Education

EDUCATION

Our focus on serving and strengthening communities includes a long-held commitment to meeting the needs of educational clients. We have completed more than 1,000 projects in K-12 and higher education facility planning and design. Many of our relationships with local school systems; private schools; science, technology, engineering, and math programs; and public and private colleges and universities have spanned decades and resulted in numerous industry awards.

A Client-Focused Perspective

Every school district and college and university campus offers a unique history, context, and vision. Our extensive experience in the educational market enables us to provide deep knowledge of user needs and flexible design. Each project involves a distinctive set of objectives that require a fresh, client-focused perspective and a discerning approach.

Knowledge of the Educational Environment

Our experience includes classroom buildings, laboratories, recreation and wellness centers, student unions, libraries, auditoriums, sports complexes, and residential buildings. We have supported our education clients in campus planning, new facilities, major modernizations, and expansions. Our services range from conceptual planning and community engagement to complete design and construction administration, as well as consulting experience in areas such as vulnerability analyses and hazard mitigation strategies to improve safety and resilience. Our extensive knowledge of educational facility design helps foster the development of flexible, interactive environments that support a variety of instructional approaches and fosters durable and collaborative educational environments. In addition to architecture, our services include master planning, building assessments, interior design, technology planning, hazard mitigation planning and disaster-resistant campuses, site/civil engineering, and energy-efficient building systems engineering.

Inspired Solutions

We understand the budget constraints faced by many of our clients, as well as the challenges of meeting difficult schedules and varied program requirements. We address these challenges as opportunities to collaborate with our clients and develop thoughtful, creative solutions that often lead to greater flexibility in the learning environment, long-term building performance, and value. We understand the importance of inviting spaces for higher education facilities, practical learning environments for K-12 schools, and interactive and stimulating settings for all educational facilities.

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