Established in 1976, BuroHappold is a global design organization with an international network of 26 offices and over 1,600 staff. BuroHappold’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices includes 70 engineers, building physicists and BIM technicians in structural, facades, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting and sustainability disciplines. We have an unrivaled track record in the provision of innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions in the higher education sector. Skilled in designing all types of campus facilities, we can help universities meet the ever changing needs of their different users and stakeholders. Working as a multi-disciplinary team we address the major design issues that contribute to occupant comfort and energy efficiency, from natural heating, lighting and ventilation to sustainable technologies and post occupancy evaluations. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of each project and address the key issues facing universities today.
Established in 1960, Rutherford + Chekene (R+C) is one of California’s leading engineering practices providing structural and geotechnical engineering. R+C’s staff of 70 provides cost-effective solutions that address unique project challenges. We look at projects holistically and strive to work with the owner and the design team as a real partner to optimize the value of each project.
R+C has a 57-year history working with universities. Today, R+C works with the University of California, Stanford University, the California State University, and Bay Area community colleges, providing structural and geotechnical services for projects from seismic renovations to new nanotechnology laboratories.
R+C provides new design, advanced structural analysis, seismic evaluations and retrofits, peer review and plan review, and full geotechnical engineering services. Our work includes:
· Hundreds of higher education facilities
· 37 LEED Platinum and Gold buildings including those aiming for net zero energy use
· Extensive upgrade and compliance work in academic settings
· Experience with a variety of delivery systems including design-build, integrated delivery, design bid build, CM-at-Risk, fast-track
For over sixty years, Sasaki has brought together the best of landscape architecture, planning, urban design, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, graphic design, place branding, and data science to shape the places in which we live. Out of our Boston and Shanghai offices we are defining the contours of place and redefining what’s possible along the way. Today, we are a diverse practice of 270 professionals who share a singular passion for creating spaces and places around the world that prove human potential. When we design and plan today’s campus we move beyond the physical environment to amplify missions, enrich cultures, test new boundaries, and enable students to thrive inside and outside the classroom.
Webcor Builders is one of the leading General Contractors in California, and was named the 2014 California Contractor of the Year by the Engineering News-Record (ENR). Founded in 1971, Webcor is known for an innovative and efficient approach to construction; a wide range of product and delivery experience; skill in self-performed construction; and expertise in building landmark projects. Webcor’s extensive knowledge base, sharply-honed technical skills, and over 46 years of experience allow the firm to provide exceptional value by building intelligently and efficiently. Webcor’s list of major projects includes Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the California Academy of Sciences, the University of California Memorial Stadium, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Transbay Transit Center.
Most recently, Webcor was awarded the University of California Merced 2020 project, the largest Public Private Partnership social infrastructure project in the United States with a design & construction budget of $1.3 billion. This project furthers Webcor’s expertise as a premier builder for higher education facilities.
Founded in 1940, Degenkolb Engineers is the country’s oldest earthquake engineering firm and is focused on higher education, healthcare, government, lifeline, energy, life science and high tech institutions in high seismic zones. Our award-winning structural designs have saved clients more than $550 million in the past ten years, and we have led or participated in the development of every US based seismic code used today. With 170 employees, Degenkolb Engineers is a pioneer in displacement-based analysis, performance-based engineering, and protective systems for high seismic performance in new and existing structures. As a result we minimize the cost of seismic strengthening and new design. Routinely recognized for innovation, Degenkolb Engineers has won more than 100 national and local awards for engineering excellence in the past twenty years and is the only engineering firm in the country to have two engineers named to the National Academy of Engineering.
LMN provides comprehensive planning and design services to create higher education facilities, cultural arts venues, convention centers, commercial and mixed-use developments, interiors, and urban plans that celebrate and enrich communities. LMN has completed over 100 higher education building and planning projects on 26 campuses. LMN’s projects are extremely diverse, in terms of project type, scale, user communities and conditions of place. They embrace this diversity as a core strength, and have organized their 95-person firm around project-specific teams carefully assembled to address the unique needs and circumstances of each assignment. The firm is widely recognized for distinctive, integrated design solutions that are highly responsive to specific social, cultural, economic and environmental influences.
