AKF is an award-winning global MEP/FP design firm specializing in engineering for the built environment. The firm also offers integrated services to bring better solutions to clients and cater to unique project needs. In addition to MEP/FP design and consultation, AKF offers Analysis & Testing, Architectural Code Consulting, Building Controls, Commissioning, Critical Systems, Energy & Sustainability, Fire & Life Safety, Infrastructure, IT/AV/Security, Lighting, and Special Inspections. AKF is headquartered in New York City, with nine additional offices across the United States and Mexico.
For over sixty five 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.
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.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country, with expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets. Our work makes a clear contribution to society and the environment around us. Whether we are building schools to provide inspiring spaces for learning, roads to connect communities or hospitals to care for patients, it all contributes to our purpose – we build what matters.
Higher Education has been a leading market for Whiting-Turner, providing construction management, general contracting, and design-build services for colleges and universities both large and small. Backed by over 100 years of industry experience, and currently ranked #1 in the mid-Atlantic for education by ENR, Whiting-Turner provides high quality construction services aimed at exceeding expectations and delighting the customer from first contact to final close out. Our areas of focus are academics, athletics, housing, lab/engineering, lab/science, physical plant/infrastructure, admissions, office, library, performing arts, student center, dining, and site and safety.
Fueled by a relentless dedication to excellence for 60 years, W. M. Jordan Company provides leadership in construction services to help diverse clients shape Virginia and the Carolinas. We build quality projects, deep relationships, effective leaders, and prosperous communities. We aim to exceed expectations through continual improvement in every facet of our work, building on a foundation of trust. W. M. Jordan Company empowers solutions and delivers results. Our expertise with construction means and methods, Building Information Modeling, sustainable construction, and supplier diversity lead to a quality product, every time.
Marshall Craft Associates is a planning, architecture, and interior design firm that provides services to colleges and universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic from offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Your University campus is a complex organism, in which the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts: Research. Academics. Student Life. Housing. Administration. Athletics. No matter what the project, MCA's academic studio seeks appropriate, forward-thinking and people-oriented architectural responses. We contribute in meaningful and sustainable ways to the unique character and vision of your campus community.
VHB has supported more than 250 colleges and universities in meeting their growth and development goals by providing campus mobility, site/civil infrastructure, environmental resources and applied technology solutions. With 30 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 an internationally recognized, employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, interiors, and space analytics. Since our founding in 1912, we have built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. The majority of our work is in support of colleges, universities, and cultural facilities. Our design is inspired by critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them.
Ballinger is a leader in academic, research, healthcare, and corporate planning and design. Building on a strong legacy of innovation, Ballinger is committed to the thoughtful integration of technology, a deep knowledge of our building types, and exceptional client service. Founded in 1878, Ballinger was one of the first firms in the country to merge architecture and engineering into an integrated practice. With 210 professionals, we are intentionally a single office to foster excellence in interdisciplinary A/E collaboration. We take pride in designing elegant places that contribute to the intellectual enrichment, research discovery, and medical advancements that drive our economies, and we diligently push for solutions that tread lightly on our environment. Our work has been recognized with numerous regional and national design awards.
Established in 1973, Bernardon is a regional architectural, interior design, and landscape architecture firm. The people of Bernardon are impassioned listeners, lifelong innovators, and imaginative design leaders. We provide informed design solutions that respond to our clients’ design goals, and we elevate the lives, productivity, and comfort of the users of those design solutions through a process of listening, understanding, researching, synthesizing, and implementing.
BLT Architects is an architecture and interior design firm specializing in higher education projects for over 50 years. Located in Philadelphia PA, BLT Architects provides a full-range of academic solutions to campuses in the mid-Atlantic region. BLTa works extensively with educational institutions designing new and/or renovating existing structures for a wide variety of academic functions including new student housing, general-purpose classrooms, science and research laboratory facilities, components for theater and the performing arts, and athletic facilities.
Bohler Engineering arms their clients with critical information to make profitable real estate decisions and designs that deliver exceptional results. From early stage concepts to detailed project closeouts, Bohler owns their role in the development and construction process and operates in their clients’ best interest. With outstanding, driven professionals and more than 20 locations from Texas to New England, Bohler provides consulting and technical design services to developers and their partners across all commercial, institutional and residential real estate sectors.
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) provides comprehensive industry-focused consulting services to support the secondary education market. CEC is recognized for delivering innovative solutions for site, building and environmental issues in urban, suburban and rural campus settings. Working alongside facility directors, architects and administrators, CEC addresses their individual programming, design, infrastructure, construction, operational and sustainability requirements. An expanding company with offices nationwide, CEC offers integrated services in the primary practice areas of civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, waste management and water resources.
