Hollis + Miller Architects has been a leader in K-12 school planning and design for 56 years. In the past 10 years, we have planned and designed over a billion dollars in school construction. Our spaces support dynamic, technology-rich learning activities and contribute to student achievement and teacher curriculums.
Educational Planning Services
We are educational facility design consultants with a broad understanding of the issues and concerns facing educators. Hollis + Miller's long-range planning process provides a road map for using facilities and funds and gives a sense of ownership that results in increased community support. Our planning process is documented by National School Boards Association (NSBA) "Technology and School Design- Creating Spaces for Learning".
Bond Issue Referendums
In today's competitive economy, it takes innovative planning to convey to voters the need for capital improvements. We have developed many resources and services that districts can utilize to prepare a successful bond referendum campaign. Over 90 percent of our bond issues have passed on the first ballot.
Facility Evaluation Services
A facility assessment can help a district evaluate whether the building is worth renovating. Existing facilities are evaluated to pinpoint areas needing attention for safety, health and code compliance. Facility evaluation also includes building review for conformity with regulations, analysis of maintenance and operations, and evaluation of parking, vehicular access and safety.
Hollis + Miller Architects' goal is to improve colleges and universities, while preserving the history and respecting the campus environment. Higher education is facing increasing competitive demands from students, governing bodies, employees and others to improve programs and customer service. As a result, we strive to offer both architectural and business solutions for our clients.
Comprehensive Master Planning
Colleges and universities deserve to know how their money is being spent. Our dynamic planning process keeps them on course and enables them to secure funds and facilities to improve the campus. Our planning principles include: a sense of place, accessibility, respect for spirit and environment, circulation, compatibility with existing architecture and flexibility.
Student Housing Evaluation
Comfortable and functional housing is a competitive edge at any college or university. Hollis + Miller provides solutions that meet budget, scheduling and student needs. Our team includes architects, engineers, financial experts and contractors who offer a single-source solution to take any housing project from concept to completion.
Design Build Approach
Colleges and universities look to us as a single point of contact for planning, design and construction. We accept responsibility for leading and managing all project phases. The design build approach allows for better control of quality, cost and schedule adherence.
Campus and Facility Evaluation
We assist our clients in evaluating the useful life of their existing facilities to house effective higher education programs. These assessments determine whether a facility should be renovated or whether new construction is the best solution.