Education

Today’s schools are preparing their students to be the teachers, doctors, architects, engineers, scientists leaders and dreamers of tomorrow.

Our passion for education is woven into each of our designs. From state-of-the-art hospitals, to technology-extensive government agencies, to collaborative and flexible corporate offices, our education designers take the concepts we are implementing into each of our markets and create compatible, fostering, and cutting-edge education facilities that support exploratory learning. Our responsibility as designers is to not just provide a building where students can learn, but to create an environment that provides them the freedom to dream big!

With schools laying the framework to inspire and evolve the lifelong learner, the tools and resources utilized are implemented to allow each child to seamlessly transition from student to leader. CTA began as an Architecture and Engineering firm in 1938 focused solely on education, but quickly discovered that if we wanted to support and empower the evolving student, we had to evolve and step outside the realm of traditional education design.

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Corey Johnson

Associate Principal, Education Design Studio Director
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Jim Beal

Principal, Education Design Studio Director
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Kate Rockvam

Education Marketing Coordinator

Learning Landscapes

The connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces are a critical component of creative learning. Outdoor learning allows students to study nature, naturally! Quick flexible connections from indoors to the outdoors maximize a nice day and create usable break-out spaces.

Creative Learning Environments

Learning through teamwork, group discussion, and connections is critical. Creative learning environments are technology-enriched and include active labs, messy project areas, and gathering places. We look at planning strategies that utilize every square foot for learning, converting 30% of the building program lost to non-assignable circulation into dynamic breakout spaces for small group collaboration.

Student-Centered Design

Our responsibility as designers is to not just provide a building where students can learn, but to create an environment that provides them the freedom to dream big! After all, the students of today are the teachers, doctors, architects, engineers, scientists, politicians, and executives of tomorrow