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.
· Hundreds of higher education facilities
· 41 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.
Founded in 2000 in Seattle, BNBuilders is a West Coast general contractor that specializes in complex projects for clients in the life sciences, education, healthcare, public, and technology sectors. They are known for their innovative solutions to highly technical issues, comprehensive preconstruction services, passion for sustainable construction practices, and commitment to the communities in which they do business. With three offices, 300+ employees, and a strong presence in the California and Washington construction markets, BNBuilders is a leader and preferred contractor on the West Coast.
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.
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.
Based in San Francisco, Pfau Long Architecture (PLA) is distinguished by our passion for environmentally sensitive architecture. Since 1991, PLA has drawn creative inspiration from the human experience of space, light and materials. We believe the most important aspect of sustainable design is creating a thoughtful building design. These ideals transfer seamlessly into designing campuses of higher education. Our approach to design considers the variables for creating versatile spaces for collaborative learning, secluded studying, and comfortable living. Currently we are designing UCSF Department of Psychiatry building; other recent projects include CCSF Multi Use Building and a Law Library for McGeorge Law School.
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.
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. CO's 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 31 years, the firm serves a national clientele from its base in Los Angeles.
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 learning, discovery, and healing 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.
Millie and Severson is a licensed General Contractor in California serving clients since 1945. Our expertise crosses many sectors such as Healthcare, Medical Office Buildings, Industrial, Institutional, Commercial Office Buildings and other niche markets. With offices in both Southern and Northern California, we offer a range of construction services to ensure the success of every client’s vision and budget at every stage of the project.
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.
When we started in 1979, little did we know that our work would shape campuses throughout California. Our work gives people places to work, learn, heal, research, and invent. tk1sc provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, low voltage, security, architectural lighting design, code consulting, and commissioning services. We’re home to more than 200 professionals in Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and San Jose. Together, we are ONE tk1sc, building value through innovation.℠
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.
Today’s most transformative organizations have entrusted WRNS Studio to steward their brands with live / learn / work environments that propel the innovation economy. Our particular expertise in higher education benefits from the latest thinking in learning modalities and how to leverage modern workplace efficiencies and innovation within an academic context. Long-time leaders within the Society for College and University Planning, we engage regularly in the most salient topics informing higher education. Likewise, we bring experience in a variety of collaborative delivery methods, including Public / Private Partnership, CM-at-Risk, Design-Build, Collaborative Design Build, and Lean Construction.
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 15 offices throughout the United States, the firm's staff is comprised of more than 650 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.
CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, experts and builders with a singular goal — to help solve our clients’ and society’s greatest challenges. Our defining strength is our ability to harness creative intelligence — both ours and our clients — to develop solutions informed by a prism of perspectives, experiences, technologies and cultures. Named one of Most Innovative Architecture Firms in the World by Fast Company in 2017, CannonDesign serves clients from 15 north American offices including Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco and Los Angeles. CannonDesign is recognized as a leader in the design of higher education facilities that manifest design excellence, technological innovation and sustainable solutions. We are known for our ability to listen and communicate strategic ideas and conceptual alternatives in collaboration with our clients. The resulting environments are aesthetically pleasing, functionally sound and cost-effective to operate and maintain, reflecting each institution’s spirit and character, while enlivening the campus environment.
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.
Awarded the American Institute of Architects Minnesota Firm Award in 2013, Cuningham Group® transcends tradition with architecture, interior design, urban design and landscape architecture services for a diverse mix of client and project types. The firm’s client-centered, collaborative approach incorporates trend-setting architecture and environmental responsiveness to create projects that weave seamlessly into the urban fabric. Founded in 1968, the firm is consistently recognized as a leader in the field of architecture and has grown to over 370 employees in offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Biloxi, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Seoul, Beijing and Doha. For more information, please visit cuningham.com.
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 Phoenix, Albuquerque, Amarillo and Las Cruces, and a staff of more than 170.
DLR Group is a global architecture, interiors, engineering and planning firm with more than 1000 employees. We are organized around interdisciplinary teams, project stakeholders, open information sharing, data-driven analysis, value-based decision-making, proficient use of technology, and true collaboration. DLR Group’s Higher Education Studio partners with institutions to elevate the campus experience. As testament to our focus on quality, we have received more than 40 design awards in the past five years. DLR Group experts have worked with more than 325 colleges and universities. We have guided thousands of projects that range from small studies to multi-million dollar projects. Over 80% of our work is for repeat clients – who benefit from DLR Group’s integrated facility planning, design, development, and management expertise. Our national platform enables us to share best practices from across the country. We directly apply the latest trends and benchmarks to each project, utilizing our expertise and experience in every type of campus facility and program. DLR Group is also a national leader supporting institutions to achieve their goals for resource conservation, sustainable design, net-zero and carbon-neutral strategies along with planning for resiliency in the face of unforeseen events. We have nearly 170 projects that have achieved LEED certification and another nearly 60 projects that have been registered or are pending certification. Working in collaboration with our clients, we elevate the human experience for students, faculty, staff, business partners, and communities, one project at a time.
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.
Gilbane Inc. 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.
We are a studio of 60+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mortenson, established in 1954 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a full-service real estate developer and general contractor. Our Pacific Region offices include: Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. We are known for our ability to develop and construct projects with an exceptionally high standard of craftsmanship and enduring quality. Mortenson has more than 60-years of experience in assembling exceptional teams and performing billions of dollars of work across most major U.S. markets including higher education, hospitality, medical office, high-rise residential, office, retail and industrial.
Founded in 1938 and based in the Pacific Northwest, Mahlum provides planning, architecture and interior design services for institutions of higher education throughout the Pacific region. Mahlum believes in the transformational power of design to create a more healthy and sustainable planet. We have come to understand the intersectionality of environmental, physical, and mental factors in shaping the quality human experience. We are committed to assuring safety and well-being for all people and the environmental eco-systems that are inextricably linked. As a practice, we continue to explore new ways to empower communities so that their voices and interests are reflected in every design process we lead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 organization's 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.
For 65 years, Steinberg Hart has been shaping environments and creating inspiring places through an idea driven, results-oriented approach to design. The firm’s team of architects, designers, planners and sustainability experts share the belief that design can create profound and unexpected connections between people and place. With a focus in education, residential, urban mixed-use, hospitality, civic, and commercial office projects, the full-service architecture firm creates environments that sculpt space to shape lives in subtle and empowering ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.