Making the most out of educational sites is essential in helping our clients deliver of their promise of a quality educational experience.

All educational organizations share one important priority: Efficiency. All physical facilities must perform as expected and reliably to support operational continuity. With a wide variety of use that includes school directed activities as well as arranged use by park district and sports clubs, asset lifecycle must be maximized while keeping costs in check. GHA services that contribute to achieving project goals commonly include:

  • capital improvement planning
  • site design and utility improvements for efficient essential services
  • roadway and parking improvements for access, circulation, and capacity
  • stormwater management and other water resources engineering
  • sports facility design for a wide variety of court and turf based sports
  • survey and construction observation services
    School districts in the public sector all face a significant challenge in providing “the right” physical sites for their schools. This means scholastic, athletic, and all functional assets on school sites need to be updated regularly. GHA has provided guidance to over 40 school district clients that contributes value by helping make the most of project funding that is often difficult to get and less than “enough.” Our relationships with school districts commonly spans decades, clearly indicating GHA understands the school district world.

    Colleges and universities have the additional need to provide faculty and student residence infrastructure, as well as enhanced athletic facility capabilities. GHA has served higher education for many years, with a sharp eye on scalability. Most higher education campuses share common facilities but at very different scales. Through our experience, GHA has acquired a reliable ability to bring efficiencies whether the project is a small improvement at a small campus or a nearly 900-car parking project with stormwater management at a Big 10 university.

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    Brian Wesolowski, P.E., CFM
    Director of Site Design