Case Studies Education

Cyndi Smith – Baltimore City Public Schools

Taking a deep breath, yet armed with a steely resolve, Cyndi Smith pushes the City Council Chamber doors wide open. The latest Baltimore School District project is on the table—and as the director of facilities design and construction, she has come to stand her ground, plead her case, or both. Inner Harbor. Fells Point. Midtown. […]

Dake Wells Architecture

To a lot of folks in southeast Springfield, Missouri, it’s more than just another library. Known as the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, it’s located in a residential neighborhood rather than on a busy urban street. For decades it has been where countless children have discovered and sustained the joy of reading, and where their parents […]

Dan Zalkow — Portland State University

A $100 million construction project is hard enough for any one builder, even with the best of plans. Now try it with four vested stakeholders in the project, three of them viewing it as crucial to the future of the educational opportunities they offer. Such is the case in Portland, Oregon, with 4th & Montgomery, […]

Dausin Electric

When throngs of Texans show up at the local high school football field on hot summer evenings, few think about who rigged up the bright “Friday night lights” that shine down on the players as they dart toward the end zones. If that particular stadium is situated in the rapidly expanding city of San Antonio, […]

David Handwork – Arkansas State University

When a person interviews for a job, it is said to take just three seconds for the interviewer to develop an opinion of him or her. The same pretty much holds true for high school seniors pondering where to continue their education, says the man entrusted with tending to the aesthetics and facilities at Arkansas […]

David Reynolds – University of North Texas

Five years ago, the Sack ‘N Save at the corner of Wilshire and Avenue C in Denton, Texas, looked like any mid-sized grocery store: meat and produce around the perimeter, aisle upon aisle of food and household wares in the middle, all of it illuminated by a battery of fluorescent lights. Should a former customer […]

Destin Drywall & Paint Inc.

Without realizing it, most consumers in the U.S. have seen the work of Destin Drywall & Paint Inc., a national drywall and painting contractor whose clients include major retailers like Walmart, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Gander Mountain, Lowe’s and Chase Bank. The company, which is headquartered in Cypress, Texas, just outside of Houston, was founded in […]

Edwards Development Company

Based in Cheyenne, Edwards Development Company (EDC) is a leading subdivision developer and construction firm that has built communities all across the state of Wyoming. Founded in 1976 by Bill Edwards, EDC takes a customer-first approach to every project. “That means envisioning the end user, which in our case is typically a young family unlocking […]

Garmann/Miller & Associates

While a town square on a Sunday afternoon is a good place to observe foot traffic, a school is a better place to take the pulse of a community. “Think of all the extracurricular activities, the band, athletics. It’s a place that normally has a big impact to the people around it,” says the CEO […]

Georgia Diacumakos-Kyrifides – Rutgers University

As the campuses of Rutgers University grow and expand throughout New Jersey, school officials hope the locals take notice. It’s certainly hard to miss the new RWJ Barnabas Health Athletic Performance Center, a $108 million complex located at the heart of the school’s Piscataway, New Jersey campus. Encompassing 125,000 square feet, the four-story facility combines […]

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