Gilbane Inc. (www.gilbaneco.com) is a full-service construction and real estate development company comprising Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. Gilbane Building Company is one of the largest construction and program managers in the nation, and provides a full slate of facilities-related services for clients in the life sciences, transportation, healthcare, convention/cultural, government, education, mission-critical, corporate, sports/recreation, and criminal justice markets.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company was founded in 1909 and has continued to be successful ever since by providing construction management, general contracting and design/build services nationwide. With over 30 offices across the country, Whiting-Turner has been consistently ranked by ENR as a top builder of Higher Education, Healthcare, Retail and Offices facilities.
DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and commercial markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. It ranked on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years.
With more than 1,000 employees in 29 offices around the world, Langan helps enrich educational environments through the design and engineering of facilities and campuses that enhance learning and teaching. Langan blends sound planning and engineering principles with design creativity to build places that are simultaneously visionary and pragmatic, and ultimately strengthen the physical character of specific school buildings or entire campuses.
Marshall Craft Associates is a planning, architecture, and interior design firm that provides services to colleges and universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic from offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Your University campus is a complex organism, in which the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts: Research. Academics. Student Life. Housing. Administration. Athletics. No matter what the project, MCA's academic studio seeks appropriate, forward-thinking and people-oriented architectural responses. We contribute in meaningful and sustainable ways to the unique character and vision of your campus community.
Structure Tone is a global leader in construction management and general contracting services with offices located in the US, UK, and Ireland. Founded in 1971, the company has grown to over 1,600 employees and more than $3.5 billion in annual construction volume. The organization comprises six companies who operate independently: Structure Tone, LLC, Structure Tone Southwest, LLC, Structure Tone International, LLC, Pavarini Construction Co., LLC, Pavarini McGovern, LLC, and LF Driscoll Company, LLC.
The Christman Company, founded in 1894, has grown to become one of the country’s leading professional construction services firms, and is ranked at #111 on the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 list of top contractors nationally. The company’s award-winning services include construction management, general contracting, design/build, real estate development, facilities analysis and planning, and self-performed skilled trades. The company is currently managing over two billion dollars of projects in several key market sectors, including educational (university and K-12), historic preservation and adaptive reuse, government/institutional, healthcare, office, science and technology, power generation, and industrial. The company maintains 10 offices in the mid-Atlantic, southeast US, and Michigan.
VHB has supported more than 200 colleges and universities in meeting their growth and development goals by providing transportation, site/civil infrastructure, and environmental resources solutions. With 23 offices located throughout the east coast, VHB offers the focus and personal attention of a small consulting firm backed by the resources of a 1,000-person, multidisciplinary company. Our passionate, collaborative team of engineers, scientists, planners and designers provide an integrated approach to campus planning and design. We create campus environments that endure.
Grounded in a culture based on service and efficiency, W. M. Jordan Company provides Construction Management, Design Build, General Contracting, Preconstruction Services, and Construction Consulting Services to diverse public and private clients in Virginia, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. With a focus on learning fueled by passion, commitment, and the latest technology, we provide construction leadership for colleges and universities, senior living communities, healthcare systems, government entities, and commercial clients. W. M. Jordan Company employs more than 320 people on an average of 40 different projects in progress at any given time.
AKF is an award-winning global firm specializing in engineering for the built environment. Established in 1989, AKF has over 450 employees, with ten offices across the United States and Mexico. The firm originated with traditional MEP engineering services and has broadened to include expertise in a number of specialty services. Our highly experienced engineers and analysts continue to focus on new ways to meet energy management challenges and optimize operational costs.
Ayers Saint Gross is a 140-person architecture and planning firm that engages people and places to create designs that enrich the world. Ayers Saint Gross is organized around multi-discipline practice areas that address college and university issues related to academic buildings, student life facilities, planning, space needs assessment, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental signage and graphics.
Established in 1793, Bernardon is a regional architectural, interior design, and landscape architecture firm. The people of Bernardon are impassioned listeners, lifelong innovators, and imaginative design leaders. We provide informed design solutions that respond to our clients’ design goals, and we elevate the lives, productivity, and comfort of the users of those design solutions through a process of listening, understanding, researching, synthesizing, and implementing. The long-lasting relationships we create with our clients are a testament to a process that starts with our ability to carefully listen to and understand your vision [DREAM]; to use our skills and imagination to create your solution [DESIGN]; and to foster a collaborative environment to meet and exceed your unique project goals [SUCCEED].
