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April 2021

Progressive education takes a major step forward for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. This third phase of Samohi’s Modernization Master Plan includes the new Gold Gym, with three multi-function courts, dance studio, and fitness facilities, and the groundbreaking Exploration Building- a flexible high-tech loft for advanced career-based education. Students will engage regional business and industry in the Exploration Building’s class-labs and its dynamic central forum- the “Pitch Space”.

Design Architects: Moore Ruble Yudell

Executive Architects: HED

Programming: BrainSpaces

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Join Buzz Yudell, FAIA & Amy Hellmund, AIA on April 8th as they participate in a multi-panel virtual event celebrating the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU on their Founder’s Day. Register today for this free 24-hour global celebration.

Carissa Oyedele, AIA will be presenting at this year’s SCUP Pacific Regional Conference on Equitable Cross-Disciplinary Planning for Underserved Populations. The presentation will investigate inclusive, interdisciplinary approaches to long-range campus and strategic planning.

The session will take place on April 16th from 10am-12pm PST. More info, including a more detailed description and registration, can be found here:


"Advocating world-class architecture, sustainability, and craft, Kansas City has become a leader in great American design."

ArchDaily showcases our Henry W Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UMKC, designed in collaboration with BNIM, as part of its recent feature Prairie New School: Kansas City’s New Architectural Renaissance. | Photo Credit: James Ewing


DU’s new Community Commons welcomes a diverse student community by bringing a critical mass of students and resources to the center of campus. Since opening in January, this project funnels and mixes students with a variety of types of spaces for students to dine, meet, socialize, study, and make use of supportive services. The Community Commons conveys a message of openness and invitation through transparency that broadcasts what is happening inside and invites participation—places where you can see yourself and where you can express yourself. Flexible, open, and visible spaces welcome students and reinforce a sense of belonging that is key to keeping students on campus and to support success.

Photo Credit: Wayne Armstrong

Moore Ruble Yudell: Design Architect

Anderson Mason Dale: Executive Architect


The newly released Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Rethinking Campus Spaces” features Moore Ruble Yudell’s design for the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. Located at the innovative Tepper Quad, its “open, reconfigurable spaces support classes, workshops, and events as well to incubate new ventures.”

Moore Ruble Yudell: Design & Architect of Record

R3A: Associate Architect

PJ Dick: CM/ GC

Photo Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University