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.
Founded in 1997, our core purpose is simple – enhance our clients’ vision and design spaces that foster business success, employee health, the community and the environment. Clients testify to our ability to quickly gain a highly nuanced understanding of their organization’s culture and vision, uncovering and illuminating the influences essential for them to thrive.
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.
A Texas-based commercial and civil contractor, SpawGlass was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. With nine offices across Texas, the company has approximately 675 employees and is 100 percent employee-owned – with ownership open to all employees. Our mission is to provide our clients with the absolute best construction experience.
Since its founding in 1984, Lake|Flato has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place. We believe in creating environments that enrich communities and nurture life by designing buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. We have implemented our vision throughout numerous university and college projects across the country, earning eleven AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards for our sustainable projects.
Students matter most in higher education. Construction is the means to a greater end and our goal is to make your job easier. We provide early, accurate budgets during campus and master planning, we are open, honest communicators and we collaborate to build you the most program within your budget. JE Dunn provides construction management services, design-build and integrated project delivery. With 20 offices across the country, we exist to enrich lives through inspired people and places.
VHB has supported more than 200 colleges and universities in meeting their growth and development goals by providing transportation, site/civil infrastructure, and environmental resources solutions. With 24 offices located throughout the east coast, VHB offers the focus and personal attention of a small consulting firm backed by the resources of a 1,400-person, multidisciplinary company. Our passionate, collaborative team of engineers, scientists, planners and designers provide an integrated approach to campus planning and design. We create campus environments that endure.
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.
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation. Our purpose is to build exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, our company is the successor to the Thos. C. Brasfield company, a general contractor operating as a sole proprietor from 1921. Miller Gorrie purchased the company's construction assets in 1964 and changed the name to Brasfield & Gorrie in 1967. Initially, the new company continued in the niche of small commercial and remodeling projects. As profitability increased, the company shifted its emphasis to larger commercial, institutional, healthcare, and industrial projects. In 1984, Brasfield & Gorrie began expanding, opening full-service offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida. Since that time, the company has continued to grow and now serves clients from 12 offices in eight states. Brasfield & Gorrie's success is the result of a strong work ethic and industry knowledge combined with innovation and collaboration. In the first full year after Miller Gorrie purchased the assets of the Thos. C. Brasfield company, our annual revenue was less than $1 million. Today, our annual revenue is approximately $2.8 billion, and we are a nationally respected general contractor with 3,000 employees and an average project value of $14 million.
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.
When Pendleton Clark, FAIA, founded the firm now known as Clark Nexsen in 1920, his days were spent reimagining spaces for institutional clients, and perhaps only in his dreams did he envision the firm that exists today: a fully integrated architecture and engineering firm with more than 450 employees, 10 offices, and a global reputation for excellence. Widely recognized as leaders in the design profession, Clark Nexsen maintains a continuing commitment to provide superior design and services to our clients. The firm specializes in college and university buildings including student life – housing, dining, athletics, student unions / student centers; academics – general classrooms, science + technology, research, libraries, student career and success centers. At Clark Nexsen, we believe in putting our clients’ voices first – understanding individual needs, priorities and ambitions to take a great idea from collaboration to fruition.
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.
Firm Founded in 1960 by Jerry Cooper and Walter Carry, Cooper Carry has had a long and storied 58-year history. But we are just getting going. Cooper Carry is a creative collective, actively working to break down the traditional walls between studios and building types. We approach each project as a unique entity and recognize that our work is sometimes a reflection of a changing world and sometimes a herald of it, but that no matter what it is best approached with fresh eyes and an open mind. We believe that well-designed places have the power to positively affect people’s lives. Through our work, we seek to create happier, more productive humans everywhere through design excellence. What is The Center for Connective Architecture? The Center For Connective Architecture articulates our belief that connectivity is the centerpiece of our architectural, planning and urban design approach. Our process combines multiple disciplines in a rich composition of functional, thoroughly connected spaces designed to unite the experience of indoors and out. The Connective Architecture process includes the assessment of the sustainability of materials, the suitability of assembly methods, and the options for organizing buildings and landscapes into compositions that maximize the advantages of solar orientation, weather, daylighting, building conditioning, and other variables that affect the building’s environmental performance. We alsostudy ways to optimize the human habitat in our designs to elevate the quality of life for the occupants. The Connective Architecture: Convergence We’ve learned that as a firm and industry we must constantly adapt, change, evolve and progress. Today we still practice Connective Architecture but it has taken a new direction as building types blend into each other in new and interesting ways. We are a mixed-used firm with a firm-wide focus on the convergence of building types for the benefit of societies, communities, and individuals. Our studio leaders wear the mixed-use hat as advocates and expert negotiators for their specialties – be it hospitality, multi-family, retail, or beyond – empowered by a legacy of deep industry expertise to make decisions that prioritize place-making, civic space, and the greater good of communities, tenants, residents and visitors in places where buildings designed for specific uses must relate and react to those around them to create a cohesive, sustainable, experience-filled whole. Stewards of Sustainability As individuals and as a collective we recognize the critical part we play in shaping not only our environments and spaces, but the places that millions will encounter and inhabit on a daily basis. We are armed with both the knowledge and conviction to influence the design of the world for the better. We endeavor to leave a legacy marked by good stewardship.
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.
