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.
Gilbane Inc. (www.gilbaneco.com) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. The long-lasting relationships we create with our clients are a testament to a process that starts with our ability to carefully listen to and understand your vision [DREAM]; to use our skills and imagination to create your solution [DESIGN]; and to foster a collaborative environment to meet and exceed your unique project goals [SUCCEED].
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 over 50 years, is a nationally recognized, fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 250 professionals. A multi-disciplinary practice headquartered in Philadelphia PA, we tailor our approach to the specific needs of each project. We take great pride in our body of our work which includes the design of Athletic Training and Recreation Centers, Student Residences, Learning Environments, Libraries, Student Dining Facilities, Performing Arts Centers, Student Healthcare Facilities, and Campus Master Planning and Feasibility Studies.
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.
Since its founding in 1959, KBE Building Corporation has provided comprehensive preconstruction and construction services to higher education institutions across Eastern US, constructing more than $750 million /3.25 million square feet of academic buildings, residence halls, libraries, recreation facilities, campus maintenance, and more. Regionally located in Maryland and Connecticut, with affiliate offices in NYC, we offer the expertise of 120+ preconstruction and construction professionals, annual billings of $300 million, and an exceptional bonding capacity and safety record.
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.
Newman Architects focuses on architecture for living and learning. Their completed work helps promote community and enrich sense of place at schools, colleges and universities, and in towns and cities, including renovated and new libraries, academic buildings, residence halls, and mixed-use projects. Founded in 1964, with offices in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington DC, this studio of architects, planners, and interior designers has received over 150 regional and national awards for design excellence in recognition for its contributions to the built environment.
Nitsch Engineering specializes in providing civil, structural, and transportation engineering, land surveying, planning, green infrastructure, and GIS services to meet the master planning and campus design needs of college and universities. With 35% of our revenue from academic projects, we focus on sustainable strategies and cost-effective designs which facilitate the campus growth objectives of our higher education clients while creating unique solutions for sites that respect the natural environmental conditions. Nitsch Engineering is the largest Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) civil engineering firm in Massachusetts, and is also certified as a WBE in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and is nationally WBENC certified.
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.
SFCS Architects is a full-service architectural, engineering, and interior design firm that specializes in the design of education, science + technology, residential, and government facilities nationwide. SFCS was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Roanoke, VA with offices in Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA and Louisville, KY. SFCS has successfully planned, designed and provided services on over 450 educational projects in our 98-year history. The mission of SFCS is to collaboratively design transformative environments that enhance life and promote well-being for all through creativity, innovation and outstanding service.
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.
As leaders in the design of specialized academic facilities, including student life, professional schools, libraries, classroom, laboratories and research buildings, SmithGroup brings inventive skill, vision, and in-depth understanding of the issues affecting colleges and universities nationwide.
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.
Critical to the realization of any design solution is an accurate cost assessment that considers the budget available for the project. VJ Associates (VJA) is a full-service construction consulting firm with over 34 years of experience, providing cost estimating and scheduling services throughout the Northeast. Established in 1984, VJ Associates has a full-time staff of over 75 cost estimators, quantity surveyors, project managers, schedulers, and support personnel with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and diverse experience. Our cost consultants are degreed engineers, with many holding advanced degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. These credentials coupled with the ability to see the “big picture” of a project from Concept through to Construction sets us apart from other cost estimating firms.
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 education clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, Warfel Construction Company 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®. We strive to understand the goals of our clients intimately, promote collaborative teamwork, and deliver projects in an efficient manner. Offering a full-spectrum of construction solutions, Warfel services include preconstruction planning, general construction, construction management, design-build, facility maintenance and real estate development.
WR&A is a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering and planning firm serving the mid-Atlantic region since 1915. We have designed hundreds of successful projects over the last 30 years for numerous public and private higher education institutions, and we are focused on providing responsive, dependable, and quality service. With more than 600 professional staff, and all disciplines in-house, we provide integrated building design for renovations and new construction, as well as full site development solutions. Additionally, our team is complemented by personnel with owner-side/university facility management experience, which is advantageous in the long-term planning for the operations and maintenance of college and university facilities.
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.
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.
Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc. (BKM) is a full-service mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1968, BKM is a small business with 44 professional and technical staff, including 16 registered engineers, 4 certified engineers-in-training, and 14 LEED Accredited Professionals. BKM has worked on college and university campuses since our inception, and our project experience comprises of research labs, medical teaching facilities, academic buildings, libraries, student housing, and recreational facilities. Other market sectors include: K-12, healthcare, government, commercial, housing, mixed-use, infrastructure, science & technology, and mission critical. Visit our website to learn more.
GREYHAWK is an award-winning construction management and consulting firm and a leading provider of construction and program management, construction claims management, scheduling, MEP commissioning, and LEED consulting.
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/ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 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.