Founded in 1891, Bulley & Andrews is one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished construction firms. The firm’s service offerings include general contracting, construction management and design/build. A recognized leader in sustainable building practices, B&A also offers expertise in Cleanroom technology, historical restoration, concrete and masonry restoration and high-end residential construction.
Our passion for design in the built environment and a commitment to quality is something we strive for in all of our projects. We enable academic institutions to facilitate learning through great design and we creatively integrate essential solutions that focus on relevant 21st century issues of connectivity, program extension, innovation, and architectural spirit. We take pride in our proficiency in the evaluation and assessment of existing facilities and sites and address the diverse demands of educational campuses.
CMTA is a national multi-specialty firm that specializes in cost effective, energy efficient, high performance buildings for colleges and universities. Unlike other firms, we are true partners who are vested in the long-term success of our buildings, which is measured by exceeding the expectations of building owners and managers, and maintaining the health and comfort of the occupants. We provide MEP services, campus-wide security and safety master planning and implementation, commissioning, retro-commissioning and renewable energy consulting (solar, wind and combined heat and power) to our clients. We are Data Driven, Results Proven. We have 15 years of data that provides the proof to evaluate and continually improve our approach. This database and our years of designing high performance buildings means we understand how to make these buildings a reality without extra first costs. We provide MEP services, campus-wide security and safety master planning and implementation, commissioning, retro-commissioning and renewable energy consulting (solar, wind and combined heat and power) to our clients.
Cuningham Group has more than 15 years’ experience working with colleges and universities. Our design and master planning of higher education spaces reflect our philosophy that higher education differs from a pedagogical, or child-based, approach to learning. Higher education learners have different needs, and as they mature they become increasingly independent and responsible for their learning. Self-directed study, collaborative learning, and research-based learning all require flexible and adaptable facilities that can be easily modified as programs shift to reflect global context. In addition, virtual and distance learning opportunities increase the depth and breadth of offerings and these must be accommodated. Cuningham Group actively partners, mentors, employs, and promotes diversity and inclusion. Our core value of PEOPLE states: “…people are our greatest resource, and we are committed to having the best, most diverse staff and the tools to support them.”
Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. (EUA) is an architectural leader, best known for inspired design with exceptional service. Our knowledge experts are happy to discuss the latest design trends to maximize student engagement and collaboration. Visitors will gain insight on how EUA is helping universities with a variety of projects, including re-invisioning library and student services spaces to better meet changing student needs. Recent projects include design solutions with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Fox Valley Technical College.
FGM Architects is a full service architectural firm providing a depth of experience and resources to institutions of higher learning. We offer a unique understanding of the issues faced by colleges and universities, and we deliver solutions that incorporate our clients' goals, expectations and aspirations for each project. From early strategic facility planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our 95-person team supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service. We offer a unique combination of experience, talent and a collaborative design process. We build relationships as well as projects.
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 learning, discovery, and healing do what they do best. The firm is passionate about design and a leader in creating innovative, sustainable environments that support the increasingly collaborative nature of multidisciplinary research and team-based learning. We specialize in this area with over 75 million square feet of science-related space. With offices throughout the United States, and billions of dollars in projects worldwide, our emphasis remains on our relationship with each individual client.
Gensler is a global design, planning, and strategic consulting firm, with more than 5,000 professionals networked across 48 offices on five continents. Consistently ranked by U.S. and international industry surveys as the leading architecture and interior design firm, Gensler leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop design solutions for industries across the globe. Gensler's Education Practice Area is comprised of a team that understands the needs of students and educators, based on decades of experience creating academic spaces that motivate and enrich learning. By leveraging our dynamic knowledge network, we bring the best talent to every project, regardless of its location. Great educational institutions spring from great ideas, generated by great people and informed by a collaborative spirit. At Gensler, we view higher education design as an opportunity to spark imagination, support institutional identity, and foster community development. The projects we create for our clients are aesthetically diverse and solidly rooted in concepts of sustainability. We have designed projects such as libraries, student housing, auditoriums, student services, student centers, administration and facilities spaces, labs, and research spaces.
HGA is a national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that the best design starts with deep insight into the people and passions that animate every built environment. Curiosity is the root of our creativity; inspired application of what we learn sets us apart.
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Our 1,700 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Design is the art and science of defining and creating optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments for people. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment. Human need is the foundation of our creative process. Everything we do responds to the needs and aspirations of our clients and our communities. We give form and meaning to rooms, buildings, landscapes and cities. At every scale, we understand the flow of human activity that energizes the spaces we design. We balance internal functions with external demands of site, climate and culture. HOK’s global practice compels us to be responsible stewards of the environment. As we shape buildings and landscapes, we preserve natural resources and celebrate sustainable values. We measure our work by its contributions to the well-being of the users and the place. In science and art, success results from knowledge and intuition. Though research and analysis are essential, sparks of imagination ignite new discoveries. HOK’s approach emphasizes this integrated design process. Our geographic and cultural diversity expands our knowledge, which our talented individuals transform into innovative design solutions that create real value. We create this value for clients, users, communities and ourselves. From a robust exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that solve profound functional and technical challenges while creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people. This is what motivates and unites us.