At Blackney Hayes Architects, our team of architects, engineers and interior designers practice a firm-wide dedication to design excellence and exceptional service. Whether designing an educational facility, a student center, student housing or athletic facilities, three key elements ultimately define the success of our designs: Functional Elegance, Budgetary Responsiveness and, most importantly, Client Satisfaction. With endless drive and contagious enthusiasm, we create architecture that endures the test of time and becomes a source of pride to our clients and ourselves.
Bruce E. Brooks & Associates (BBA) provides MEP engineering consulting services to educational, institutional, corporate and public clients. We modernize older systems and create new ones that meld with and transform the corresponding architecture. The results are tangible: comfortable, sustainable and energy efficient environments in which people live, work, study or play. Finding solutions that meet program demands, design objectives, operational goals and budget requirements is what makes our hearts beat a little faster at the start of every project and puts a smile on our clients’ faces at the end. We don’t even mind when our best work is invisible. Talk to us any time about mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and life safety systems engineering design, along with lighting design, energy and daylight modeling and energy audits.
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) provides comprehensive industry-focused consulting services to support the secondary education market. CEC is recognized for delivering innovative solutions for site, building and environmental issues in urban, suburban and rural campus settings. Working alongside facility directors, architects and administrators, CEC addresses their individual programming, design, infrastructure, construction, operational and sustainability requirements. An expanding company with offices nationwide, CEC offers integrated services in the primary practice areas of civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, waste management and water resources.
DLR Group | Sorg | Westlake Reed Leskosky is a global integrated design firm. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This inspires a culture of design and fuels the work we do around the world. We are 100% employee owned: every employee is literally invested in our clients’ success. At the core of our firm are interdisciplinary employee-owner teams, engaged with all project life-cycle stakeholders. These teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to elevate design. Our clients experience this through our service model: listen.DESIGN.deliver.
EwingCole, in practice for over 50 years, is a nationally recognized, fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 250 professionals. A multi-disciplinary practice headquartered in Philadelphia PA, we tailor our approach to the specific needs of each project.
We take great pride in our body of our work which includes the design of Athletic Training and Recreation Centers, Student Residences, Learning Environments, Libraries, Student Dining Facilities, Performing Arts Centers, Student Healthcare Facilities, and Campus Master Planning and Feasibility Studies.
GREYHAWK is an award-winning construction management and consulting firm and a leading provider of construction and program management, construction claims management, scheduling, MEP commissioning, and LEED consulting. For more information, visit http://www.greyhawk.com.
For more than five decades, HGA has specialized in planning, programming and designing arts, community and educational projects for colleges, universities and municipalities. Our team of architects, designers and planners works as a small design studio with access to large-firm resources to create dynamic, interactive environments. From master plans, to visual & performing arts centers, to learning spaces and student life facilities, HGA works with clients to create design that enriches campuses and communities.
In 1977, Hord Coplan Macht was founded with the goal of providing the highest quality architectural, interior design, landscape and planning services to our clients. In 2014,the firm merged with SLATERPAULL Architects in Denver, a respected and well-known architecture practice throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The combined firm employs over 200 people serving clients across the US. We firmly believe in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Hord Coplan Macht has a diverse studio environment with award-winning higher education studio to serve the diverse needs of our clients. We strive for the highest quality design which will, through the clarity of ideas and sensitivity to the environment, produce a compelling project. We integrate our client’s financial, functional and aesthetic goals into buildings, landscapes and plans that will be a delight to the end user.
Newman Architects focuses on architecture for living and learning. Their completed work helps promote community and enrich sense of place at schools, colleges and universities, and in towns and cities, including renovated and new libraries, academic buildings, residence halls, and mixed-use projects. Founded in 1964, with offices in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington DC, this studio of architects, planners, and interior designers has received over 150 regional and national awards for design excellence in recognition for its contributions to the built environment.
Nitsch Engineering specializes in providing civil, structural, and transportation engineering, land surveying, planning, green infrastructure, and GIS services to meet the master planning and campus design needs of college and universities. With 35% of our revenue from academic projects, we focus on sustainable strategies and cost-effective designs which facilitate the campus growth objectives of our higher education clients while creating unique solutions for sites that respect the natural environmental conditions. Nitsch Engineering is the largest Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) civil engineering firm in Massachusetts, and is also certified as a WBE in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and is nationally WBENC certified.