Perkins+Will is an architectural firm, with disciplines in strategic, academic and facility planning, urban design, branding and interior design. We have offices in 20 North American and 4 International cities. During the past 20 years, we have worked with more than 250 colleges and universities across the country and the globe. Through research, education, and successful projects, we continue to develop leading expertise that addresses the forces shaping higher education: increasing globalization, advancing technologies, sustainable design, evolving student lifestyles and restricted funding streams. Our practice is diverse, with Centers of Excellence focused on almost every aspect of higher education, from campus planning to the detailing of complex science and research facilities. Our clients, both public and private, range from community colleges and liberal arts institutions to professional schools and research universities.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services, including planning, engineering and consulting services, that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.
BKF has delivered civil engineering, surveying, and planning services since 1915. BKF has developed designs for more than 50 million square feet of higher education facilities in California. With talented engineers, surveyors and planners, who share a common vision for advancing facility design, we respond with solutions that are both flexible and adaptable for today and into the future. BKF’s services have included site design, feasibility studies, traffic engineering, utilities master planning, sustainable design, cost estimating, construction services, and on-going surveying/mapping services and 3D scanning for campus roadways, parking facilities, utilities, and new building construction.
Bora is a 65-person architectural firm based in Portland, Ore. whose work spans the country. Our design expertise includes academic buildings and cultural venues, garnering recognition for an emphasis on beauty, craft and innovative functionality. We are driven by our deep commitment to involving our clients in the creative process.
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.
Flad Architects, a national architectural planning and design firm, provides design solutions that reflect an understanding of how people work and interact to help organizations devoted to discovery, healing, and learning do what they do best. The firm is a leader in innovative research environments based on the principles of collaboration, sustainability, and multidisciplinary science. The practice is focused on clients who want to create effective teaching and research environments. With offices throughout the United States, and billions of dollars in projects worldwide, our emphasis remains on our relationship with each individual client.
Haley & Aldrich, Inc. is committed to delivering the value our clients need from their capital, operations, and environmental projects. We support our clients in all phases of the built environment lifecycle - from defining a need, to design and construction, all the way through to daily operations and reuse. Our one-team approach allows us to draw from our 600 engineers, scientists, and constructors in nearly 30 offices for creative collaboration and expert perspectives. Since our founding in 1957, we have one goal in all we do: deliver long-term value efficiently, no matter how straightforward or complex the challenge.
Interface Engineering: creating optimal environments for education.
Interface Engineering is a progressive multidiscipline mechanical and electrical consulting firm known for sensitive resource use, advanced building science tools, and creative engineering solutions. In our higher education work, we think outside standard practices and focus on integrated design and long-term life-cycle value. We find ways to minimize costs and systems infrastructure, leaving more space for educational use. With 120+ LEED projects and 15 net-zero buildings in our portfolio, our work demonstrates how collaboration can produce outstanding results — for our clients and their campuses.
McCarthy was founded in 1864 as a family construction business. We are now a 100% employee owned general contractor and construction management firm. McCarthy has completed more than 200 projects on nearly 50 campuses ranging from single-use facilities to nanotechnology and high containment laboratories to campus-wide capital improvement projects. As the 5th largest education builder (ENR 2011), we understand issues are complex, schedules tight and the risks substantial. We offer better options, such as faster and safer execution, clear cost/benefit solutions and less stress for you. We are builders first and that makes all the difference.
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is a leading professional property and construction consultancy firm providing clients with independent, unbiased and expert advice for all aspects of management, feasibility and cost and time of major construction projects. From project conception and site acquisition to final completion and commissioning, our primary goal is to help our clients and their projects succeed.