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.
Draper Aden Associates is proud to have built a reputation throughout Virginia and North Carolina as a multi-disciplined engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm specializing in campus development and infrastructure. By providing attentive, responsive services to colleges, universities and institutes of higher learning for over 30 years, we have become recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic. Through Lasting Positive Impact in the communities where we live and work, Draper Aden Associates has helped to enhance the campuses of many institutions where the next generations are learning and has expanded our own resources to better serve public and private institutions.
EwingCole, in practice for nearly 60 years, is a nationally recognized, fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of over 400 professionals. With offices in Charlotte, Irvine, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh, we offer a multi-discipline practice, and tailor our approach to the specific needs of each project.
Glavé & Holmes Architecture is a nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm located in Richmond, Virginia. We are a leading practitioner of contextual design that is inspired by the specific culture, history and surroundings of a given community or place. Our regionally-focused design practice has cultivated expertise in five studios: Higher Education, Cultural, Hotel & Home, Interior Design, and Urban Architecture, allowing us to provide the resources necessary for a diverse portfolio that involves new buildings, additions and renovations, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and projects in historic settings. The Higher Education Studio focuses on the design of various types of facilities in academic settings including housing, teaching and learning spaces, student life facilities, administrative offices, visitor’s centers and contextually-sensitive parking structures. Through our design, we support each institution’s commitment to environmental sustainability. As we help academic institutions create a competitive edge through advancing their mission, we address the architectural challenge of creatively embracing current and future expectations of students, administration and faculty.
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 is 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.
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.
Hope Furrer Associates, Inc. is a structural design and consulting firm specializing in architectural projects. Established in 1992, the firm is located in Towson, Maryland and State College, Pennsylvania. We are committed to providing structural engineering services with a sensitivity to architectural design objectives and an understanding of the specific needs of each building type. The firm pursues complete client satisfaction through strong design talent and a thorough understanding of their needs. By utilizing a personalized approach to each project and through ongoing communication, we provide high-quality services that satisfy the needs of a diverse client base. Through extensive experience refining structural designs, each project is enhanced by the most appropriate, cost-effective structural solution. Our efforts are augmented by computer aided structural analysis and a collaborative BIM process utilizing REVIT software. Hope Furrer Associates, a women owned business, is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the State of Maryland. Additionally, the firm holds certifications in Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, North Carolina and several local municipalities.
In 1977, Hord Coplan Macht was founded with the goal of providing the highest quality architectural, interior design, landscape and planning services to our clients. In 2014, the firm merged with SLATERPAULL Architects in Denver, a respected and well-known architecture practice throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The combined firm employs over 200 people serving clients across the US. We firmly believe in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Hord Coplan Macht has a diverse studio environment with award-winning higher education studio to serve the diverse needs of our clients. We strive for the highest quality design which will, through the clarity of ideas and sensitivity to the environment, produce a compelling project. We integrate our client’s financial, functional and aesthetic goals into buildings, landscapes and plans that will be a delight to the end user.
About KBE Building Corporation: -Founded in 1959, incorporated in 1966 -Acquired in 2007 by our three long-time senior managers – Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel – renamed KBE Building Corporation in 2009 to reflect the ownership changes. -Provides Preconstruction, Construction Management, Design-Build, and General Contracting services -Regionally located in Farmington and Norwalk, CT and Columbia, MD -Works throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US, with clients in the following markets: -Higher Education -K-12 Education -Senior Living -Healthcare/Medical -Retail -Corporate Offices -Government -Hospitality/Entertainment -Industrial -Community -Restaurant -120+ preconstruction and construction professionals, including project managers; field superintendents; project engineers; certified estimators; preconstruction managers; specialists in BIM, LEED, Mechanical/Electrical, Site, Safety, and Quality Control; and administrative, accounting, marketing, HR, and support staff. -$300 million in annual construction volume, with more than $4 billion in billings over the last two decades alone -Our safety record and award-winning safety program are nationally recognized. -Engineering News-Record magazine ranks us among the nation’s top 400 commercial construction companies
Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios, and the energy industry. Our clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies around the world.
