Design Styles Architecture has many years of experience working with educational institutions. This includes projects in both public and private education, as well as primary, secondary, and postsecondary education. We have completed many projects on student occupied campuses, taking into account the student and faculty health and well being as work is carried out. Our education projects have included various building types and components, including classrooms, laboratories, study areas, auditoriums, staff offices, and many other functions. We are also experienced with incorporating the principles of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
The spaces that make up our educational environments play an important role in how we learn and can greatly impact our learning ability. Working with various educational institutions, DSA has had the opportunity to design numerous learning environments including classrooms, laboratories, study areas, auditoriums, and multimedia spaces, among others. This has given our team a valuable understanding of the planning needed for these spaces, consideration for the occupants, and systems that go into making them successful.
While DSA is experienced in working within tight summer timelines, or ‘summer slammer’ project schedules, we know this is not always an option. Working on an occupied campus is a complex task, but DSA has completed most of its projects on active education facilities. We understand the planning and coordination that goes with working around active campuses. It means ensuring construction does not disrupt the existing learning environment, which requires detailed planning and scheduling at the onset of the project, maintaining the highest safety standards possible at all times for faculty, staff, students, parents, visitors, and anyone on campus.
SREF & CPTED
The design of today’s educational environment is changing rapidly. Increasingly we must design more secure campus facilities that prevent crime all while fostering the same or enhanced levels of learning and creative expression. This can be a challenge, but through the implementation of approaches such as CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) our team can develop strategies to reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime while creating engaging learning spaces. Our team is experienced in working with educational institutions to create elegant solutions to accomplish both aims.