k-12 education

LaBella has been  serving K-12 clients for over three decades.  From pre-referendum to the last addendum, we're committed advocates for our districts.  On this page, you'll find an overview of services.   Visit our School's In Session content hub for more insights on the topics and trends shaping design for K-12.

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Webster Central School District added an addition to the Thomas High School Library transforming the space into a Media Center.


Designing for New Pedagogies

In LaBella's K-12 studio, we've always understood that schools need to be high performing and maintenance friendly. However, we've made a conscious commitment to furthering our understanding of the evolving classroom.

Our team of Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers specializes in the design of 21st century classrooms through the integration of furniture and your district’s technology standards. The results create active learning environments which promote engagement, collaboration and safe environments for both educators and modern learners.

The process includes ongoing communication and interactive working sessions with faculty, staff, and students to understanding the current challenges while working collaboratively to develop solutions that enhance student instruction, learning space management, and provide flexible choices.

Once the design is complete, our services include oversight of procurement through coordination with the district and furniture manufacturers, including onsite coordination for delivery of furniture and review of furniture features with staff.

Athletic Fields

Our professionals at LaBella design athletic facilities for a variety of K-12 clients, often as part of Capital Improvement Programs. We design tracks, tennis courts, single and multi-purpose fields that are either synthetic turf or natural grass. With each district's vision, budget, and maintenance always a consideration, LaBella will optimize usage of the site, identify opportunities/constraints of the site, evaluate and compare bids, and assist with construction administration of the project. It is important to us that all athletes, coaches, spectators, and staff have a facility they can use safely and be proud of.

Building Performance

LaBella’s K-12 engineering team specializes in the design of energy efficient, high performance educational facilities. We can provide full-service engineering and energy design services and we understand the many challenges faced by school districts and administrators with respect to energy savings, operations, and continued maintenance of their campus facilities.

Our team of experts are well versed in the latest NYSERDA and utility rebate programs, and can help school districts weigh those important decisions with respect to infrastructure upgrades and/or system selections. LaBella has performed numerous building condition studies and commissioning projects as well as assisted in the execution of energy performance contracts (EPC’s) for many of our districts.

Working closely with the project architects and school district, our engineering team has designed utilities distribution, central plants, classrooms, natatoriums, gymnasiums, as well as other specialty spaces found in today’s schools. Our team has the technical engineering expertise required to design high performance educational facilities to keep pace with the latest classroom and educational trends.

Safety and Security

Focusing on the K-12 environment, we address the growing need for the integration of security measures into landscaping and architectural design in both new construction and renovation, to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. We understand and design for vehicular, pedestrian, and asset movements, along with storage, security, and other operational needs.

Current Partnerships

  • Rochester City School District
  • Rush-Henrietta CSD
  • Hilton CSD
  • East Irondequoit CSD
  • Monroe #2 BOCES
  • Orleans Niagara BOCES
  • Spencerport CSD
  • Canisteo-Greenwood CSD
  • Pembroke CSD
  • Monroe #1 BOCES
  • Fairport CSD
  • Arkport CSD
  • North Tonawanda CSD
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Jasper Troupsburg Central School District
  • Frewsburg Central School District
  • Ripley Central School District
  • Dunkirk City School District
  • Wilson Central School District
  • Jamestown Public Schools
  • Webster Central School District
  • Royalton Hartland CSD

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LaBella K-12 Studio Manager

Kevin Rademacher and

East Irondequoit District Superintendent

Sue Allen

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