Rider Levett Bucknall’s expertise and wide array of project management, cost management, and advisory services has enabled us to be one of the most recognized firms in the property and construction industry. Our reputation as an industry leader is based on our proven ability to continuously improve and enhance our services and provide the best talent and expertise available.
Long standing relationships are our reward for a history of consistently exceeding our clients’ service and quality expectations. Our clients are local, regional and multinational and include public and private owners, investors, architects and engineers in all sectors ranging from education and healthcare to public assembly, hospitality and transportation.
Tracing our roots back to 1785, Rider Levett Bucknall has become a truly global practice with over 3,500 staff in more than 120 offices throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Oceania. The success of these offices has made Rider Levett Bucknall one of the largest and most widely experienced cost management, project management and advisory service, firms in the world. For 230 years, our professionals have been adding value by managing total project cost, schedule and risk, while transforming projects into tangible assets.
The Miller Hull Partnership creates environments that foster learning through inventive, enriching and sustainable architecture. Flexible and revealing teaching spaces that open to public spaces and to the outdoors encourages curiosity, dialogue and discovery. Using our building designs to teach about sustainability helps today’s students envision a better, greener future. While learning should always be the top priority, higher education buildings should also be architecturally distinctive to recruit students and faculty, and be designed for efficiency and ultimately, durability. Our higher education projects range from single building branch campuses to complex performing arts and science buildings.
Truebeck Construction is an integrated, full-service general contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our firm is focused on quality and experience, and specialized in preconstruction and technical building. We employ progressive estimating and building methods to help businesses and innovators across industries achieve their visions.
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.
Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a technical consulting, design, and engineering firm providing integrated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing solutions for some of the nation’s top institutions. In all our markets of specialization, we are dedicated to confronting challenges facing society with insight and innovation. Based in 12 offices throughout the United States, the firm’s staff is comprised of more than 550 engineers, designers and support staff nationwide. AEI’s core expertise includes the design of hundreds of high performance higher education projects for integrated arts and sciences facilities, research buildings, student union buildings, business schools, food services, libraries, offices and classrooms, and more. Recognizing the significant impact of our work on society and the global environment, AEI brings a fundamental commitment to ensuring that our work reflects the highest standards in sustainable design practices.
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.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an architecture, interiors and planning practice, has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The firm’s work is known for exceptional design, for its commitment to the particularity of place and user, and for an extraordinary aesthetic based on a quiet rigor, which is both intellectual and intuitive. University buildings comprise the core of our practice. We have completed over 185 projects at more than 60 public and private higher education institutions. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is currently designing major projects on campuses from New England to Southern California, addressing the layers of information and complex requirements that make campus commissions both challenging and deeply satisfying design assignments.
We design new buildings on distinguished campuses, in vibrant downtowns and stately neighborhoods. We give old buildings a new lease on life, infusing them with energy and economic vitality whether they are historic buildings in need of careful rehabilitation or existing buildings awaiting fresh uses.
CAW Architects understands that each project is unique and must resolve design, function, and budget. We guide our clients through the complicated process of design, entitlement, and construction. Clarity of plan, sustainable materials, abundant daylight, energy efficiency, and thoughtful response to site and climate are the tools we use to craft our projects.
Our many repeat clients are a proud testament to our success in creating superbly designed projects that respond to our clients’ needs.
CO Architects is a nationally recognized specialist in architectural programming, planning and design, with particular expertise in academic and research facilities for higher education. CO’s academic work ranges from general teaching facilities to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research laboratories for virtually every scientific discipline. Its expertise on academic medical campuses also includes new schools of medicine and allied health. CO seeks to create inspiring places that are catalysts for collaboration and progress and that drive innovation in teaching, research and architecture. In practice for 28 years, the firm serves a national clientele from its base in Los Angeles.
