LAKE MILLS, Wis. – The middle school renovation and expansion at Lake Mills school district was recently awarded LEED Platinum, earning 58 out of 80 possible points.
It had been 20 years since Loma Linda University had seen a new academic facility on the campus. After funding for a recreation center and a cancer research center was complete, the time finally came to build the school’s Centennial Complex, completed in August 2009. Read more
“You can basically see through it — you can’t hide in it,” said Janet Kelley, communications director for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the organization funding part of the new public-private twin buildings on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.Read more
Professional-grade audio-visual equipment, a plethora of screening rooms and theaters, and an earthquake-resilient design — all set against the backdrop of old Hollywood — are just a few of the reasons students and faculty at the School of Cinematic Arts are embracing the future, and the past, at the University of Southern California.Read more
When the Episcopal Academy decided it was time to consolidate its lower, middle and upper schools into a single, unified campus, it set out to create a family of buildings related by materials and basic design details, yet distinguished by purpose and architectural style.Read more
Athletic Facilities Take Center Stage in Establishing School Identities
By Amy Perry
Athletic and recreational facilities play an important role in the development of students at all levels of education. Whether they are used for academic programs, extracurricular activities or competitive spaces, gymnasiums and playing fields offer an alternative to indoor curricula and a chance for students to build skills outside the classroom.Read more
Ted Howard remembers the good old days and the not so good old days at Seattle’s Garfield High School.
Since opening its doors in 1923, it has always been an ethnic melting pot unlike any other in the city — a place where students learned to accept and respect individual differences. At the height of the civil rights movement, it was the only Seattle venue where Martin Luther King, Jr. chose to speak.Read more
In the pursuit of knowledge, today’s students sometimes want to put their feet up and lounge with a café latte, while they express fresh epiphanies on a blog or live Internet chat as robotic arms pass research materials to them.Read more
The school construction process is full of potential pitfalls, but projects become exponentially more complex when an American architectural firm works in a country that is thousands of miles away, where the language, culture and construction protocols are different.Read more