Creating a foundation for lifelong learning


Our academic team is a creative workshop of designers, campus planners, lab planners, programmers and engineers discovering design solutions that are particular and responsive to program, site, context and economics. Our PK12 team are subject matter experts who know and understand academics from the inside out. We understand the power of listening, and we excel at building consensus on projects with multiple stakeholders—from the institutional leaders, facility managers, project managers, faculty and students to the larger community.

Our approach to design is research-based and data driven with a firm belief that real architectural excellence comes not only from strength of form and visual character but also from creating effective, productive and inspiring places for individuals and institutions to achieve their goals and aspirations. The opportunity for life-long learning takes place in the home, childcare environment, school, college prep, and beyond. The connective goals throughout the Continuum of Learning holistically embody the values of community, safety, learning space, and collaboration.

"We have observed that when you change the programming and the architecture, you change people." - Sarah Cotner, Founder and CEO Magnolia Montessori For All

Featured Clients

  • Austin ISD
  • AISD District Headquarters Renovation
  • Bailey Middle School
  • Baldwin Elementary School
  • Blazier Elementary School
  • Bowie High School Renovations / Additions
  • Kealing Junior High School
  • Lanier High School Renovations / Theater Expansion / CTE Modernizations
  • Mendez Middle School Renovations
  • Rosedale School
  • Dallas ISD David Carter High School
  • Dallas ISD H. Grady Spruce High School
  • Dallas ISD Lee McShan Jr. Elementary School
  • Dallas ISD Seagoville North Elementary School
  • Dallas ISD W.W. Samuel High School
  • Houston ISD Cunningham Elementary School
  • Houston ISD High School for Law & Justice
  • Houston ISD North Forest High School
  • Greenhill School
  • Houston Dragon Academy
  • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
  • San Antonio Academy
  • St. Austin Catholic School
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
  • Trinity Episcopal School
  • Center City Public Charter School
  • Confidential Public Charter School
  • KIPP Public Charter School
  • Magnolia Montessori for All
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
  • Confidential Client Child Development Center
  • EasterSeals Child Development Center
  • Houston Methodist Child Care Center
  • Ochsner Health System Child Care Center

Continuum of Learning / PK12 Sector Experts

Chad R. Johnson


Sheri Offenhauser

Strategic Consultant

Wendy Heger


Luisina Basilico


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