Dewberry's focus on helping communities thrive includes an extensive portfolio for institutional clients, such as libraries, recreational facilities, healthcare organizations, schools, colleges and universities, and museums. We have also provided planning and design services for public-private initiatives formed to champion education, job training, advanced technology, and other economic development goals.

Dewberry's approach places clients at the heart of our practice. We listen carefully and strive to provide thoughtful, responsive solutions that address ambitious programs, challenging budgets, and tight schedules. Many of our institutional clients are not regularly involved in new construction or renovation projects, and we collaborate closely to guide them through the process, explore opportunities, and minimize surprises. We pride ourselves on a strong track record of meeting cost and schedule parameters, recognizing the importance of preserving institutional resources for critical programs other than facilities.

Centers of Community

Our work with libraries includes both civic and academic facilities. We have designed many award-winning community libraries throughout the country, reflecting local objectives for civic identity and purpose. These facilities include vibrant spaces for visitors of all ages, along with meeting spaces, advanced technology, and forward-thinking sustainable strategies.

Recreation and Wellness

Our leadership in the design of recreation and wellness centers is reflected in our national portfolio, our diverse range of projects, and our knowledge of emerging trends including strategies that appeal to non-traditional members and the incorporation of medically based programs and resources within civic and academic centers to add value and appeal. We design welcoming environments for recreational sports, fitness, wellness programs, and services; and recognize the importance of long-term durability and ease of maintenance.

Healing Environments

Dewberry's commitment to healthcare clients encompasses a broad range of services, from architecture and interior design to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering to hazard mitigation and resilience assessments that meet stringent requirements for hospitals and clinics. Our extensive experience, combined with professional leadership in this critical field, enables us to guide clients through complex capital programs that grow, modernize, and protect facilities.

Advancing Education

The design of exceptional educational environments is a Dewberry hallmark. We have provided architecture, interior design, engineering, and technology consulting services for public and private schools as well as colleges and universities throughout the U.S. We work closely with administrators, faculty, and students to create learning spaces that support academic programs, while incorporating flexibility, security, hazard mitigation, and sustainability.

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