HIGHER EDUCATION

We design for knowledge and engagement. "As designers, we lead the team of project stakeholders, facilitate communication and trust, and encourage collaboration towards the best solution for each individual project."

We understand the uniqueness of higher education projects as evidenced by the following statements:

Higher Education facilities should naturally support human engagement in studies, collaboration, and discovery. Our goal is to enhance these experiences by breaking down both physical and perceived barriers between students and faculty to create a place in which both groups can produce results and inspire together.

A functional space with flexible uses and a comfortable environment enables students to take ownership of their surroundings, stimulating focus and creativity. Because student recruitment and staff retention are vital to the health of a college campus, we will work to understand all respective needs and goals so that each project is successful.

We design for the following programs:

STUDENT SERVICES

Designing with student success in mind, we create spaces equipped with versatile layouts and accommodations for optimal tutoring, advising services, study lounges and more.

 

RESIDENCE HALL

From exterior envelope aesthetics to interior planning for student rooms and amenities, modernized residence halls achieve an inviting and comfortable live-learn setting.

RESEARCH & LABORATORY

Our team is experienced in designing facilities for research and laboratories that cultivate interactive practice. With advanced equipment and technological capabilities, each unique space is programmed to facilitate research and improve results.

CLASSROOMS

We design various classroom types to meet the specific needs of each student body and discipline. Learning environments are carefully organized to promote development and collaboration in a space that is functional, calm, and comfortable.

DINING

Balancing the economic and aesthetic priorities of each project, we create inviting, sociable spaces for students and efficient “back of house” layout for the staff. Each space is designed to fit well within the context of its university or college campus.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Our projects for administrative offices seek to improve the work environment and overall satisfaction among staff. Consistent image and proper public/private space allocations allow staff to serve the students in a way that is convenient and practical.

 

 

Lucas W. Kraft, LEED AP, EDAC, NARB Higher Education Studio Lead

 

Luke, a 13-year veteran architect for higher education and research facilities, is driven by a passion for creating spaces that improve day-to-day life. As the higher education studio lead, he brings a level of confidence and technical expertise to the design and construction process. He has a keen ability to facilitate collaboration and innovation among team members for successful design solutions.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

Kent State University

Siena College

The Julliard School

Columbus State Community College

The University of Akron

Heidelberg University

DePauw University

Malone University

Westmoreland County Community College

University of St. Francis

Thiel College

California University of Pennsylvania

Youngstown State University

Seton Hill University

Hiram College

Lake Erie College

Wayne State University

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

We design for knowledge and engagement. "As designers, we lead the team of project stakeholders, facilitate communication and trust, and encourage collaboration towards the best solution for each individual project."

COMPLETED PROJECTS

We design for knowledge and engagement. "As designers, we lead the team of project stakeholders, facilitate communication and trust, and encourage collaboration towards the best solution for each individual project."
We design for knowledge and engagement. "As designers, we lead the team of project stakeholders, facilitate communication and trust, and encourage collaboration towards the best solution for each individual project."