Coughlin Porter Lundeen began with the vision to exceed the level of service being provided by structural and civil engineering firms in the state of Washington. The firm specializes in building structural design, civil/site design, seismic evaluation, historic renovation, and surface water management. We provide a broad level of service and take a holistic approach that delivers innovative, cost-effective projects. Our university and college campus expertise includes health/science buildings, student unions, student housing, recreation facilities, research facilities, performing arts buildings, classrooms, administration areas, parking structures, and various public spaces throughout campuses across the Pacific Northwest.
CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group is a proud and active sponsor of the Society for College and University Planning. Since 1954, CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group (CSW|ST2) has provided Civil Engineering and related design services throughout Northern California. We are one of the largest engineering firms in the North Bay and are known for our creative, cost-effective designs and practical, workable solutions to design challenges.
We have more than twenty years of experience with infrastructure design and construction management at higher education campuses, and we understand the challenges and sensitivities associated with the development of these unique communities. We serve as District Civil Engineer to the Marin Community College District and are currently involved in the planning and design of a wide variety of new and improved infrastructure and building projects for UC Berkeley, UCSF, Dominican University, Foothill-De Anza Community College, San Mateo CCD and College of Marin.
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini provides architecture, interior design, landscape design, planning and structural engineering services to a variety of public and private clients. Founded in 1959, we have offices in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Amarillo and Las Cruces, and a staff of more than 140.
Our commitment to design and service excellence has rewarded us with success and a strong reputation in the southwest for excellence in architecture. Partnering with our clients through a collaborative process, we incorporate new trends and technologies to create functional, comfortable and stimulating places. We believe that sustainable solutions can provide environments that are healthy, productive, and make economic sense in the long term.
We have successfully completed thousands of projects and have a group of staff specifically devoted to the design of facilities for institutions of higher education. Through our inclusive approach we provide designs that not only respond to the needs of their users, but also respond to their context in a way that enhances entire campuses.
DiMella Shaffer, with offices in Boston and Seattle, is an architecture and design firm who has been working successfully with higher education institutions for over 45 years. We understand the unique budget, scheduling and philosophical concerns of universities and colleges - from allocating limited funds to managing community relations when developing new projects and ensuring that all campus buildings balance innovation with a commitment to the university's heritage.
Fortis Construction, Inc. is an employee-owned, mid-sized general contractor committed to making an impact—through the built environment and the relationships we build in the process. The firm adds value to each construction project with specialized services including cost modeling, constructability reviews, progressive construction management, in-house MEP and 3D modeling resources, sustainability expertise and integrated commissioning. Dedicated to the markets of commercial offices, data centers, healthcare and higher education, we have the resources to provide the highest level of quality for projects ranging from tenant improvements of less than $100,000 to high-tech facilities of more than $300 million.
We are a studio of 50+ united by a desire to create spaces that enrich the world – spaces that make us feel more connected to the landscape, each other and ourselves. We believe that architecture is best when it’s an honest expression of the people and institutions it serves, when it interacts dynamically with its surroundings, makes humble use of the earth’s resources, and has an understated dignity based on carefully crafted construction and the natural beauty of materials. More than a craft or practice, we see architecture as a calling to create beauty and serve humanity, requiring from each of us our deepest listening, questioning, curiosity and engagement.
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.
HOK specializes in working collaboratively with institutions to develop planning and design solutions tailored to their unique opportunities and constraints. HOK is well-regarded for working successfully with multiple stakeholders and established campus guidelines to achieve design excellence, high performance buildings, and user well-being and productivity.
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. Hord Coplan Macht is a respected and well-known architecture practice with offices in Colorado, Baltimore and Washington DC. With over 200 designers serving clients nationally, HCM firmly believes in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. We strive for the highest quality design which will, through the clarity of ideas and sensitivity to the environment, produce that integrate our client’s financial, functional and aesthetic goals into buildings, landscapes and plans that will be a delight to the end user.
