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.
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.
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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.
Due to growth in enrollment and changes in technology, Missouri Valley College decided to increase their library space with a 22 sq. ft. addition to Mabee Auditorium.
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.