Founded in 1964, Newman Architects, PC is a collaborative design studio, providing full architectural services, from programming, master planning and feasibility studies to building design and construction administration. Newman’s approach to achieving design excellence is rooted in our focus on people and the communities they form. We achieve excellence through a combination of listening and leadership and by focusing of our design intentions on all aspects of every project, large and small. Excellence, for us, is not predicated on luxurious project budgets - we do more with less, bringing the same depth of experience, level of skill, and concern for excellence to all of our projects, whether prominent projects for prestigious private universities or public projects for municipal governments and not-for-profit community organizations. The results of our efforts have been recognized in over one hundred thirty-five (135) international, national and local design awards for contributions to the built environment.
Nitsch Engineering’s civil, transportation, and structural engineers; land surveyors; planners; and GIS specialists deliver creative, cost-effective, and sustainable project solutions that meet our clients’ needs – as demonstrated by the 94% of our work that comes from repeat clients! Founded in 1989, we are a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; and are certified nationally by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). From our offices in Washington, DC and Massachusetts, Nitsch Engineering specializes in providing: >> Planning: As planners and engineers, we are able to combine big-picture planning goals and specific technical aspects of a project, with a focus on implementing sustainable design solutions. >> Civil Engineering: We provide comprehensive solutions to site-development issues, proactively addressing stormwater management, grading, site utility, and permitting challenges before they become critical issues. >> Green Infrastructure: Using principles of biomimicry, ecohydrology, and ecological restoration, our integrated approach results in sites that more closely reflect natural ecological patterns than traditional engineering techniques, while accomplishing the program objectives. >> Transportation Engineering: With a focus on improving safety and integrating sustainability, we perform traffic and parking studies; prepare transportation master plans; and provide roadway design and permitting. >> Structural Engineering: We help keep our communities safe by designing new bridges, rehabilitating older bridges, providing NBIS bridge inspection, and assessing bridge load rating. >> Land Surveying and GIS: We apply appropriate survey technologies to meet our clients’ needs, including laser scanning, drones, laser or robotic total stations, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
NORR approaches every assignment with the recognition that the spaces we create and the environments we shape have a profound impact on the people who use them. Our mission is to deliver distinctive solutions that are unique to each client. We fulfill these goals and aspirations by engaging our clients in a dynamic, inclusive and creative partnership throughout the planning and design process. And we work collaboratively with all stakeholders to implement solutions that are effective, economical and environmentally responsible. With a staff of over 800, NORR provides architectural, engineering and interior design services from offices throughout the US, Canada and the UK.
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.
The experienced professionals at Quinn Evans Architects (QEA) are committed to elegance in design and well-crafted solutions that sustain and renew the tradition of our built environment. In order to meet our clients’ needs, our comprehensive services include renovation and restoration of existing structures and sites, as well as the design of expansions and new structures. In addition to full architectural services, we offer a diverse portfolio that combines context-sensitive and innovative designs with sustainable strategies. Sensitive planning and design solutions involve both the preservation and reuse of important buildings, as well as the development of new structures that complement and respect their surrounding environment. Our higher education projects support campus communities as they grow and evolve, responding to the new standards of 21st-century student life, technology, security, and sustainable stewardship. At the same time, we value the unique architectural character and sense of place that define each campus, and work with clients to preserve landmark buildings and settings, while creating state-of-the-art environments. Our work spans the full range of campus life and student activities, from the design of academic, residential, recreational, and student service facilities to the restoration of historic buildings and landscapes. We recognize that collaboration and engaged learning can take place far beyond the classroom, requiring a creative, thoughtful approach to campus planning and design. We are aware of the acute challenges our education clients face. We strive to become partners to provide flexibility, create opportunities for collaboration, and design spaces that teach, both through supporting your pedagogical approach and the experience of our learning environments.
Founded in 1920, SFCS is a privately held corporation and has grown to become a leading, nationally recognized full-service architectural, engineering and interior design firm. SFCS specializes in the study, planning, and design of educational facilities. We have completed nearly 450 projects at colleges and universities. SFCS is committed to providing quality service, innovative, meaningful and thoughtful design. By balancing these key elements, we believe it has the power to foster collaboration and create exceptional environments where people can flourish. This has been the motivating force that has driven us for nearly 100 years. Our mission is to provide each educational client with results that exceed expectations. We are serious about our commitment to you, and we value the relationships created through such endeavors.
Site Resources is a land design firm dedicated to creating enjoyable places through the comprehensive integration of landscape architecture and civil engineering. For 25 years, this collaborative approach has allowed us to develop thoughtful, functional site design for a diverse range of project types including university campuses, parks, streetscapes, housing, healthcare facilities and more. Our goal is to create sustainable campus communities that foster learning, sharing, collaboration and respect.