See Our Work We are about, OPTIMIZING HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND EXPERIENCE THROUGH INFORMED DESIGN We believe there is no more important topic to the success of our children, businesses and our economy than education. While schools have been the epicenter of our 119-year history, our future is about providing solutions across all markets based on our integrated expertise and design thinking. Our passion is about creating transformative learning spaces that impact businesses for job retraining, healthcare for advanced certification, and for all levels of education from early childhood centers to universities. Our highly skilled team provides innovative, forward-thinking design solutions that challenge traditional thinking, while achieving improved outcomes in learning and performance. In collaboration with our clients, we strive to understand the core principles that drive each market and the traditions that need to be disrupted so that a new level of learning and performance can be realized. Through innovative thinking, we are making a difference.
Klein and Hoffman is a team of structural engineers and restoration architects delivering solutions to projects that expand the functionality of buildings and facilities. Our reputation as a client-focused organization is reflected in the number of returning clients and referrals we receive from partnerships established with owners, architects, developers, and other engineering firms.
At Shive-Hattery, we are passionate about Building Communities where people live, work, learn, heal and play. We create sustainable communities of places and people; internally, with our clients, and by giving back to those we serve. Our Higher Education focused multi-disciplinary teams listen, then create environments to support learning, research, sports, collaboration and socializing, to enhance the student and campus experience. Shive-Hattery integrates rapidly advancing learning methodology and technology, as higher education continuously transforms within and across fields of study, fostering innovation. We support our clients in building Learning Communities for students, which will provide benefits for a lifetime, and aid in recruiting the best and the brightest. We understand the balance of resources, and achieving the goals and aspirations of the institutions we serve. With roots back to 1895, Shive-Hattery is an architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firm with eight offices across the Midwest, built on a reputation for unparalleled service and creativity.
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 campuses, skylines, and neighborhoods nationwide. From offices in Chicago and San Francisco, 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.
Established in 1965 as a structural engineering firm, Walker Parking Consultants rapidly morphed into a parking design and consulting practice. By the 1980s, Walker was the leading parking consultant in the United States. Today, Walker Consultants is a global consulting firm with 19 domestic and 1 international office. Our staff of over 300 has experience working in all 50 states and has worked in 20 foreign countries. We are proud of the impact our firm and our people have had on the parking industry and specifically on the planning, design and restoration of parking facilities worldwide. Many of the design elements and planning approaches that are taken for granted today are innovations developed by Walker’s professional staff. We pioneered the concept of the mega-parking structure at theme parks, airports and international developments, furthered the use of and improved upon the concept of shared parking at mixed-use developments, and were instrumental in the development of design standards for accessible parkers. In addition to our design expertise, Walker has been a leader in the consulting area as well, being one of the first firms to demonstrate how strategic parking planning can help cities and towns promote economic development and improve the quality of life for residents. Walker served as the parking consultant for the first privatization of a municipal parking system and has continued to assist with dozens of public/private partnership projects. Walker continues to provide a full spectrum of forensic and rehabilitation solutions to owners. Whether for a parking structure, building, bridge, stadium, cooling tower, or any other type of infrastructure, our state-of-the-art technical expertise will provide innovative solutions for all your restoration needs. Looking forward to the future, we are continually expanding our services and expertise to address the needs of our clients and today’s technological driven marketplace. Our professional staff is working on improving the sustainability of our designs by using materials and building techniques that will extend the useful life of a facility and reduce the impact on the environment. Walker is developing solutions to address the impact of autonomous vehicles on communities and for our clients’ projects. We are working within the industry to examine opportunities for adaptive reuse of existing and future parking facilities; and from a consulting standpoint, have developed a holistic planning approach that integrates parking into the overall master mobility solution for communities, institutions and the private sector. Walker has been the parking industry’s premier consultant for over 50 years and we will continue to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people.
AECOM is an international planning, design, engineering and construction services company with extensive experience across all markets and building types. We believe in the power of community, and recognize the extraordinary contributions higher education campuses make to cities, regions and states and their economic, social, and cultural impacts. See how we deliver what others can only image at aecom.com and @AECOM.
BSA LifeStructures is an integrated design firm creating inspired solutions that improve lives through architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning services. With national expertise and regional leadership, BSA designs LifeStructures – innovative and inviting spaces that not only house the activities of healing, learning, and discovery but actually contribute to them – in order to make a difference for our clients and communities. As such, a LifeStructure is purposeful, a LifeStructure inspires, a LifeStructure delights and a LifeStructure improves lives.
DLR Group's Higher Education Studio partners with clients to elevate the campus experience. Colleges and universities around the world benefit from DLR Group's integrated facility design, planning, and management expertise. Our international platform enables us to share higher education best practices from across the globe. We directly apply the latest knowledge to each project, utilizing our experts with experience in particular building and program types to enhance the design process and improve the final building solution.
The Education Studio of Hitchcock Design Group collaborates with institutions of higher education, adding measurable value to their communities by Creating Better Places® to learn. From campus master plans to outdoor classrooms, our planning and landscape architectural design services provide schools with distinctive and sustainable solutions to difficult problems.
MKSK is a collective of nearly one hundred landscape architects, urban designers, and planners who are passionate about the interaction between people and place. We shape place to improve lives, and we share the story to inspire ourselves, our industry, and the world to work together for the common good.
Schuler Shook provides theatre planning services for campus performing arts facilities and architectural lighting design services for numerous building types, including libraries, galleries, lecture rooms, student centers, residence halls, chapels, building exteriors and sites. We collaborate with campus planners and architects to ensure successful, energy conscious designs. Clients include Carleton College, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Hamline University, Loyola University Chicago, Macalester College, McKendree University, Northwestern University, Rice University, The University of Chicago, University of Alberta, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, and University of Wisconsin.