CT Hsu Full Circle Newsletter
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April 2006
In this issue of Full Circle, we’ll explore trends in urban school design

 
A NEW DAY FOR URBAN SCHOOLS AS CENTERS OF THE COMMUNITY

“Quality public schools are being recognized as important agents for downtowns to attract residents and jobs,” according to the National Association of Realtors. In a related trend, the planning and designing of schools as centers of community is becoming increasingly popular across the country. “Schools are becoming a gathering place – a place of lifelong learning, shared health and fitness facilities, and a host of other services to enhance community and student success,” reports the American Architectural Foundation.  
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Urban Elementary School
 

Design Principal Tim McNicholas authored an article for the March 2006 edition of School Planning & Management on redesigning school libraries for the information age and role of media specialist in the design process.  To receive a copy of the article, please contact cthsu@cthsu.com.

 
James R. Hughes EMPLOYEE PROFILE
James R. Hughes, AIA, AICP, Associate/Senior Project Manager

Jim Hughes has more than 28 years’ experience in the development, master planning, design, and construction of public and private projects. His architectural experience includes projects for institutional, aviation, public safety, educational, health care and industrial facilities. Currently, he is the firm’s senior project manager for architecture and planning for the $100 million expansion of Airsides 1 and 3 at Orlando International Airport.   
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Mount Dora High School

PROJECT NEWS
Construction completed
on Mount Dora High School
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VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE
Orlando, Florida

Valencia Community College’s 77,000-square-foot Criminal Justice Institute is the first building completed for the college’s 58 acre Public Safety campus that was master planned by the firm to include more than 230,000-square-feet of future construction. The $11.3 million state-of-the-art facility will annually train more than 4,000 local and regional police officers, corrections officers and new recruits.
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Criminal Justice Institute
 
INCORPORATING FENG SHUI INTO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of constructing environments to create balance and harmony. According to AIArchitect magazine, this philosophy, popularized as a home décor technique, now has expanded to commercial design in settings ranging from corporate offices and banks to hotels and retail environments.
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INDUSTRY NEWS
• What Do Americans Think?
   AIA Poll Shows Voters Deeply Concerned About Energy, Environmental Issues
• AIA Members Lobby Congress
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STAFF NEWS
  • Rene Alvarez promoted to Senior Associate
  • Hector Torres-Oyola promoted to Associate
  • William L. Walker, AIA, joins the firm as a Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Associate Nathan Butler elected to the board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida
  • Deborah Ferro joins the firm to fill the newly created position of Assistant to the President / Office Administrator

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