We’re proud to be ranked among the top 150 architecture firms in the nation in this year’s Building Design + Construction Giants 300 report.
HMFH is among the top 150 architecture firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2019 Giants 300 report. And as we ring in our 50th year of exceptional design for schools and communities, we’re especially proud to be listed as #27 of the top 140 firms in the K–12 sector!
The annual report ranks the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms, highlighting the year’s trends and innovations. Among the designs featured are the multidimensional learning environments found at Dover High School & Career Technical Center and Coolidge Corner School. At each, students have access to a range of subject and career areas, gathering spaces, and the outdoors.
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The nation’s school districts are focused on providing well-rounded learning experiences that plant seeds for future vocations in science, technology, business, or skilled trades.
In New Hampshire, the new Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center brings together 1,500 students in a combined 302,000-sf facility.
“Parents and educators recognized the importance of making sure the career technical students were exposed to the highest academic standards possible, and that the traditional students had more involvement in hands-on programs and activities,” says Laura Wernick, FAIA, REFP, LEED AP, Senior Principal, HMFH Architects, Cambridge, Mass. “The high-bay spaces are integrated with traditional academic spaces, so a science classroom might be next to an automotive lab.”
Outdoor classrooms, a rain garden, school gardens, and natural play elements are integral learning elements at Coolidge Corner School, an urban pre-K-8 school in Brookline, Mass. “Varied outdoor environments can play an important role in a student’s social and emotional development,” says Pip Lewis, Principal, HMFH Architects.
Parents and educators recognized the importance of making sure the career technical students were exposed to the highest academic standards possible, and that the traditional students had more involvement in hands-on programs and activities.