Production studio at Vel Phillips Middle School with reclaimed wood wall and glass sliding doors on the right side of the photo with branding that opens to the makerspace room. On the left side of the photo is an island to work/study at.


Cafeteria with stairs to second floor visible at Columbus Elementary School

Our clients

meeting your goals

We’ve partnered with hundreds of schools and districts to create inspiring, flexible, and lasting solutions that fit their educational goals.

Understanding your needs

Before we design, we listen and explore to deeply understand your community’s needs.  

We know that schools are intricate buildings that serve many different uses and people. Schools need to last, but what communities need from them is always changing.

Education leaders need to balance current needs with future flexibility, today’s demographics with tomorrow’s population – and usually all on a limited budget. 

An aerial view of Forest Edge featuring its rooftop solar panels

Designing for the future

leading sustainable design

As architects for the largest net zero energy school in the U.S., we know what’s possible in making schools more sustainable. It’s an investment that’s within reach for even public entities – one that will pay dividends for decades.

Sustainable design is embedded in our practice because of the layers of cost, efficiency, and environmental benefits. No matter what your sustainability goals are, we’ll partner with you and explore the ways to reach them.

Garden Prairie Intermediate School wilderness academic wing

our approach

educational visioning

Educational visioning is strategy for members of your school district, the architectural team, and the community to develop goals and a direction for new learning spaces. It’s an approach we take to bring these voices together and guide our work.

let’s get
to work

No question is too big – or too small – for our team. We’ve been helping communities inspire and grow since 1962, and we’d love to partner with you as you build your community’s future.