Inspiring one million more STEM grads and promoting interdisciplinary thinking is critical to our nation’s future.

Steidle Building

The Pennsylvania State University

Modernization transforms a 100+ year-old building into a world-class environment for Material Science & Engineering research.

Liberating Potential to Transform Human Experience

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

Trinity University

Inspired and empowered by innovative spaces like “the Cube,” undergraduates collaborate with peers and faculty on projects that address real-world issues like diabetes and pediatric health, aging in place, or cross-cultural communication.

Advancing Mission STEM Research
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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

Featured STEM News & Publications

Rollins College

Our feature in Tradeline reports on how the increased focus on STEM across higher education has a pronounced impact on liberal arts colleges, typically resulting in new construction or the renovation of existing science buildings.

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Seattle University’s Spectator profiled the new Center for Science and Innovation, discussing how the new facility, designed to maximize collaboration and active learning, will allow for growth and expansion across numerous departments.

All STEM News & Publications +

Featured STEM Projects

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Integrated Science Facility

Carleton College


High-performance design adds square footage while decreasing energy consumption.

Flexible lounge seating

Integrated Science Complex (ISC) III

College of William & Mary


Envisioned as a “machine for science,” the design honors 300+ years of architectural heritage.

Exterior view of building

Center for the Sciences

Radford University


An immersive "Main Street," complete with planetarium, presents a pervasive science experience.

Exterior rendering of Agricultural Engineering Building

Agricultural Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University


Integrated Project Delivery maximizes value for this modernization project.

All STEM Work +

The faster that students get access to research, the more they’ll stay with science. Only 40% of students who come in with a declared major in science actually graduate with that major, so if we could just get 10% more of those students to stick with science, our nation wouldn’t have a shortage of people with STEM skills.

Charles Kirby Charles Kirby, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C Academic Planning & Design