While our expertise lies in the design of state-of-the-art, flexible buildings that leave a gentle imprint on the environment, we believe in creating learning environments that go beyond the buildings themselves: places where visitors feel welcome, where careers are enriched, where students can reach their full academic potential. Higher education buildings should make a connection to – and be influenced by – the context and surroundings unique to a particular campus. Integrus fosters a collaborative and open design process that allows for the sharing of ideas and the building of consensus among everyone involved. Our ultimate goal? To exceed your design expectations, stay aligned with the project’s budget, and enhance the built environment.
Since 1966 clients have been relying on JBA Consulting Engineers to provide the expertise and innovation needed to deliver one-of-a-kind projects. Delivering unique projects has become a cornerstone of our business and you can leverage our nearly half a century of experience to make your project a reality. We call this the Advisor Advantage, a process of collective reasoning, holistic systems approach and pragmatic innovation you can take advantage of to help reduce the risks of the unknown to bring your project to life.
When a higher degree of service matters, JE Dunn Construction has mastered the delivery of construction management services, design-build and integrated project delivery. With offices in Phoenix, Denver and Portland, we are regionally positioned to be the top educational builder in the West. Our teams maintain a commitment to integrity, collaboration, wisdom, quality, value, sustainability and safety. We've staked our reputation on our ability to deliver on each of these and pledge to pursue nothing less. We work Smart. We think Lean.
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.
Founded in 1965, LPA and has grown to become a leader in higher education and sustainable design. LPA offers a sustainable approach to design with an integrated design team of architects, planners, engineers, landscape architects and interior designers. LPA’s team employs a systematic process to building design which creates a unified experience between interior and exterior environments. Each design is a unique response to client needs, the academic program and the site.
Mackenzie is a provider of professional design services comprised of professionals in architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture. Anchored in foundational elements of high performance and client focus, Mackenzie brings deep expertise in commercial office, healthcare, community infrastructure, education, institutional, federal, high tech, public building, industrial, retail, community planning, economic development, and mixed use projects.
Mahlum is committed to the highest caliber of design - architecture that is conceptual, enduring and poetic. We are driven by the desire to create elegant solutions to complex problems. We seek out clients who reach beyond themselves, for it is with our most extraordinary clients that the best projects are born. Founded in 1938, Mahlum holds the collective knowledge and firm resources of a 100-person planning, architecture, and interiors organization with offices in Seattle and Portland. We have been recognized for design excellence from local, regional and national organizations for projects completed throughout the Northwest.
MATT Construction is an employee-owned general contractor known for its commitment to quality, integrity, and unfailing collaboration with clients and architects. MATT has built many of California’s most beloved private colleges and universities, and prides itself on trusting client relationships that last over a decade. The company portfolio is rich and diverse, and also includes many iconic museums, television studios, corporate and non-profit headquarters, hotels and restaurants, retail stores, residential projects, creative offices, and cultural institutions.The company background enables MATT’s staff to provide industry-leading insight into unique and complex capital projects of varying size and scope.
We have designed more than 80 higher education projects and over 300 school buildings for 50 school districts; with more than 80% of our work from repeat clients. We believe successful projects begin with balance. The inherent forces that shape each project work in concert with our clients' priorities. We diligently manage the collaborative and technical aspects of an engaging design process. Each design embodies unique aspects of the context, program and culture from which it is derived. The result is architecture that is artful and distinct; extending the craft of building to provide lasting value beyond expectation… in a word, remarkable.
Incorporated in 1954, Mortenson Construction has been bringing value to our customers by providing innovative solutions and treating every relationship as a partnership. The three attributes of the Mortenson Experience – ingenuity, expertise and exceptional people – are incorporated into every project we undertake to ensure a better building experience. We are experts in alternative delivery including Design Build and GC/CM methods. Our culture of continuous improvement drives our training programs and has positioned our office as a leader in the businesses of our selected industry sectors – higher education, healthcare, life sciences, data centers, historic renovations, and sports and recreation.
