University of Cincinnati Glass House Earns AIA Award

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati’s Glass House, Morgens Hall, recently earned a 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Ohio Award. The project team incorporated a number of sustainable and energy-efficient features and building techniques into the innovative renovation, which also earned the hall LEED Silver certification in 2015, according to the University of Cincinnati.

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University of Iowa to Debut Several Projects After 2008 Flood

IOWA CITY, Iowa — This year, the University of Iowa (UI) will finally cap years of construction work on several major projects, three of which are valued at $400 million and were funded by FEMA to replace buildings destroyed by the 2008 flood.

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WVU Has High Hopes for New Facility

EVANSDALE, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus opened the doors to the new advanced engineering research building for the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources on Oct. 1. The building features learning spaces and laboratories where students and faculty can “come together to solve the technical problems of today and tomorrow,” Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, said in a statement. The university has high hopes for the new engineering center.

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George Mason to Construct Health Sciences Building

FAIRFAX, Va. — George Mason University (GMU) broke ground earlier this summer on a new $73 million health sciences building to debut in 2017. The 160,000-square-foot Academic VII/Research III building is part of GMU’s ongoing strategic plan, which includes renovating several academic buildings.

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Oakland University Receives Latest LEED Certification

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Oakland University in Rochester earned its most recent LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in late July. Oak View Hall, the university’s newest housing facility, achieved LEED Gold status thanks to a number of green and sustainable design considerations.

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UC Santa Barbara Selects Contractor for Institute for Energy Efficiency

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The University of California, Santa Barbara has selected Sundt Construction Inc. to build the school’s new $38.5 million Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency. Sundt’s Irvine, Calif. location will serve as construction manager at risk for the 53,000-square-foot project.

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Oakland University Achieves First LEED Platinum Certification

ROCHESTER, Mich. — The $64 million Human Health Building at Oakland University has become the first LEED Platinum building on the campus.

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