Higher Education

Reaching higher in education

Creating a community of learners requires a sense of purpose, a sense of place, and shared experiences that shape lives and stimulate minds.

Experiential learning

Learning happens everywhere and every way at colleges and universities. Students learn from each other through kinship and collaboration as well as from their teachers and scholarly resources. As A.I. re-shapes educational processes, we believe even more strongly in the enduring experience of people and places to promote learning. A connected campus energizes experiential learning through living, working, studying, and playing, at every scale, every day.

Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Greensboro, NC

Higher Education

Industry Leaders

Connect with our leaders in the higher education industry. Learn more by clicking on each.

Christa Kerrigan

Principal, Education & Community Practice Leader
Maryland | Contact

Tom Rowe

Principal, Design Practice Leader
New Jersey | Contact

Kathy Dy

Principal, Design Practice Leader
New Jersey | Contact

Ken McDaniel

North Carolina | Contact

Matt Messick

Principal/Vice President
North Carolina | Contact

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Christa Kerrigan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Christa loves what community colleges do for communities, and how public universities develop stronger public dialogue regardless of project scale. For her, every improvement counts. IDIQs are her sweet spot.

Tom Rowe, AIA

Tom’s over 20 projects for higher ed mirror the breadth of the Michael Graves practice, from campus plans and buildings of various types to the details of how people learn from each other in a room or around a table.

Kathy Dy, AIA

Having master planned her alma mater at Rice, Kathy views the public realm of a campus and its buildings as a continuous forum for the exchange of ideas, the experience of student life, and the catalyst for lifetime learning.

Ken McDaniel, AIA

Ken calls the shots for collegiate sports, whether you run, jump, throw, kick, or swim. With over 30 athletic facilities of many types to his credit, he brings team spirit to the field.

Matthew Messick, AIA. LEED AP BD+C

Matt’s career-long engagement with collegiate architecture has produced high-performance science and technology buildings for scholarship and research and student life facilities that create fulfilling campus experiences.