we provide ingenious solutions for intellectual spaces
Change is inevitable. For higher education administrators, creating environments that adapt to continuously evolving needs is both a challenge and a requirement. For students, networks of interaction, scaled from the individual to the collective, are essential. For campuses, resiliency and environmental stewardship are increasingly crucial.
We embrace this complexity of demands, fusing convergent learning and dynamic research into inspirational settings. Our award-winning projects for higher education institutions across the country seamlessly knit together the disciplines of architecture and engineering. This philosophy has enabled us to craft innovative building designs that house complex programs and sophisticated systems solutions.
Our academic clients come from all over the United States and include large, R1 institutions as well as small liberal arts schools.
University of Rhode Island
Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health
"We measure the success of an academic building by how it contributes to the overall campus, how it meets current programming needs while providing flexibility for the future, how it establishes an appropriate architectural identity for its occupants, and how it fosters an environment of collaboration.”
Honed over decades of experience, our project formation and design methodology is both inclusive and empathetic. Our orchestrated workshop process encourages collaborative inquiry and establishes the groundwork for creative leaps, stakeholder consensus, and project advancement.
Toward Net Zero: Adaptive Reuse for Science at the University of Michigan
Drexel Health Sciences Building Awarded LEED Gold
University of Michigan Kinesiology Building Wins ASHRAE Technology Award
Ballinger Projects Selected as Finalists for AIA Pennsylvania Awards
2023 — American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, Silver Medal, Architectural Excellence
2023 — American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, COTE Award of Excellence
2023 — American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, Merit Award, Architectural Excellence
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2023 — General Building Contractors Association, Best Educational Institution Project
Drexel University Health Sciences Building
Wexford Science & Technology
2023 — Historic Richmond & Storefront for Community Design, Golden Hammer Award, Best New Construction (Civic)
Virginia Commonwealth University
2023 — Building Congress & Exchange, Craftsmanship Award, Power Generation, Distribution, and Switchgear
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University