Higher Education

  • SW Texas State University Expands


    Southwest Texas State University is breaking ground on a new $42 million, 240,000-sf academic facility this week. The university's Art and Design, and Technology and Physics departments will be housed in the extension. Completion is estimated for 2003.

  • University of Washington Develops Gates Hall


    The University of Washington broke ground on a new $80-million law school building—the William H. Gates Hall—in May 2001. Construction of the 196,000-sf four-story building will begin in September 2001 and is slated for completion in summer of 2003.

  • University of Texas Develops Longevity & Aging Center


    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is developing the new Sam and Ann Barshop Center for Longevity and Aging Studies. The Barshops donated $4 million to the Texas Research Park facility, which will provide laboratory space for scientists.

  • WFU Baptist Medical Plans New Cancer Center


    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has plans for a comprehensive new cancer center. The $75 million, 257,350-sf outpatient facility will consolidate all existing oncology services.

  • Cornell University Plans Athletic Facilities


    Cornell University of Ithaca, New York, has selected Boston-based Cannon Design to plan two new facilities--a 900-seat wrestling center and the Cornell Boathouse. Replacing an existing facility, the boathouse will accommodate both male and female crew teams.

  • SDSU Athletic Center Nearing Completion


    San Diego State University's (SDSU) Aztec Athletic Center and Hall of Fame was topped out in April by San Diego-based Nielsen Dillingham Builders. Completion of the project is anticipated by summer of 2001.

  • MIT Plans Utility Upgrade


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology has contracted Parsons Brinckerhoff as project manager for a $50 million utilities upgrade. The Cambridge-based firm will also provide resident engineering and inspection services.

  • University of California Plans Merced Campus


    The tenth University of California campus will be located in Merced, in the Central Valley of California. Design and construction of the 2,000-acre site will be managed in a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and The JCM Group.

  • Music Conservatory Planned for Puerto Rico


    A new Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico is being designed by Boston firm Domenech Hicks and Krockmalnic Architects. New administrative, academic, and performance facilities, as well as a 300-car parking garage, will be included in the $50 million rehabilitation of a historic b

  • Science Building Features Spread Across Middlebury Campus


    Vermont's Middlebury College has had such success with its year-old science building that it is incorporating similar design features into more than $130 million in future construction.