OAC Services, Inc., provides public and private clients with multi-discipline, building consulting services. We are committed to finding solutions to complex issues.
Our staff include licensed project managers, project management professionals, architects, professional engineers, registered roof observers, building enclosure specialists, certified construction managers, LEED and SAVE accredited professionals.
OAC provides comprehensive project and construction management services, as well as alternative project delivery consulting, tailored to meet the goals of each client.
We deliver building enclosure consulting for new and existing buildings, structural engineering, and forensic architecture and engineering.
OAC delivers sound leadership, superior service, and unmatched expertise.
At Page, we promise design that makes lives better. We have applied our solution-driven project focus to planning and/or designing over 200 higher education projects around the world. Our portfolio includes campus master planning and related projects ranging from student life, recreation and housing to academic/administration buildings, research laboratories, nursing schools and teaching hospitals.
Recently, Page welcomed BMS Design Group, one of the nation’s leading master planners, to the firm. New Page Principals Dan Kenney, Barbara Maloney, and Michael Smiley and their design teams will expand Page’s planning service capabilities in campuses, medical districts, transit-related projects, waterfronts and streetscapes across all our offices.
Page & Turnbull is a full-service architectural and planning firm established in 1973 to give new life and purpose to historic structures and places. We are architects, historians, planners and conservators dedicated to meeting the design challenges of integrating modern uses into cultural landmarks. We design for the future while continuing a meaningful connection to the past.
Our diverse achievements—which encompass rehabilitation, conservation, and new construction projects—are rooted in collaboration and a commitment to quality. Working closely with our clients, consultants and builders, we pool our collective talents to more fully realize each project’s potential. We know we have done our job well if people enjoy using what we have created.
Founded in 1906, RATCLIFF provides architecture, interior design, planning and sustainable design services to a diverse range of institutional clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. A recognized leader in the field of academic architecture since the 1920s, RATCLIFF brings state of the art campus design and integrated project delivery expertise based on long-term relationships with both the private and public sector. We serve as strategic partners to our clients to design flexible spaces that embrace their organizations’ culture, leverage technology and produce healthy/wellness-oriented, performance based environments. Sustainability is central to RATCLIFF’s innovative design process and encompasses baseline data collection, analysis and stakeholder engagement to provide the basis for long term implementation strategies towards a sustainable future.
At SERA we practice a thoughtful and disciplined approach to architecture, interiors, and planning that combines diligent research with a focus on performance, artistry, and devotion to our clients. With each project our mission is to create enduring designs that will establish the framework for student success while achieving meaningful steps toward a sustainable built environment.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm with a thoughtful design vision and a dynamic national imprint. Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting visual impact on skylines, campuses and neighborhoods nationwide. From offices in San Francisco and Chicago, we offer our expertise to clients across the country, helping them achieve their goals, serve their constituents, and create unique built environments. Our approach is to ask questions, listen, and apply our industry leading standards to determine the best design solution for each individual project. For us, context is key, innovation is clear, and user comfort is king.
Steinberg brings a strategic, innovative approach to the design and development of projects around the world. Blending sustainable initiatives with award-winning design, our collaborative process yields transformative designs that positively impact the lives of the people and communities in which we work. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai, we have been entrusted by over 50 public and private educational institutions to translate their visions into architecture that fosters teaching and learning, flexibility and sustainability, and sensitivity to campus context.
Taylor Design is an integrated team of architects, interior designers, and design strategists that believes in designing powerful experiences that enhance life. We collaborate with our clients in the education, science & technology, and healthcare fields using Strategy-based Design to learn together and develop user-based solutions, places, and services that are effective, valid, and delightful. Ultimately, our work hinges on using design as a tool for driving value, creating greater possibilities, and serving client needs.
Based in Santa Rosa, California, TLCD Architecture is a diverse architectural and interiors practice with a strong focus on higher education. Serving California Community Colleges and State Universities, TLCD has developed an extensive portfolio of campus planning, along with learning resource, science and specialty facilities, including several involved in wine industry education.
