- Young Harris College (Ga.) broke ground on a $41 million, 125-square-foot campus center in April. To be the largest structure on campus and completed in fall 2014, the project is the centerpiece of YHC’s master plan. It will house a multipurpose student center, a library, an expanded dining hall, and a banquet facility. Student-facing offices such as admissions and advising will be housed there. VMDO Architects (Charlottesville, Va.) is handling design. The general contractor is Choate Construction Company (Atlanta).
- Renovation and expansion of a student rec center began in mid-April at the University of California, Riverside. The $35.2 million project involves renovation of 9,000 square feet (to remain open during construction) and 80,000 square feet of new construction, with completion targeted for 2015. Highlights include an indoor track, a climbing/bouldering wall, a fitness lab and massage therapy room, a circular locker room structure, and a demonstration kitchen. The architect is Cannon Design (Los Angeles) and the general contractor is C.W. Driver (Ontario, Calif.).
- North Carolina A&T State University broke ground in February on a $10 million student health center. The original facility, at about 11,000 square feet, was designed to serve 2,000 students; the campus now serves more than 11,000. Designed by EYP/BJAC (Raleigh), the center’s nearly 28,000 square feet will include, besides exam rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory diagnostic area, and a substance abuse and counseling area. August 2014 completion is expected.