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K-12 Services

School building design that inspires a passion to learn, imagine and create
Designing schools for K-12 Education isn’t just about bricks and mortar. It’s about designing spaces that encourage teaching and learning, and inspire creativity and imagination—connecting children, parents, teachers and administrators in exciting new ways. Parkhill, Smith & Cooper (PSC) is so passionate about our work for K-12 Education, we dedicate an entire team of design professionals to this practice area.

Predicting future needs

One question we’re asked time and again is how to predict and plan for what a school district will need in the future. PSC has developed a proprietary method for forecasting district needs using metrics that we have compiled from our experience with more than 200 Texas school districts.

Using predictive analytics, we provide an initial concept of facility needs, evaluate current facility efficiency and model future facility needs. These metrics have been used by more than 30 school districts and have been instrumental in passing more than 20 bond programs.

Learning from experts

With more than seven decades of experience serving K-12 education, PSC is uniquely qualified for the role we play in the national dialog about the 21st Century Classroom. We are one of five firms chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop new educational facility specifications for its $4 billion school replacement program. We routinely pass along what we learn to the school districts we serve.

Founded upon the principle of placing learning, collaboration and technology ahead of brick-and-mortar concerns, a 21st century school building design is essential to a connected community. PSC is proud to help school districts “get the building out of the way of education.”

Scope of Services

PSC’s multidiscipline approach to school building design provides the full range of in-house services, including:

  • Metrics
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Master-Planning / Long Range Facility Planning
  • Bond Program / Campaign Development
  • Comprehensive Design Services
  • Architectural Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Cost Estimating
  • Structural Engineering
  • MEP Engineering
  • Visualization & BIM
  • Program Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Maintenance and Operations Planning