Advancing Mission

Your success is our purpose. We start by understanding your business - the things that keep you up at night. Then we design the building that enables you to work more effectively towards the results you envision.

How Colleges & Universities Invigorate Campuses Through A New Genre of STEM Buildings

Amidst research and reports showing that a third of U.S. post-secondary institutions are struggling financially, many of them see a highly competitive STEM program as a key to their future success and survival.

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The Future of the College Campus

by Sara Stein

University of Michigan North Quad

Colleges and universities are looking beyond traditional planning strategies – including expanding technology, reimagining buildings, and engaging the community – to get the most out of their campuses. Emerging technologies – such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence – will eventually shape what the physical campus of the future will look like, but not replace it. We'll also likely see an increase in conversations between campus planners and off-campus developers and city councils, maximizing the future of college campuses.

Under the Planetree: The Design Philosophy of "Embrace, Care, Heal"

by Tushar Gupta

Lobby of Stamford Hospital

The Planetree philosophy filters all design decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare arena.

Critical Mass

NC Heart & Vascular Hospital

UNC REX Healthcare

North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

The new facility completes the strategic growth necessary for Rex to remain competitive in its market and build towards effectively serving a base of 1 million patients in the evolving healthcare arena. The project more than triples the size of the existing facility to create a one-stop destination for cardiovascular health.


Innovation Happens Here

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation

The new facility welcomes entrepreneurs and industry to partner with the College and its students, creating an effective economic engine for the Berkshire region.

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Design Impact of STEM Buildings

Chem lab with wall of windows

Since the opening of the Taylor Science Center in 2005, Hamilton College has seen a 33% increase in STEM majors - a rate nearly twice the national average. Our analysis of the data - statistical indicators maintained by various campus offices, including Admissions, the Dean of Faculty’s office, and the Registrar’s Office - assessed the impact of our STEM facility design on multiple organizational goals, including student satisfaction, faculty turnover, and grant funding. 

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US Department of Energy

Brookhaven National Lab


An expanded research mission and the rise of interdisciplinary collaboration require secure, adaptable labs.

exterior detail at dusk

General Services Administration

William S. Moorhead Federal Office Building


The new façade and interior upgrades reinvigorate the GSA workplace brand, making office space more attractive to potential tenants.


University of Houston

Student Center

Student Life

Seamless modernization creates a new hub for campus activity.

MRI suite

Houston Methodist

Breast Imaging Center Upper Kirby

Ambulatory Care

A softer, spa-like environment makes treatment a quieter, more private and therapeutic experience.

Brand Management

General Electric has epitomized innovation since the days of Thomas Edison. Having partnered with GE on many projects for 20+ years, we're especially proud of our work on their historic Schenectady campus. Transformational adaptive use of several early 20th-century buildings reflect the company's commitment to sustainability and the reinvention of its corporate identity from manufacturing powerhouse to high-tech icon.

The Secret Is Out

Trinity University

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

“What will science education look like in 20 years?” We don’t have a crystal ball... but our research reveals how the built environment impacts teaching, learning, research, and community. Watch Trinity faculty and students describe what their new building inspires and enables them to do better than before.

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