master planning

Good design is always contextual. Additions as well as new buildings must be sensitive to their surroundings, and nowhere is this more important than on school grounds. Whether a campus holds one or a dozen buildings, a school must provide physical environs that reflect its sense of community and purpose. In addition to serving current students, school design requires foresight and flexibility to prepare for future changes in enrollment, curriculum and technology. Master planning creates a cohesive campus in which buildings, vehicular circulation and open space work together rather than evolving in patchwork fashion as short-term problems and solutions arise.