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Creating Less Barriers for Learning - Acoustics

Posted by: Frank Sherman

Many factors make teaching and learning more challenging. As architects, our goal is to create spaces that enhance the teaching experience and not be an impediment to a student’s ability to learn. Indoor environmental quality includes air quality, thermal comfort, lighting quality, acoustical quality, and ergonomics. Good indoor environmental quality enhances learning; poor IEQ is a barrier. Continue Reading

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What Schools Mean to Communities

Posted by: Frank Sherman

Our firm has a long history of being involved in the creation of school facilities, specifically designing and constructing school buildings that meet the needs and aspirations of our clients. We have done this well for many years. Part of what makes these buildings sustainable is their ability to adapt and transform to serve the needs of the community over time. Continue Reading

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Green Roofs Keep Getting Better

Posted by: Frank Sherman

There are a lot of good reasons for installing green roofs – or more specifically vegetated green roofs. High up on the list is stormwater management. A green roof will absorb rainwater as it falls, storing some in the soil or in the plants themselves, then slowly releases the balance. This is an excellent stormwater management strategy that reduces quantity and improves the quality of stormwater runoff. Continue Reading