University of California Merced Continues Green Efforts


(05/11/2016)
The University of California Merced has improved its sustainability rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), after a long and rigorous review process, according to University of California Merced.
 

Rachlin Partners Creates STEM Acronym for Design


(05/10/2016)
Rachlin Partners, an architecture firm based in Culver City, is helping transform the traditional school model into a 21st century learning space, where teachers and staff can advance the ideas of collaboration and project-based learning.
 

San Luis Obispo Women’s Jail to Debut March 2017


(05/03/2016)
Construction on the much-anticipated San Luis Obispo County women’s jail broke ground in February 2014 and is well underway for a March 2017 opening.
 

High Altitude Colorado School Earns Honors


(04/26/2016)
Lake County High School in Leadville recently earned its project team a National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Institutional $10 million to $25 million project category.
 

HGA Unveils Zero Energy 7x7x7 Plan for LATTC


(04/26/2016)
A month after launching the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water school and university sustainability initiative, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) got a first glimpse at how the initiative could soon impact school sustainability efforts. The initiative engaged seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses. On Feb. 23, the DSA hosted the first architect presentations.
 

New Schools, New Future for Ignacio School District

By Stuart Coppedge, AIA, LEED AP
(04/26/2016)
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. The location of the school district has made its population tricultural, including Southern Ute, Hispanic and Anglo heritages.
 

New San Mateo Jail Debuts


(04/20/2016)
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, is now open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2, and the first inmates were transferred on March 19
 

Biola University Breaks Ground on New Science Building


(04/20/2016)
Construction broke ground on the new 91,000-square-foot Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health at Biola University in La Mirada on March 22.
 

San Mateo High School Project Wins Modernization Award


(04/05/2016)
Santa Rosa, Calif.-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.
 

New San Mateo Jail to See First Inmates March 19


(03/23/2016)
San Mateo County’s new $165 million jail facility, the Maple Street Correctional Facility, will soon be open for business. County officials, including Sheriff Greg Munks, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony March 2 and the first inmates will be transferred on March 19.