School Design, Kindergarten through Grade 12

Designing schools for kindergartners, grade schoolers, and high schoolers presents a number of unique challenges. As Fort Wayne architects who’ve been involved in education facility design for many decades, we’ve confronted them all – and met them. That, anyway, is the consensus of our clients. They come from locales around the country and include school district officials, private entities, church groups, and even military representatives.

Our kindergarten through grade 12 work for educators encompasses both traditional facility design and the design of advanced 21st century learning environments. Clients seeking new construction may choose one or the other. Quite often, though, we’re commissioned to renovate and upgrade existing schools (SRM projects), and that’s where 21st century technology and architectural advances tend to carry the day in service to 21st century pedagogy. Among the technologically advanced learning environments we provide most often are TEAL Labs and STEM and STEAM classrooms.

We design public, private, parochial, charter, and military K through 12 schools. Thus, we have a thorough understanding of the unique funding process as well as the legal and aesthetic design standards relevant to each. We’ve navigated the petition drive/remonstrance and referendum processes school districts deal with, often helping them “spread the word” by providing marketing materials and architectural graphics. We’ve also worked with 1391s in support of funding for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) military schools. And we’re well acquainted with the Code 0  and Code 3 charrette processes DoDEA requires as part of the design phase.

Examples of the facilities we’ve designed for kindergarten through grade 12 may be found in our Education Portfolio. To learn more about partnering with us to achieve the school you envision, explore our website. Then contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.