For today’s school facilities, our vision is to develop architecture that is adaptable to new technologies, flexible for innovative learning strategies, and responsive to academic and extracurricular activities. PWA can help you explore innovative educational facility design with programs, facilities, and systems that make your learning environments successful.
The design of school facilities are an investment in your student’s future:
- Flexible and Dynamic Studio Learning Environments
- Technology/Teleconferencing Resource Centers
- Science Discovery Centers for Small Group Learning
- State-of-Art Athletic Facilities
- Outdoor Classrooms for Hands-on-Learning
- Designs for Safety and Security
- Sustainable Learning
- Environments that require less energy usage, conserve water, minimize waste and improve the learning experience for building users and visitors.
Interior Design: Bailey Fogel, On the Boards, Principal: Chris Davis, Education, Project Architect: Heidi Hyland
Grant Elementary School Addition and Renovation will be a two-story addition on the South end of the existing classroom wing that will include 3 general classrooms as well as Art, Music, Pre-school, Kindergarten, ELL, and SPED classrooms.
Beulah Ralph Elementary School, Columbia’s 21st elementary school, was developed in an effort to address overcrowding in other schools such as Mill Creek Elementary School, eliminate the need for trailer classrooms, and reduce class sizes.
Principal: Chris Davis, Under Construction, Education, Drafting Technician: Lee Craig, Interior Design: Suzanne Wright
The Columbia Public Schools' Early Childhood Learning Center is a 54,000 sq. ft. multistory new school building in northern Columbia on the property of Lange Middle School at 2201 Smiley Lane.
The Lafferre Hall 1935/44 Renovation & Repair project will renovate approximately 40,000 GSF on the first floor to provide space for experiential teaching and learning labs, computer labs, student machine shop, and student team areas; and approximately 29,000 GSF for research space for engineering disciplines.
The Central Methodist University Allied Health Building project is a two-story classroom and lab building for Allied Health Professionals. When completed, the facility will be state-of-the-art with technology for teaching/researching purposes.
This new school project included programming, work sessions, spatial relationship diagrams and initial schematic design drawings and construction administration. The new school was completed in August of 2015.
Designed to be a recruiting tool and showcase for the college, this $6 million, 44,841 sq. ft. multipurpose facility includes on its 29,925 sq. ft. first floor a fitness center, student lounge and café, Student Life Department Administrative Offices, a Student Health Clinic, and a multipurpose gymnasium.
The new addition at Rock Bridge High School includes an auxiliary gym, weight room, wrestling room, varsity football locker room and three team locker rooms.
The new gym and classroom addition at Hickman High School includes a competition gym, a 2,200 seat football grandstand, and a two-story building housing classrooms for vocational studies.