Higher Education

  • Temple University – Charles Library

    Award-winning designs for the library, re-imagined

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  • Stanley Pauley Engineering Building

    Teaching and research space for modern engineering programs

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  • Tufts University Collaborative Learning and Innovation

    Repurposing an old factory for higher education

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Design matters

When we invest in our future we move ahead together. Our forward-thinking educational facilities support our greatest asset: the next generation of students who will reimagine what’s possible.

We design campus experiences that allow all learners to grow and achieve their greatest potential. Inside flexible classroom spaces, students are free to open their minds and embrace collaboration. Faculty have the tools, technology, and space to connect with students and do what they do best. Outside of the classroom, every square foot is used to create nooks and common spaces where ideas can flow.

The best student centers feel like a comfortable living room, becoming everyone’s favorite hangout. Students rest and recharge in residence halls that meet their every need. Curious minds can explore individual or group learning opportunities in the creatively designed libraries and information commons, while researchers can test assumptions and make new discoveries in flexible, safe, and well-equipped lab spaces. Athletes and performers test their limits and improve their skills in training and competition facilities designed to support their growth.

In campus communities large and small, private and public, we create experiences that lead to lifelong learning, enduring friendships, and self-discovery.

Rethinking details with Passive House

The first certified Passive House higher education building in Canada gives more room for research students at the University of Northern British Columbia to work on their wood innovation projects.

UC Davis Green at West Village Student Housing

With rapidly increasing student numbers, UC Davis Green needed new student housing. Our Higher Education team contributed planning, design, and engineering. Interested? Take a look inside the nation’s largest P3, net-zero student housing project to date. Read More
Our innovative educational designs support our greatest asset: the next generation of students.
#5
Top Higher Education Architecture
#2
Green Design Firm
#4
Top 25 Design Firms
#8
Top 500 Design Firms

Building Design + Construction (September 2020) ranked us fifth in their top higher education school sector architecture firms.
We were ranked second in top green design firms in educational facilities by Engineering News Record (September 2020).
Engineering News Record (June 2020) ranked us fourth out of the top 25 design firms in general building – education.
Engineering News Record (May 2020) ranked us eighth out of their top 500 design firms.

Services


Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Research + Benchmarking Expertise is not static. Through our Research + Benchmarking program, we connect team members across sectors, geographies, and disciplines to continually learn and improve.
Buildings Engineering With decades of innovation and experience under our belts we’re engineering a promising future leveraging the best in building systems, technology, energy analysis, and sustainable performance.
Landscape Architecture Whether it's an urban park, a restored wetland, an athletic complex, or a waterfront destination—through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs.
Program & Project Management We know from experience that delivering a complex project without surprises doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges, but our creative approach to planning and controls can head off most problems.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.

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