As a collaborative design practice, we engage with our clients in responsive and forward looking outcomes that reflect the culture and aspirations of the educational communities we help to build. Attention to detail, response to context and environmental responsibility are guideposts in all our endeavors.
A leader in building innovation, View Inc. is the first company to successfully advance the large-scale commercialization of dynamic glass. Situated at the intersection of human wellness, smart technology, and energy efficiency, View manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of architectural glass that intelligently transitions through multiple tint states to control the sun’s energy, providing an enhanced occupant experience and optimum natural light and thermal comfort.
View is shaping the future of occupant-focused building design from its headquarters in Silicon Valley and its high-volume manufacturing facilities in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Founded in 1931, WALTER P MOORE is among the most respected engineering and consulting firms based in the U.S. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company has 13 offices nationally. It has built a national and international reputation for design solutions that help clients turn their ideas into structures and infrastructures that work. The company has been recognized throughout its long history for superb client service, engineering excellence and innovation, and in recent years has been consistently rated as one of the industry's best places to work.
Watry Design, Inc. creates parking solutions specifically tailored to your campus’ needs. Our highly skilled architects, engineers and parking planners provide services at all stages of the parking lifecycle whether you need to assess your current parking conditions or evaluate the potential of one site or a whole campus. We offer parking planning, parking technology and parking structure design, as well as condition assessments and solutions for restoration. Infused with a passion for parking, the Watry Design team produces cost effective, award winning solutions for satisfied clients, such Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego.
Wood Harbinger creates learning environments that enable students to achieve their best. Colleges, universities, and educators are under increasing pressure to deliver more with less. Dealing with the political and practical implications of resource reductions requires new modes and models of thinking and a willingness to break from convention in order to achieve gains in efficiency, effectiveness and end-user relevance. Now is the time for creative answers to tough, persistent challenges in the market that show no signs of letting up. Given the financial impact of engineering systems, mechanical in particular, sustainability strategies will continue to be an important piece of the equation. In like manner new technologies hold promise to streamline operations while expanding services and security for these important community assets.
WSP USA Corp. and Parsons Brinckerhoff have a long history of partnering on key building, transportation and infrastructure projects across the United States. Last fall the firm globally made a strategic move with the merger of the two firms. Our new organization includes over 7,000 staff nationally in every technical specialty, while offering the same local expertise and service that our clients have come to expect from both firms. As part of our integration and merger into one entity for the future, the firm has updated its name to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. An industry leader in sustainable/green building technology, we are also a co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council and have adopted in-house sustainable practices. The Building Systems Boston office has served national clients since the 1960’s. Boston’s MEP/FP and Commissioning practices span all major market sectors, including Commercial; Residential; Mixed-use; Science + Technology; Higher Education; Cultural.
ZGF Architects LLP is an architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and Vancouver, BC. With 500 professionals our portfolio of work features both public and private projects, and includes academic facilities, commercial developments, corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, research buildings, airports, civic centers, and regional transportation systems.
We have worked on more than 50 public and private academic campuses across the country and have been responsible for the site planning, programming and design of over 100 buildings. Academic clients include University of San Diego, Stanford University, Fresno State University, University of Washington, Washington State University, Reed College, Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Boise State University, Drake University, Northwestern University, Iowa State University, the University of Texas, Duke University, and the University of California system. We have also completed master plans for many of these institutions which have successfully guided the development of their building programs.
Our projects have received over 400 national, regional and local awards for design excellence. In 1991, the firm received the industry's highest national honor, the Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.
Calichi Design Design Group (CDG), a registered Emerging Small Business Enterprise, is a multi-disciplinary civil engineering firm specializing in the K-14 and higher education market.
The professionals at CDG have more than 22 years of experience leading project teams both domestically and abroad, and possess a wide range of design expertise. CDG provides their partners and clients with innovative solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner while ensuring the personal attention and flexibility that only a small firm can offer.
