Case Studies


East Ridge High School

With over 372,000 square feet in their new school, the one thing that administrators and contractors could not build or design into East Ridge High School is the culture. It was up to the students to establish their own identity; however, the architecture and the furniture provided the foundation for the amazing culture East Ridge High School radiates today.

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Lindenwood University

At Lindenwood University, the priority is on providing students with an exceptional academic and cultural experience; however, athletics also play an important role. So, the university challenged itself to develop a first class Student Athlete Center that would not only benefit the student athletes, but the entire campus, alumni, supporters and the St. Charles, Missouri, community.

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Kenrick Glennon

With a facility designed and constructed in the 1920s and 30s, the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary’s character was strong; however, its efficiency and ability to effectively serve the needs of the students and staff were not optimal. The seminary administration decided it was time to renovate, with the main challenge being to preserve the facility's rich heritage while incorporating today's amenities.

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University at Albany

The Life Sciences Research Building, at the University at Albany, was designed to facilitate collaboration between 39 research groups. This facility is the keystone of world-class life sciences research, including working on solutions for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and other diseases. Due to the size and functionality of the research equipment, including a 3,000 sq. ft. fermentation facility for cultivating yeast and bacteria, the facility houses unique design requirements that created a challenge for furnishings.

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Southridge High School

Southridge High School, located in southern Indiana, wanted to challenge its students to be more creative and develop their problem solving skills. They designed a makerspace in their library to allow students to create, invent, and learn. By definition, a makerspace is a place where students can gather to tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Simply, makerspaces are places that bring people together to enable acts of making.

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