The University of Montevallo in Alabama has officially started construction on the 10,000-square-foot Michael E. Stephens College of Business building. It will feature advanced technology and a large student commons and event space to facilitate interactions among students, faculty and the business community. Read more.
In other construction news:
Rice University in Houston has won a federal grant to help advance its plans to develop a building using mass timber, a type of engineered wood touted as being more environmentally friendly than concrete or other materials. Read more.
Trent University in Peterborough is slated to become one of the first universities in Ontario to install permeable grid paving for parking as a green alternative. Read more.