S&ME is committed to creating and maintaining sustainable campus environments that satisfy both individual and student needs for study, work, and recreation. Our professionals have planned and designed hundreds of educational and academic facilities on campuses nationwide. We assist educators and administrators with a wide range of campus planning and design issues, developing the innate qualities of a site by focusing on the natural and cultural resources within it. We identify site constraints and suggest opportunities for improvement while adhering to suitable development approaches.
Campus Planning Services
Our professionals have decades of experience in the design and construction of educational facilities including libraries, science and medical buildings, dormitories, and student service buildings for colleges, elementary, and secondary schools. We assist educators and administrators with a wide range of campus planning and design solutions.
During initial planning stages, we focus on a variety of environmental, social, and technological factors that shape and define a campus through its physical identity. Our approach is integrated, uniting multiple disciplines within one cohesive team. Our professionals build upon local knowledge and resources and apply them to new conditions.
After the initial site analysis is complete, we provide a variety of conceptual design services including grading, site detailing, planting and horticulture design, lighting and irrigation design, signage and entry feature design, landscape improvement and maintenance plans, cost estimation, permitting, and zoning approval application. Our projects range from small campus treatments such as courtyards, plazas, or therapeutic healing gardens to campus-wide enhancement programs.
We create sustainable campus environments that satisfy both individual and student needs for study, work, and recreation. Our goal is to coordinate all developments, existing and new, into a single cohesive unity that fits in with the overall character of the campus. We utilize design components such as placemaking and placemarking to achieve sustainable practices and designs for the overall campus. We help identify project milestones and develop comprehensive strategies to achieve our client’s goals.
We are committed to preserving and protecting green space and maintaining existing trees and planting whenever feasible. We assess the environmental impact of proposed developments and develop plans to minimize and create offsets. By emphasizing the physical attributes of the environment, the cultural and historical forces that shape it, we can develop solutions to improve the overall aesthetic quality of the site. Our primary focus is to help school administrators effectively plan and accommodate growth in an environmentally sustainable manner.