools built between the 1930s and the 1960s, the architects created a vibrant secondary downtown that serves–or bridges–the entire community. The thoughtful design was the catalyst that attracted new restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues to an area that was formerly a sleepy crossroads. Photo: Tom Sibley/Wilk Marketing Communications
DLR Group, Stantec, and Huckabee top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’...read more
UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced
The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million...read more
AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.
New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...read more
Renderings courtesy Shop Architects/West 8. Click here for larger view.
Drexel University's $3.5 billion project will have mixed-use buildings, residential spaces, and e...read more
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The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...read more
For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay
Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.
Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Renderings courtesy Grimshaw, BVN
The design of the high-rise is based on the template of Schools-within-Schools (SWIS), a system t...read more
(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block. Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons
Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their d...read more
CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.
Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Model of the Children's Institute Watts Campus, designed by Frank Gehry. Images courtesy Gehry Partners
The new facility, which will have rooms for counseling, afterschool activities, and youth program...read more
Google's driverless car. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons
The University of Michigan’s Mcity is a public-private partnership interested in overcoming unpre...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Photo: The New School University Center, MusikAnimal/Wikimedia Commons
Georgia Tech's Clough Commons, Boston's Berklee Tower, and seven other facilities were honored fo...read more
Intrinsic School, Chicago, combines STEM and humanities in podlike settings. The Intrinsic charter system was founded by CEO Melissa Zaikos. The Building Team: Wheeler Kearns Architects (designer), Enspect Engineering (SE), Wolff Landscape Architect, and Clune Construction (GC). Photo: Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
Whether new or reconstructed, schools must meet new demands that emanate from the real world and...read more
The $50 million Oakland University Engineering Center, in Rochester, Mich., was completed last August by Walbridge (CM at risk). The five-story, 149,879-sf facility, designed by SmithGroupJJR, pulls together functions that were scattered over four buildings. The center provides instructional and R&D space for the university’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jason Robinson Photography, LLC
At a time when competition for the cream of the student/faculty crop is intensifying, colleges an...read more
The project has been described as the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history. Renderings courtesy OMA
Designs for what will be the biggest construction project in the school’s 170-year history featur...read more