Campuses break ground on housing, classrooms over the summer
Campus Apartments broke ground on an estimated $107 million housing project at Howard University (D.C.). in March. The 1,360-bed project, slated for August 2014 completion, includes two on-campus facilities that will bring underclassmen closer to the campus core. The residences will offer two-person semisuites, social and study lounges, game rooms, and laundry facilities, as well as independent apartment units for faculty, staff, and guests. Features include a 200-person multipurpose room, classrooms, academic advisory offices, and a new home for the Office of Residence Life. Clark Construction and McKissack & McKissack (design) are on the project team.
In June, Utah Valley University began work on a state-funded $54 million classroom building to help with learning space constraints. Enrollment has increased by more than 7,000 in the past six years. With 244,000 square feet, the building should open in December 2014 with more than 3,000 seats in 34 classrooms, a 1,000-seat auditorium, and space for study groups and faculty.
CRSA Architecture and Method Studio is the designer, and Big-D Construction is the general contractor.
Lanier Technical College (Ga.) and Barrow County Schools broke ground in June on the Winder-Barrow campus, a $27 million, publicly funded joint educational venture. The complex, which should be open by the 2014-2015 school year, will include an 80,000-square-foot Barrow County career academy and a 67,000-square-foot building to house the college’s Barrow County campus, which will replace the downtown Winder campus. The two schools are working to complement each other in both curriculum and appearance. BRPH Architects and Engineers provided project design.