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Carisima Koenig, AIA, brings >20 years' experience to her new post at Perkins Eastman's NY headquarters.
Perkins Eastman as Associate Higher Education Practice Leader
The Serramonte Faculty and Staff housing project will offer apartments at rents that are 50% of comparable market rate. Image courtesy of SVA Architects
One high school district in Daly City has broken ground on 122-apartment building.
Can architecture not only shape lives, but contribute to a more equitable and just society for...read more
Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Turner, CORE Construction, and Skanska lead the rankings of the nation's...read more
Fanning Howey reimagined a traditional K-6 school and turned it into the Hilliard (Ohio) Innovation Hub, which now serves grades 6-12. Photo: William Manning
DLR Group, PBK, Huckabee, Stantec, and VLK Architects top the rankings of the nation's largest K-...read more
An outdoor classroom at Coolidge Corner School, a preK-8 in Brookline, Mass., which John F. Kennedy once attended. HMFH Architects was the design firm. CRJA-IBI Group was the landscape architect. Shawmut Design and Construction was the CM. Photo: HMFH Architects / Ed Wonsek
K-12 school districts are emphasizing practical, hands-on experience and personalized learning....
At NeoCity Academy, student performance enhancement features include air purification technology, enhanced and natural daylighting, and collaboration laboratories. Image: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
The building is distinguished by its rooftop solar array and its air-tight envelope.
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Using RSMeans data from Gordian, here are the most recent costs per square foot for K-12 school b...read more
The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
In Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, GEMS World Academy Middle-Upper School, designed by bKL Architecture, is rising 13 stories. The building is set back 25 feet from the street to allow in more natural light, and features an 8,000-sf artificial turf recreation area that doubles as outdoor classroom and gathering space for its students. Its Building Team includes WSP (SE), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP), Mackie Consultants (CE), Wolff Landscape Architecture, and Power Construction (GC). bKL Architecture.
Verticality has some plusses, according to AEC firms that have engaged such projects recently....
The courtyard at Carolina Day School is frequently used as an outdoor classroom, playground, and dining area. Graduation is also hosted in this space, with each graduating student ringing the bell in the center of the courtyard to complete their rite of passage to middle school. Photo courtesy Clark Nexsen
Outdoor spaces at school offer students key opportunities to learn, problem solve, and mentally r...read more
In an age during which stories of bullying, school shootings, and mental health concerns are all...read more
A new study of nine schools in Washington D.C. corroborates recent research finding that modernization creates more satisfactory places for students and faculty. Image: Perkins Eastman, Investing in our Futures: How School Modernization Impacts Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupants.
A new paper reports on a recent study of nine schools in Washington DC that gauged occupants’ per...read more
Wilson School, designed by Leo A Daly and BIG, is under construction in Arlington, Va. The cantilevered “fanning bars” will open up rooftop spaces adjacent to each classroom, providing students a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. Rendering: BIG
Modern designs emphasize social and collaboration spaces outside the classroom.
Pope Holbrook Elementary School, Ft. Bragg, N.C. Rendering: LS3P
Clients want to be able to track costs at every stage of a project, and cost estimates (current a...read more
Rendering courtesy G70
G70 is the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for the project.
Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School, designed by DLR Group. Photo courtesy DLR Group
An education market think tank proposes a radical research concept for evaluating learning enviro...read more
A step-by-step process finds better answers, saves money, and produces measurable results.
There are three driving issues behind this next generation: demographic change, behavioral change...read more
Colorado State University's 121,600-sf Behavioral Sciences Building in Fort Collins is one of the many higher education projects that Bennett Wagner Grody has worked on. Image: BWG
Future mergers could be in the offing.
People are enigmatic and inherently complex, which can make it difficult to design for a larger p...read more
The design and construction of a 270,000-sf elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., are guided by that city's net zero energy goals. Image: William Rawn Associates.
The building’s programming will provide more access to the community at large.
A building is much more than its appearance; it’s how the user will behave inside of it that dete...read more
The 250,000-sf Lee Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge, La., is organized around three academies, each with 400 students, specializing in STEM, biomedical, and digital arts. Photo: Michael Robinson Photography.
Some long-term K-12 trends—like beefing up safety and security, and designing for more natural li...read more
Instead of a library, Hermantown High School, near Duluth, Minn., has a wired media center. Books are available in a high-density storage area. Photo: Steve Silverman Photography.
Gilbane Building Co., Balfour Beatty US, and Skanska USA top BD+C’s ranking of the natio...read more