Educational architecture is more than a project type for us: it has been our passion and long-term focus for more than six decades. Since our founding in 1953, we’ve become a regional leader in educational architecture by tracking and anticipating educational trends, maintaining relationships with educators and others involved in instructional design and delivery, and pioneering advancements in sustainable school design that support ever-evolving educational needs. Beyond being architects, we are proud to be school architects, and our practice is focused on the development and delivery of quality, durable and cost-effectively maintainable, school facilities that enhance daily experience and inspire achievement in students and staff.
We believe there is an important societal value to the work we undertake which is why we specialize in educational architecture. Our expertise extends to the needs of every program element found in the K-12 learning environment and our experience encompasses new, replacement, modernization, expansion and capital improvement projects of every scope and scale.
Facility Assessment & Master Planning
We’ve worked with dozens of educational clients to develop comprehensive facility plans which have lead to the passage of nearly $1 billion in capital school construction bonds over the past 25 years. Our services include facilitation of the planning and bond development processes, facility assessment and analysis, conceptual design and cost modeling, and bond communication services.
Multiple viewpoints strengthen project design. From the earliest stages of project visioning, through hands-on design exploration and in-school design studios, our approach elicits input and active participation from teachers and students, administrators, staff, parents, school neighbors and the community.
We design for our clients – not for ourselves. Each of our projects is tailored to meet the unique learning culture, educational program, community character, and physical space needs of our clients. Through an authentic use of materials and creative utilization of site and building space, we strive to design school facilities that harmonize with their surroundings and provide a comforting sense of place and permanence to students and staff.