In 2016 our offices in Philadelphia and Malvern joined NORR to expand our reach worldwide. With over 800 staff members and a presence in 6 countries across the globe, we employ a process that is both collegial and collaborative.
NORR Philadelphia, with a professional staff of more than 60, provides integrated architectural, interior design, workplace strategy and engineering services for Corporate, Academic, Healthcare, Industrial and Retail clients.
Now surpassing three-quarters of a century of practice, the firm has continuously reinvented itself to maintain its passion, vitality and contemporary approach to its craft. Yet it retains an undercurrent of maturity afforded it by years of experience.
SFCS Architects is a full-service architectural, engineering, and interior design firm that specializes in the design of education, science + technology, residential, and government facilities nationwide. SFCS was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Roanoke, VA with offices in Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA and Louisville, KY to better serve our clients. SFCS has successfully planned, designed and provided services on over 450 educational projects in our 97-year history. The mission of SFCS is to collaboratively design transformative environments that enhance life and promote well-being for all through creativity, innovation and outstanding service.
Shepley Bulfinch is a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix. Specializing in planning, programming and design, we are agents of change, and believe in the transformative power of design, with the ambition, insight, and passion to deliver it. Working together, we apply our expertise to meet the complex challenges of our clients, who include leading institutions in education, healthcare, research, and practice.
As leaders in the design of specialized academic facilities, including student life, professional schools, libraries, classroom, laboratories and research buildings, SmithGroupJJR brings inventive skill, vision, and in-depth understanding of the issues affecting colleges and universities nationwide.
SmithGroupJJR promotes innovative design that addresses the needs of today's students. We acknowledge the significance of recruitment, retention and ranking among the competitive learning community and work with our clients to integrate evolving technologies and teaching styles into building design, founded on student expectations. Known for our open-minded reputation for fostering dialogue, SmithGroupJJR is dedicated to client service and design excellence.
A recognized thought leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR endorses environmentally intelligent design for our college and university clients. Together, we carefully evaluate the appropriate balance between environment and economic needs for our clients, while continually pushing the envelope to incorporate innovative sustainable design strategies.
SmithGroupJJR provides architecture, engineering, interiors and planning services in 10 offices nationally and has been named one of the nation's "Best Firms to Work For" in the A/E/C industry according to Building Design & Construction.
At Strada, we create physical connections that forge social connections. Founded and led by a team of seasoned professionals, Strada is a multidisciplinary design firm where architects and interior designers regularly collaborate with urban designers and landscape architects to create places that people enjoy.
More than a group of designers, Strada’s professionals are trusted advisors. Our individual experiences are deep and wide-ranging. Combined, we have broad resources and talents that give us the flexibility to design any type of building and resolve any challenge.
We employ a holistic approach to design, delivering projects that satisfy program and function, both connecting to the context and making new civic contributions. Inherent in our approach are sustainable practices that save resources and ensure a healthy future for our communities.
We set high standards for creative design, and we seek out clients who share our commitment to quality. We collaborate closely with our clients to achieve success in all of our projects.
WR&A is a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering and planning firm serving the mid-Atlantic region since 1915. We have designed hundreds of successful projects over the last 30 years for numerous public and private higher education institutions, and we are focused on providing responsive, dependable, and quality service. With more than 600 professional staff, and all disciplines in-house, we provide integrated building design for renovations and new construction, as well as full site development solutions. Additionally, our team is complemented by personnel with owner-side/university facility management experience, which is advantageous in the long-term planning for the operations and maintenance of college and university facilities.
Recognized for sustainable, site-specific design at any scale, WRNS Studio brings to each new project a point of view shaped by all the other work in which we engage, resulting in fresh ideas that push our clients to embrace the unexpected. With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Honolulu, our staff of 135 works in creative studios across typologies: education, workplace, civic, transportation, and urban mixed-use. Our particular expertise in higher education is informed by the latest thinking in learning modalities and our ability to leverage modern workplace efficiencies and innovation within an academic context. With several career-long educators at the helm, all of our work is bracketed by a vigorous culture of education, linking academia with practice to advance architectural excellence.
BCWH Architects is a full-service campus planning, architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm with offices in Richmond and Charlottesville, VA. With a diverse body of work in a wide variety of architectural contexts, BCWH Architects is committed to design excellence and outstanding client service.
