The opportunity to gain knowledge is impacted by our surroundings. Think back to your elementary school — the halls, the classrooms, the cafeteria, the gym. It may have been years ago, but those familiar sights, sounds and smells rush back when you hear two simple words — elementary school. Those rooms, halls and playgrounds had an impact on your whole experience, in particular on the process of learning.

From pre-schools to K-12 facilities, Ziegler Cooper Architects creates spaces that foster the best educational experiences possible. To optimize the learning environment, we seek input from all who will use and influence the space, including administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members. Our designs balance aesthetics and function, a perfect melding visible in each facility’s physical aspects and also evident in the long-term benefits — knowledge gained, memories made.