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
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.
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 renovation of Switzler Hall at the University of Missouri involved gutting the interior of the 20,759 gross square foot, four-level brick building and using a unique shoring system to support the exterior walls of the building from the inside while simultaneously reconstructing the building’s interior.
With aspirations to increase the private school options in the region, the Diocese of Jefferson City hired the PWA team to develop a master plan and designs for a new Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, Missouri.
With a design that has acheived the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, the Eco Schoolhouse has become a teaching tool, allowing students to see, touch, and learn about the building's environmental and socially sustainable components.
This first phase of a multi-phase project for the Southern Boone County School District included one new building and improvements to various buildings on the school district's three separate campuses.
To give the historic Rolla Building new life, the entire interior was gutted, down to the basement floor. Entire floors were removed, some raised or lowered to make room for the technologies and safety codes of today.