Environmental graphic design, at its core, enhances the user experience and connects people to place. As educational specialists, we’ve challenged ourselves to explore how these graphics can aid in the learning environment.
As the first middle school in the country to be located on an active air strip, SKIES brings a free educational experience to students introducing them to aviation and aerospace through hands-on learning. Project-based learning and professional exposure boosts students’ imaginations and drives innovation.
In taking care of deferred maintenance and committing to capital improvements and repairs, as well as new construction projects, funding from bonds can move schools – and ultimately, the community – forward.
Like many parts of the learning experience, furniture in K-12 schools has evolved since many of us were students. Expectations for the physical make-up of the classroom have adapted to meet newly identified needs.
NOTE: This is the first of a series of posts on upcoming bond measures on the Nov. 2 ballot. You will be able to read the rest of the series here. While school bond projects aren’t always the most fascinating thing to vote on, they are one of the most important things a community decides […]
Educational architecture is about impacting tens of thousands of students at a time, as well as the communities around them. We believe sustainable design is inseparable from great design.
Now two decades after its founding, we asked a key leaders from University Academy what lessons have been learned in the last 20 years and where the school is headed in the years to come.
Hollis + Miller Awarded John Shaw Regional Award for Second Straight Year from Association for Learning Environments
A regional architectural design competition, the John Shaw Award is intended to showcase innovative design resulting from educators, students and community representatives – all of which are exemplified by the LEAD Innovation Studio.
Hollis + Miller’s commitment to education remains strong, working with educational institutions across the country from pre-K12 through higher education to bolster student success. Dr. Chavey’s expertise is complemented by team members with an emphasis in education technology and educational [...]
Hollis + Miller receives AIA KC Design Excellence award for innovative outdoor learning space designed by emerging professionals
Hollis + Miller Architects is proud to announce the Liberty Public Schools Learnscape — an innovative outdoor learning environment— as a recipient of the 2021 AIA KC Design Excellence Awards. Learnscape, an annual philanthropic initiative led by the firm’s Emerging Professionals, is a [...]
Two Hollis + Miller team members honored with IIDA Mid-America Elevate Awards for outstanding contributions to interior design.
Hollis + Miller is proud to announce Walden Middle School has been honored with the A4LE John Shaw Award 2021.
Marking Hollis + Miller’s second partnership with student athletic conference organizations, the new agreement comes on the heels of announcing a local sponsorship with the Kansas City-based Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).
Last year, the firm's Colorado office added seven new team members (growing from 10 to 17) and worked on 108 projects (as compared with 38 in 2019, an increase of 184%).
Identifying an opportunity to create stronger program synergies and increase visibility and accessibility to the community it serves, MCC made the strategic decision to move its Business & Technology campus to the urban core in hopes to build the workforce pipeline with a new population of workforce [...]
The Herndon Institute of Culinary Arts needed a new facility, but faced budget and site restraints of the existing building’s footprint. Hollis + Miller designed a new center twice the size of the existing one, including a commercial kitchen outfitted with new technology and a dining area.
The new Carl B. Bruce Middle School worked with Hollis + Miller Architects to incorporate graphics to brand the facility in powerful ways.
Hollis + Miller worked with Grain Valley Schools to develop the long-range master plan that would serve as the road map moving forward.
As a partner of the Shawnee Mission School District, Hollis + Miller donated the design and construction of its signature outdoor learning classroom, known as Learnscape.
SITUATION With more than 14,000 students, the Blue Springs School District is one of the largest districts in the Kansas City area. Yet, for more than two decades, all ninth-graders at Blue Springs South High School attended a separate Freshman Center. After a bond issue was approved by area voters [...]
SITUATION As the most diverse location of Kansas City’s Metropolitan Community College, the Penn Valley campus welcomes nearly 6,000 students each fall. However, the school recognized the need to upgrade its Student Success Center to more effectively serve the student population and provide a better [...]
Jeffco Public Schools in Denver area needed more space to accommodate the additional 400 children coming the following year, and also wanted to incorporate collaborative learning in a way that could benefit every Summit Ridge student.