At Strada, we create physical connections that forge social connections. Founded and led by a team of seasoned professionals, Strada is a multidisciplinary design firm where architects and interior designers regularly collaborate with urban designers and landscape architects to create places that people enjoy.
More than a group of designers, Strada’s professionals are trusted advisors. Our individual experiences are deep and wide-ranging. Combined, we have broad resources and talents that give us the flexibility to design any type of building and resolve any challenge.
We employ a holistic approach to design, delivering projects that satisfy program and function, both connecting to the context and making new civic contributions. Inherent in our approach are sustainable practices that save resources and ensure a healthy future for our communities.
We set high standards for creative design, and we seek out clients who share our commitment to quality. We collaborate closely with our clients to achieve success in all of our projects.
Since 1984, The Harman Group has worked with architects and owners on a wide range of structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering projects across many different industries. Our team of professionals includes structural engineers and parking designers, plus a full support staff of BIM technicians and administrative personnel. Engineering excellence, innovative design solutions, quality assurance and economy of design are the four principles upon which The Harman Group’s reputation is built. Because our firm is exclusively focused on complimentary disciplines, we find the best solution to each project through maintaining and expanding on state-of-the-art techniques and industry knowledge.
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.
Serving higher education care clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, Warfel is widely regarded among the industry for its efforts in sustainable building practices, ethical standards, and providing innovative construction solutions. Warfel’s mission is to develop Clients for Life®, as we strive to understand the goals of our clients intimately, promote collaborative teamwork, and deliver projects in an efficient manner. Warfel services include preconstruction planning, general construction, construction management, design-build, and real estate development.
Multidisciplinary architecture, engineering and planning firm
WRT is a planning, landscape, and architectural design firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA. WRT has been serving major educational institutions for over 25 years, with a specialty practice in campus planning, campus landscape architecture, and the design of buildings that support campus life.
Established in 1984, Ziger|Snead is a design-focused architecture firm based in Baltimore. Through dedication to a distilled design approach, focus on relationships, and active community engagement, the firm’s mission that great design can have a positive impact on our quality of life has resulted in transformative projects for many non-profits and institutions in Baltimore and beyond. Ziger|Snead has been honored with more than 100 local, state, national, and international design awards. The firm is continually listed as one of the top 50 architects in the nation by ARCHITECT magazine, the publication of the American Institute of Architects. Above all, we are architects who believe in the power of design to have a positive impact on quality of life.
Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc. (BKM) is an engineering firm that listens. With collaboration at our core and a 50-year legacy of responding to our clients’ needs, we design MEP solutions that harmonize with their surroundings and further our clients’ missions. Founded in Baltimore in 1968, BKM has designed thousands of successful solutions for education, healthcare, government, science & technology, and many other industries. Our finished projects are cost-effective, eco-conscious, and design-forward—and always represent the best of BKM. Our people make BKM the company it is. We’re a dedicated team of creative people who genuinely enjoy each other and solving problems together. Most of all, we love turning challenges into smart, practical designs that allow our clients to do their best work.
JBC Associates, Inc. (JBC) is a professional construction management firm that provides project management, construction management, construction inspection, and disputes resolution services on a variety of projects including transportation, education, health care and research, recreation and cultural, government/public safety and commercial buildings. Recognized experts in the areas of project controls, CPM scheduling, budget analysis, constructability review, risk analysis and mitigation, construction monitoring and claims avoidance, we focus on ensuring project success by providing attention to key project details – quality, schedule and cost.Founded in 1988, JBC is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and ranks among the Top 100 Construction Management for Fee firms in the United States by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine.
Carefully designed lighting focuses attention, improves the effectiveness of audio-visual presentations, and encourages collaboration and communication. The Lighting Practice, a WBE/DBE certified firm with offices in New York and Philadelphia, has been designing lighting solutions for learning environments since 1989. Our team of 30+ lighting designers work alongside educational institutions and the design team to develop lighting solutions that are attractive, durable, and efficient to operate and maintain. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. By working closely and transparently with the design team we successfully transform ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable.
More campuses, architects, and facility planners rely on THE SEXTANT GROUP as technology adviser and consultant every day. With expertise spanning Audiovisual & Information Technologies, Security, Acoustics, Technical Lighting, and Faculty Development, we offer experience earned from over 1,000 projects on more than 300 campuses across North America. Eleven offices across the US, including New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Raleigh and Washington DC in and around the mid-Atlantic Region. Our visionary and technical leadership will help you make sense of the future in the context of today.