Category: Education


New Learning Center Design Receives Project of Distinction Award

Roosevelt High School’s curriculum is based on a “healthy mind, healthy body” model, which combines exercise with focused classroom instruction to improve student achievement. The school has a full-size gymnasium and large exercise facility. Building relationships between staff and students is also an integral piece of Roosevelt’s program, and students and teachers gather at the start of each day for breakfast and small group discussions in Roosevelt’s new amphitheater-style student commons.

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Shepley Bulfinch Transforms North Shore Community College with Design of 39,000 SF Addition

Shepley Bulfinch worked closely with NSCC to ensure the new facility effectively supports the college’s urban education and workforce development program. Sited on a bustling corner within walking distance to downtown and across from the Lynn commuter rail station, the bold design integrates the campus with the surrounding community. The angled roofline provides visual interest, and the southwest corner of the building, clad in perforated metal, acts as a welcoming beacon to draw in the community.

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Shepley Bulfinch Completes Interdisciplinary Science Center at Davidson College

Shepley Bulfinch announced the completion of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center (Wall Center) at Davidson College, a private liberal arts college with nearly 2,000 students in Davidson, North Carolina. The new Wall Center, and renovation of the adjoining Martin Chemistry Laboratory building, together comprise nearly 164,500 SF for collaborative teaching and research labs, faculty offices, and collaboration spaces, while providing campus amenities for the entire Davidson community.

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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg to Share Expertise on Designing Residential Colleges

KWK Architects principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Diane Brittingham, Director of Residential Life and Associate Director at the University of Oklahoma (OU), have been invited to speak about the university’s recently completed residential colleges during the 2018 Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Conference, Feb. 18-20 in San Marcos, Texas.

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Washington’s Sammamish High School features Rockfon ceiling systems

Sammamish High School’s new campus replaces an existing one-story facility with a three-story, state-of-the-art educational facility spanning 320,000 square feet and serving nearly 1,000 students in grades 9-12. Designed by Integrus Architecture, Sammamish is the last of Washington state’s Bellevue School District’s high schools to be modernized. According to Jack McLeod, director of facilities and operations for the school district, “Sammamish will be the crown jewel.”

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The new Lewis Arts complex designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects

The new Lewis Arts complex, designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects, opened October 5, 2017, with a four-day Arts Festival. The complex takes the arts at Princeton to even greater heights by significantly expanding the performance, rehearsal, and teaching spaces in new, state-of-the-art facilities. The complex creates a new campus gateway, shaping campus space while maximizing porosity and movement.

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Color’s Role in Enhancing Educational Spaces – A look at 2017+ trends

How can architects and designers use color to create spaces that help eliminate mental noise and foster individual thinking and growth? To answer this question, PPG identified trending paint colors to help create balanced environments that break down the traditional ambience of a classroom and cultivate a true space for learning.

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The Arroyo at Glen Mor Student Apartments – University of California, Riverside

A recent housing complex at the University of California, Riverside makes a case for change by challenging the language of conventional university landscape typologies. Glen Mor Student Apartments sets the stage for an academic experience grounded in place. The design embraces changing attitudes about sustainability, offers an appropriate response to building in arid climates, and taps into students’ shifting sensitivities and increased climate-awareness.

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Monument renovation using natural materials

“Architecture is generally a conservative sector, and this is something that really came to light during the renovation project of the Montessorischool in Maastricht. You can take an objective approach to the building and the intended renovation; but in our view, an architect needs to physically explore the building and dig deeper. This necessarily means becoming familiar with the users and how they use the building, and drawing on this knowledge as a basis for the design” said Nicole Maurer, of the Maastricht-based Maurer United Architects (MUA).

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