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Classroom Furniture

OM Offers Variety of Furniture Solutions

OM Seating, based in Ontario, Calif., recently announced a variety of educational seating solutions via a press release.

New Construction

Perkins Eastman Tops Out Net Zero Energy High-School Building

Architecture firm Perkins Eastman recently participated in a topping out ceremony for the new facility for Alexandria City High School at its Minnie Howard Campus in Alexandria, Va., according to a news release.

New Construction

Leander ISD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Leander Independent School District near Austin, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school, according to a district news release.

New Construction

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to Build New Student Housing

The Board of Regents for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recently approved the construction of a new student housing facility on campus, according to a university news release.

New Construction

UT-Tyler Breaks Ground on Medical Education Building

The University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Medical Education Building, the UT System’s seventh medical school and the first in Northeast Texas, according to a news release.

New Construction

Texas K–12 District Tops Out Agricultural Sciences Complex

The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, recently celebrated a topping out ceremony for its new Agricultural Sciences Complex, according to a news release.

New Construction

Duval County Public Schools Breaks Ground on New Middle School

Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla., recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a new middle school, according to a news release.

Campus Security

Florida K–12 District Expands Implementation of Gun Detection Platform

The Hernando County School District in Brooksville, Fla., recently announced that after a yearlong implementation period, it will be expanding its deployment of the ZeroEyes gun detection video analytics platform, according to a news release.

New Construction

Uvalde School District Approves Plans for New Elementary School

The school board for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Uvalde, Texas, recently approved the design of a new elementary school to replace Robb Elementary, according to local news.

New Construction

Calif. High School Debuts New Competition-Sized Gym

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) in San Rafael, Calif., recently celebrated the grand opening of a new competition-sized gymnasium at Terra Linda High School, according to a news release.



New Construction

OSU to Start Construction on Central Market Place

Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., recently announced that construction will soon begin on a new campus dining facility.

New Construction

University of Illinois Breaks Ground on $105M Business School

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Ill., recently broke ground on a new facility for the Gies College of Business, according to local news.

New Construction

Eastern Michigan University to Start Construction on New Arts Complex

Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., will soon begin construction on a new $7.5-million arts complex, according to a university news release.

Classroom Furniture

KI Announces Winners of K–12 Classroom Furniture Giveaway

Furniture provider KI recently announced the winners of its first-ever K–12 classroom furniture giveaway, according to a press release.

Campus Technology

LINQ Launches K–12 Business Operations Platform

K–12 district business solutions provider LINQ recently announced the launch of a comprehensive platform to help districts manage business operations, according to a news release.

New Construction

Elgin ISD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Elgin Independent School District in Elgin, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school.

New Construction

Texas High School Breaks Ground on New CTE and Science Wing

The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science Wing at Pecos High School, according to a news release.

New Construction

San Francisco State University Starts Work on New Residence Hall

San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif., recently broke ground on a new first-year residence hall to help provide affordable housing to students, according to a news release.

New Construction

Orange Coast College Breaks Ground on New Chemistry Building

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., recently announced that it has broken ground on a new, $32.5-million Chemistry Building, according to a news release.

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Campus Renovations

VMA Completes Baldwin School Innovation Center Adaptive Reuse Project

Voith and Mactavish Architects recently announced the completion of an adaptive reuse project at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Takes on $21M Renovation Project for Wisconsin K–12 District

Construction management firm Kraus-Anderson recently began a $21-million renovation project for a Wisconsin school district, according to a news release.

Safety and Security

PASS Releases Update to Safety and Security Guidelines

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) recently released a series of updates to its K–12 safety and security guidelines, according to the organization’s website.

Architects

DLR Group Names New Higher Education Leader

Architecture firm DLR Group recently named a new Higher Education Leader for the Southwest region.

Events

Society for College and University Planning Announces 2023 Conference

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) recently announced the launch of the North Central 2023 Regional Conference, scheduled from Oct. 16–18 in St. Louis, Mo., according to a news release.

Campus Renovations

California Private School Debuts Renovated Library

Santa Catalina School, a private school in Monterey, Calif., recently debuted the complete interior renovation of the campus’ Sister Mary Kieran Library, according to a news release.

Walsh PK12 School Rendering

New Construction

Colorado District Breaks Ground on New PreK–12 School

The Walsh School District in Walsh, Colo., held a groundbreaking ceremony last week to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new PreK–12 school, according to a news release.

New Construction

A&M-Fort Worth Nearly Doubles Construction Budget

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently announced its decision to practically double the construction budget of Phase One of the Texas A&M-Fort Worth research campus, from $85 million to $150 million, according to a university news release.

New Construction

ASU Board of Trustees Approves $8M Nursing Building

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees recently approved the construction of a new nursing building at its Three Rivers campus in Malvern, Ark.

New Construction

C.W. Driver Starts Construction on New, $54.5M Calif. Elementary School

Builder C.W. Driver Companies recently announced that construction has begun on Elementary School #15 for the Menifee Union School District in Menifee, Calif.

Campus Renovations

Texas District Selects Program Manager for $89.5M Bond

The Crosby Independent School District in Crosby, Texas, recently announced that it has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as program manager for the completion of an $89.5-million school bond that voters approved in 2017, according to a news release.

New Construction

Stanford Begins Construction on New Facility for Graduate School of Education

Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home for the university’s Graduate School of Education, according to a university news release.

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Student Wellness

Rider University Creates 'Zen Den' to Foster Student Health and Wellness

According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 44% of college students report having symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns that impact their ability to complete schoolwork.

Transportation

Bechtel to Design, Build Electric School Bus Charging Stations

Engineering, construction, and project management company Bechtel recently announced that it will begin designing and building a series of electric school bus charging stations, according to a news release.

New Construction

Northwestern State University Breaks Ground on New Academic Building

Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a new academic building named after a former university president.

Architecture and Design

DLR Group Announces Staffing Changes

Architecture firm DLR Group recently announced two leadership changes to its Campus Planning Studio, according to a news release.

Campus Safety

False Alarms: The Harmful Impact of School Shooting Swatting and Hoaxes

With gun-related violence in schools continuing to rise, parents, teachers and students are increasingly concerned that these horrifying events could occur close to home. Unfortunately, amidst real school shootings, a new threat is emerging that is proving to be just as dangerous: shooting hoaxes, or “swatting.”

New Construction

California District Breaks Ground on Total Campus Replacement

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a total campus replacement project for an elementary school in San Pablo, Calif.

Terra Linda High School Innovation

Classroom Design

3 Adaptable Spaces We’ll See More of in Schools

Learning is untethered, spontaneous, and technology-rich, and schools are reshaping themselves to facilitate nimble and adaptable approaches to education. As we look to the future of schools, here are three flexible spaces we’ll see more of.

New Construction

Jacksonville State University to Break Ground on Three Construction Projects

Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., recently announced that it will begin construction on three new campus buildings in the coming weeks, according to a university news release.

New Construction

Yale University Announces Series of Projects for Engineering School

Yale University in New Haven, Conn., recently announced a series of building projects to build up its School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS), according to a university news release.