Northern Michigan University to Add 1,200 Beds by 2018

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University (NMU) began construction Aug. 4 on the first phase of a multiple building living-learning community intended to expand campus housing options.

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2016 Brick in Architecture Awards Winners Announced

RESTON, Va. — Two school projects — one at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas and the other at Intermediate School 230Q Annex in Queens, N.Y. — were named as part of the seven 2016 Best in Class Brick in Architecture Awards winners from the Brick Industry Association (BIA). The awards honor the country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multifamily) and Residential (Single Family).

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A Harmonious Blend: Santa Maria Joint High School Transforms

Like most school districts across the nation, the Santa Maria Joint High School District wanted to bring its high school up to 21st century standards — not only to provide a contemporary learning environment, but also to help improve maintenance and operations.

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Wichita State to Build Hotel on Innovation Campus

WICHITA, Kan. — The first building to take shape in the mixed-use corner of Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus will be a 123-room Element by Westin Hotel. The 20-acre area, to be named Braeburn Square, will also feature restaurants and shops in addition to lodging. Construction on the hotel is set to begin in spring 2017, with completion scheduled for fall 2018.

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Towson University Builds for a Growing Enrollment

TOWSON, Md. — Towson University is undergoing a slew of construction projects to help accommodate its growing student population. The university currently has an enrollment of 20,000 on-campus students, but expects that number to rise to 25,000 by 2029, according to Bisnow. Here is a roundup of five currently under construction:

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