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. More
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. More
UNC REX Healthcare
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.Advancing Mission Well-Being
Design Impact of STEM Buildings
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.STEM Research Research Advancing Mission
US Department of Energy
An expanded research mission and the rise of interdisciplinary collaboration require secure, adaptable labs.
General Services Administration
The new façade and interior upgrades reinvigorate the GSA workplace brand, making office space more attractive to potential tenants.
University of Houston
Building identity: open and connected spaces invite students to grow in community.
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.Advancing Mission
The Secret Is Out
“What will science education look like in 20 years?” We don’t have a crystal ball, but our designs are already transforming attitudes about science and math. Trinity faculty and students are talking about how inspired and empowered they feel...Advancing Mission STEM Research