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.

Switzler Hall Renovation – University of Missouri

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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.

The Eco Schoolhouse – Columbia Public Schools

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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.