Biltmore Transforms Academy of Holy Names Media Center

Biltmore, as part of the Academy of Holy Names’ facilities master plan, just finished transforming an existing, 30,000 square foot, two-story media building from a traditional library space into an advanced 21st Century Media Center featuring collaborative learning spaces.

The goal was to transform this traditional media center into a 21st century learning facility that nurtures collaboration and hands-on learning. While the old media center was designed and built for obtaining books and lending them to students or teachers, the newly transformed 21st century media center supports student collaboration and group work – the dominant instruction and learning style today. Quiet study space, support for Bring Your Own Technology, content-creation tools, and a flexible environment that can be reconfigured on the fly to meet ever-changing needs of staff and students.

Doral’s New Legacy Park Opens

This new, 18-acre urban park included extensive Brownfield site remediation, a 2–story, 38,300 SF recreation building housing a gymnasium, classroom/community room, performance stage with audio/visual and stage lighting; two full-size indoor basketball courts with an elevated running track and workout area; an aerobics and dance studio with folding partitions; and all ancillary support spaces.  Additional features include baseball and soccer fields, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts and a large splash pad.