In 2013 BCWH Architests acquired The Van Yahres Studio which has a national reputation in master planning and site design for colleges and universities. The Studio has over thirty years of experience and has completed over 700 educational projects. The achievement of excellence in site design and management has been the Studio’s foremost goal, and their projects continue to be recognized for their superiority of their vision and craftsmanship by their many clients. Services include comprehensive campus and landscape master plans, site design, environmental design, development of campus standards, tree preservation and maintenance, grounds management and maintenance, parking and circulation, site feasibility and land acquisition.
BLT Architects, now in its 55th year of practice, is a integrated architecture and interior design firm specializing in higher education, hospitality, multifamily residential, and mixed use projects. BLTa is ranked in the top 100 architecture firms in 2014 by Building Design + Construction Magazine and is the recipient of the 2014-2017 IDP Outstanding Firm Award.
BLTa works extensively with educational institutions designing and/or renovating new student housing, general-purpose classrooms, science and research laboratory facilities, components for theater and the performing arts, and athletic facilities.
Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc. (BKM) is a full-service mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1968, BKM is a small business with 44 professional and technical staff, including 16 registered engineers, 4 certified engineers-in-training, and 14 LEED Accredited Professionals. BKM has worked on college and university campuses since our inception, and our project experience comprises of research labs, medical teaching facilities, academic buildings, libraries, student housing, and recreational facilities. Other market sectors include: K-12, healthcare, government, commercial, housing, mixed-use, infrastructure, science & technology, and mission critical. Visit our website to learn more.
Glavé & Holmes Architecture is a nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm located in Richmond, Virginia. We are a leading practitioner of contextual design that is inspired by the specific culture, history and surroundings of a given community or place. Our regionally-focused design practice has cultivated expertise in five studios: Higher Education, Cultural, Hotel & Home, Interior Design, and Urban Architecture, allowing us to provide the resources necessary for a diverse portfolio that involves new buildings, additions and renovations, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and projects in historic settings. The Higher Education Studio focuses on the design of various types of facilities in academic settings including housing, teaching and learning spaces, student life facilities, administrative offices, visitor’s centers and contextually-sensitive parking structures. Through our design, we support each institution’s commitment to environmental sustainability. As we help academic institutions create a competitive edge through advancing their mission, we address the architectural challenge of creatively embracing current and future expectations of students, administration and faculty.
JBC Associates, Inc. (JBC) is a professional construction management firm that provides project management, construction management, construction inspection, and disputes resolution services on a variety of projects including transportation, education, health care and research, recreation and cultural, government/public safety and commercial buildings. Recognized experts in the areas of project controls, CPM scheduling, budget analysis, constructability review, risk analysis and mitigation, construction monitoring and claims avoidance, we focus on ensuring project success by providing attention to key project details – quality, schedule and cost.
Founded in 1988, JBC is a certified Woman/ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and ranks among the Top 100 Construction Management for Fee firms in the United States by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is a leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firm with an international reputation for design excellence. Our vibrant and decades-old education studio has worked with universities around the world on master plans, academic buildings, performing arts centers, student centers, libraries, dormitories, athletic centers, and other educational facilities. Rather than impose a signature style, SOM’s work is tied together by a specific process for each particular project; that process is always inspired by the client’s goals and objectives, as well as the specific constraints and opportunities of site, context, and program.
STUDIOS architecture has provided planning, architecture and interiors services to both public and private higher education clients for over twenty years. Our work includes research and teaching laboratories, office and classroom buildings, athletics, and student life spaces such as housing, dining, retail, and recreation, among other projects. We are committed to a sustainable practice that seeks to create learning and living environments that benefit not only the educational community but also our global community. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Paris, and Mumbai, STUDIOS draws on the expertise and talent of an international staff and has developed relationships with clients throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Since 1984, The Harman Group has worked with architects and owners on a wide range of structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering projects across many different industries. Our team of professionals includes structural engineers and parking designers, plus a full support staff of BIM technicians and administrative personnel. Engineering excellence, innovative design solutions, quality assurance and economy of design are the four principles upon which The Harman Group’s reputation is built. Because our firm is exclusively focused on complimentary disciplines, we find the best solution to each project through maintaining and expanding on state-of-the-art techniques and industry knowledge.