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:
Designing with student success in mind, we create spaces equipped with versatile layouts and accommodations for optimal tutoring, advising services, study lounges and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kent State University
The Julliard School
Columbus State Community College
The University of Akron
Westmoreland County Community College
University of St. Francis
California University of Pennsylvania
Youngstown State University
Seton Hill University
Lake Erie College
Wayne State University