GarzaEMC is a Civil Engineering design, management and consulting firm providing industry leading services for clients and owners in both the public and private sectors. Since founded, GarzaEMC has primarily focused on educational and public institutional facility projects in the Central Texas Region. Our expertise quickly became site development for higher education and major universities. Our team has gained considerable experience with the governance model process that includes multiple levels of decision makers and stakeholders. We’ve successfully delivered projects consisting of academic buildings, student housing, administrative offices, research buildings and laboratories, athletic facilities and parking structures for the University of Texas, as well as other major universities. GarzaEMC is very familiar with the design systems, standards and regulations of a University campus. Our team is accustomed to creating solutions to the utility, drainage and other anticipated site challenges that may arise. With our concentration being civil engineering, we focus on site development, drainage, water and wastewater utilities, utility coordination, roadways, traffic engineering and permitting. From master planning and building designs to construction and hand-over, our team is fully equipped with experienced professionals and the technology needed to successfully deliver educational and public institutional projects.
Goman+York works at the leading edge of real estate and economic development. We draw on decades of experience informed by the latest market research and strategic thinking to help our clients formulate bold, yet real-world real estate solutions. We work with leaders of educational institutions who want to better connect their campus with its host community, win over students, and instill pride in alumni. No matter where your institution is on the planning spectrum, complex real estate issues demand innovative solutions. At Goman+York, our comprehensive service offerings and personal attention turn your headaches into opportunities!
Linbeck is a Texas-based, construction management company offering Construction Management at-Risk, Design/Build, Integrated Project Delivery and related construction services. Since the firm’s inception in 1938, the company culture is based on integrity and trust. Using its integrated, collaborative TeamBuild® approach and Lean Construction, Linbeck helps clients minimize risk and waste with construction practices that achieve optimal business outcomes. Two industry-leading publications, Engineering News Record (ENR) and Building Design & Construction, rank Linbeck among the top construction managers and building contractors in the US. Linbeck operates offices in Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Texas with projects throughout the US.
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.
Praxis3 is an architecture and multidisciplinary design firm founded in 1997. Our goal is to foster design excellence and create exceptional places for our clients and end users. The places we design often represent one of the largest investments our clients will ever make. Those places should enhance our client’s enterprise, no matter what it is. Good design means more than just listening to our clients. It means actively engaging in an ongoing dialogue seeking design solutions to support our client’s needs. We broadly specialize in retail, automotive, financial, civic, cultural, institutional, higher education, hospitality, and mixed-use / housing design. We believe that a broad range of work can be interrelated, and that work in several building types and programs strengthens abilities in all, providing for a diversity of perspective in practice not usually found in a single discipline or overly specialized firm. To date our work spans 34 states and Puerto Rico. We are designers. Our work covers architecture, planning, sustainable / LEED design, interiors, retail rollout, prototype design, comprehensive branding, retail merchandising, environmental graphics / signage, and graphic design.
Committed to a fully integrated practice as a core value, Stantec offers what few other firms can – a multidisciplinary team of professionals that share a vision of how to develop better campuses through design. How to make them healthier, more knowledge inspiring, more technologically sophisticated, more life enhancing – all to enable teaching, learning and discovery. Working with integrated teams of strategic planners, business analysts, environmental specialists, master planners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and program and project managers, universities and colleges have the benefit of Stantec’s proven project development, design and delivery solutions for all planning, campus facilities, and infrastructure needs. Stantec. One Team. Total Campus Solutions.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services for colleges and universities nationwide. Backed by over 100 years of industry experience, Whiting-Turner provides high quality construction services aimed at exceeding expectations and delighting the customer from first contact to final close out, on all projects large and small.
TSW is a full-service planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm that focuses on place-making and sustainability for every project, from campus master plans and site improvements to mixed-use nodes that support campus activities. Maintaining a small office size allows our principals to be hands-on in every aspect of a project and allows for multidisciplinary collaboration. TSW has extensive experience in college and university planning across the Southeast, with particular expertise in the areas of visioning, physical master planning, space analysis based on our proprietary computer model, and detailed site design with a focus on sustainability and common spaces.
VMDO has specialized in architectural planning and design for educational institutions since 1976. With one office in Charlottesville, Virginia, we create community-centered environments that connect people and place through design. We strive to enrich the human experience and the long-term stewardship of our planet by emphasizing the spirit of a place through quality and enduring architecture, sustainable design objectives, sensitivity to sites and landscapes, and design transformations that embody a community’s highest ambitions. Our 70 employees support the firm’s 3 educational design practice areas of K12 Schools, Higher Education, and Athletics + Community.
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.
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WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
Gardner Spencer Smith Tench & Jarbeau, P.C. was founded in 1983 and offers comprehensive design services for a diverse mix of public and private institutional clients located throughout the Southeast. Specializations have emerged through extensive experience in higher education, performing arts, K-12 and library projects. Our portfolio has recently expanded to include a number of municipal facilities, financial institutions, and worship spaces.
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.
Atlanta-based Hendessi & Associates provides facilities and real estate consulting services for colleges and universities. Hendessi & Associates assists a variety of higher education institutions by providing comprehensive development solutions, strategic financing plans, and program management services for on-campus and off-campus facilities. Hendessi & Associates is committed to understanding the national issues facing higher education and the challenges that require creative and strategic facilities solutions in order to serve the mission of the institution. Our customized services address the changing lifestyle demands of students and the increasingly recognized educational advantages of modern living and learning facilities.
Founded in 1999, KSi/Structural Engineers provides a full range of structural engineering services. Our dedicated staff provides a concentration of experience in Higher Education facilities ranging from Science & Technology to Sports & Recreation to Student Housing. The firm produces work in two offices – Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee – and is licensed in 37 states and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico.