Q&A: Best Practices for Building on an Active School Campus

Conducting both small- and large-scale projects on an active school or university campus is a delicate process. Project teams must consider student, faculty, parent and visitor safety from all angles, while also ensuring the security of the project site itself.

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Architect Q&A: Mastering the Master Plan

Master planning is critical to the long-term success of a school or university campus, and helps ensure all facilities are operating effectively and efficiently. Today, many architecture and planning firms list master planning among their specialties, and School Construction News spoke with representatives of two leading companies to learn more about their unique approaches to planning attractive, yet highly functional, campuses.

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San Mateo High School Project Wins Modernization Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Santa Rosa-based Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) was recently honored with the Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Award — as well as an Award of Excellence in the Modernization category — for its San Mateo High School Old Brick Studio project, completed for the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) in August 2015. Both awards were given by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) in partnership with the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) at the 37th Annual C.A.S.H. Conference on Feb. 23 in Sacramento.

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New Schools, New Future for Ignacio School District

IGNACIO, Colo. — The small town of Ignacio is located in the Southwestern region of Colorado, approximately 325 miles from Denver, and is surrounded by the 1,000-square-mile Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

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Randolph Field ISD Preps for New High School Building

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas — Randolph Field Independent School District in Universal City recently began site development work to prepare for the installation of a new two-story, 47,400-square-foot school facility. The school district partnered with design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas to complete the project using the firm’s Accelerated Building System (ABS) prefabricated construction method.

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