Designing and planning to safeguard students, faculty and staff

As parents, students, faculty and the community are demanding more of our schools, today’s educational systems must adapt to include cutting-edge technology, systems, resources and environment. Architects supporting local governments, colleges and universities must align design with necessary safety elements to protect against natural disasters, fires, active shooters and other hazards.

From constructing a new school or designing a dormitory to planning for unique on-site events, we help you navigate code and standard compliance in all phases of design, construction and occupancy. Our team can also design fire protection, fire alarm and security systems; provide inspection and testing; facilitate live and web-based safety training; prepare emergency master plans and conduct fire and other emergency drills. We also offer property conditions assessments for building systems, progressive failure analysis and remediation plans for aging construction.

Related Capabilities

Fire + Life Safety Systems Design

Compliant, integrated solutions that address fire and life safety matters within the built environment.


Develop an accessible compliant design and manage the risk of future claims. 

AHJ Representation + Plan Review

Review drawings for compliance with applicable codes prior to submission to AHJ.  

Code Consulting

A full range of building and fire code consulting services for developers, owners and architects.

Fire, Smoke + Tunnel Modeling

Innovative fire, egress and smoke modeling tools to elevate fire protection designs.

Hazardous Materials

We perform a wide range of hazard assessments for chemical, industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Emergency Action Plans

Response planning and post-event response services to reduce your vulnerability to hazards.

Mass Notification Systems

Ensuring the entire organization is aligned and set up to deliver an effective mass notification during an emergency.

Origin + Cause

Determine origin and cause that is substantiated by fire science and will withstand the challenge of litigation.