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In Session: Fall 2021

Facilities That Facilitate Belonging


As the world continues to seesaw between remote and in-person environments, the advantages of being present together in the same space are no longer taken for granted.

When it comes to uniting communities, the built environment can play a role in fostering our common purpose. Interior Designer Anne Weis, CID writes for this issue on using environmental graphics and branding to engage occupants as part of an overall wayfinding and identification strategy. Civil Engineer Meghan Friedle details the incredible feats of engineering that were required to give one urban high school the home athletic facilities their teams craved. From each of their areas of expertise, both women make a powerful case for the impact design can have on a school community.

Don’t take our word for it alone – we encourage you to scan the QR code that accompanies the Fowler Field of Dreams article to hear directly from the Syracuse community about that project’s impact. It’s exactly why we do what we do – and look forward to continuing to serve you in 2022.

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School’s In Session

It’s easy to rest on the expertise acquired in over 30 years of design for K-12.  We’ve completed over $800 million in Capital Projects for schools and along the way we’ve learned a thing or two.

However, we believe experience alone isn’t enough to add real value to our clients. Just as our industry and business has evolved, so has education.  The science of learning has advanced, and so too must our classrooms.

In Session is an awareness that for us, school is always in session. We continue to seek opportunities to learn from experts in pedagogy, benchmark projects from  across the country, and explore new material and technology applications.  We spend time researching the questions and issues facing our clients and share what we learn here with you.

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