Sustainable design is not just a trend at CDG—it is a passion!
All design professionals in the firm are LEED APs, and CDG is a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council. CDG strives to leave as small of a footprint as possible.
Guttmann & Blaevoet has provided continuous engineering services since 1956. With four offices in California and licenses in ten states, our staff of 54 includes licensed mechanical and electrical engineers, telecom/technology experts, energy/carbon analysts, lighting designers, controls specialists and commissioning providers. We have designed over 110 projects for colleges and universities from new construction, historic renovation, seismic and energy retrofit, feasibility study to master planning. These projects have encompassed classrooms, laboratories, health centers, recreational facilities, libraries and student/faculty/facility services buildings. Recent work includes CSUMB Main Campus Library, UCSC Biomedical Research Facility, UCSF Cancer Research Center, Columbia College Science Building and Child Development Center, Las Positas College Science & Technology Center, and UCD Student Health & Wellness Center and Segundo Student Services Center.
Education ignites connections that illuminate minds and enrich our world. At HDR, we believe the way we work can add meaning and value to those connections. That ideas inspire positive change. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward. HDR is a firm that specializes in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services. Our employees, working in 225 locations around the world, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day. We work alongside educators and academic institutions to create great educational experiences that elevate humankind and empower us all to change the world.
Hennebery Eddy Architects is a firm driven by the values of the Pacific Northwest: simplicity, efficiency and beauty. Our portfolio is characterized by well-crafted, thoughtfully detailed designs that respect their sites, strengthen their context, and inspire excellence through the new ideas they bring forward. Our work consistently pushes beyond the programmatic requirements of projects to create inspirational, meaningful places in the community.
A focal point of our firm is serving higher education clients. Through the planning, design, and renovation of buildings and spaces for higher education campuses we have gained a detailed understanding of the pedagogical issues facing today’s colleges and universities and how to create meaningful living and learning spaces.
Kate Keating Associates has been providing environmental graphic design services to architects, universities and colleges for more than 20 years. KKA has substantial expertise in the design and management of highly complex projects that require close coordination. We work with a wide variety of materials, colors and styles, so that our work complements its architectural context while staying within the budget parameters. KKA provides complete design services from Schematic Design through Contract Administration. We have an excellent reputation for developing design solutions that identify and present multiple levels of information in a clear, logical manner, while enhancing the architectural integrity of the environment.
Noll & Tam is a 20-person architectural practice located in Berkeley, California. The firm designs distinct spaces that enhance the civic presence of public buildings and the academic experience at universities and community colleges. Noll & Tam’s portfolio includes the Bancroft Library Renovation at UC Berkeley, the Library and Student Resource Center at Cañada College, and the Alumni and Visitor Center at CSU Monterey Bay.
Founded 50 years ago, PAE is a firm of over 200 providing an array of services in mechanical and electrical engineering, technology services, and architectural lighting design. Well-known for leadership in sustainable design, PAE has provided expertise for more than 120 LEED rated or registered projects, including 24 that are certified or pursuing Platinum status. Moving beyond LEED, dozens of PAE projects have either achieved or are pursuing Living Building, Architecture 2030, Carbon Neutral, and Net Zero Energy / Net Zero Water status. With offices in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, PAE serves public and private sector clients throughout the western United States and beyond. Among them are more than 40 colleges and universities, with projects ranging from laboratory and classroom buildings to student housing and student services buildings.
The PENTA Building Group is a relationship-focused general contractor, with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. PENTA partners with every member of the development, design, and construction team to build a variety of projects ranging in size and scope as it provides services as a GC, CMAR or as a Design-Build partner. The success of PENTA’s approach is found in its successful projects, spanning a variety of markets, such as education, healthcare, hospitality, Native American, and public works. PENTA is privately held and possesses an impressive financial statement, bonding capacity, and a commendable safety record.