School Facility Planning and Design

Entrance to the 3rd – 5th Grade school building at Southern Boone County Schools in Ashland, Missouri.

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.

Grant Elementary School Addition – Columbia Public Schools

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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. 

Lafferre Hall – 1935/44 Renovation & Repair – The University of Missouri

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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.

Thogmorton Center for Allied Health – Central Methodist University

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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.

Student Activity Center – Missouri Valley College

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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.