Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies
Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.
Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane
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The Corgan-designed 106,000-sf Argyle ISD West Elementary School, completed in July 2019, supports a new agrarian development in Argyle, Texas. The PreK through 5th-grade facility accommodates 850 students and includes a linear park that stretches the length of the development. Photo courtesy Corgan
Health and safety now rank with security for design and construction criteria.
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ProCONNECT offers virtual events
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Canyon View High School in Waddell, Ariz., designed by DLR Group. Photo by Craig Randock, courtesy DLR Group
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Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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