Spring Hill School’s new campus in southern Sonoma County, Petaluma, California, welcomed its first middle school class during the 2019-20 academic year. Skylight systems expand the school’s learning spaces beyond the building’s walls, making the most of the fresh air and sunshine.
The importance of infection control and the impact of operating conditions on the built environment have taken renewed focus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the ongoing response, industry organizations, such as the American Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), have released updated considerations for design and construction professionals, including airflow strategies and temperature and humidity controls, as well as ventilation and pressurization.
An agricultural educational facility has been designed by PJHM Architects for the Coachella Valley Unified School District in California. Intense climate mitigation and the revitalization of an agricultural community characterizes the Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy (Ag+NRA).