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Higher Education

The aesthetics, amenities, and condition of facilities are major contributors to attracting students to campus. Today's students expect modern facilities with up-to-date functionality. Colleges and universities are continually challenged to support new programs and technology, while using space efficiently and making campuses more sustainable. Our integrated design solutions help you create higher education facilities that provide flexible learning environments, achieve sustainability goals, maximize the safety and longevity of existing physical plants, and reduce energy costs.

Our Experience

We offer a qualified team and focused approach to college and university construction projects across the U.S. With more than 70 satisfied higher education clients, we can help you realize your goals to renovate, replace, or build new campus facilities. Gannett Fleming provides comprehensive services from design through project commissioning, including architecture and engineering, program management, construction management, and alternative project delivery methods, such as CM-at-risk and design-build.

Higher Education Solutions

  • Athletic and recreation facilities
  • Audiovisual and theater design
  • Central utility plants
  • Classrooms
  • Cogeneration plants
  • Laboratories
  • Student dining
  • Student housing
  • Security systems
  • Stormwater management
  • Traffic circulation and parking facilities
  • Transportation systems
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Vertical transportation (elevators/escalators).

Prestigious higher education partners, such as Penn State, Temple, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, and more, have counted on us for comprehensive campus rehabilitation, renovation, and new construction services. 

Higher Education Services


  • Feasibility studies
  • ADA compliance studies
  • Building inspection/assessment
  • Roofing and building envelope evaluations and weatherization
  • Programming
  • New construction/renovation
  • Interior design.
Structural Engineering

  • Inspections and repairs
  • Design of new structures
  • Bridges (pedestrian and vehicular)
  • Parking structures.
Mechanical Engineering

  • Central utility systems
  • Chilled water systems
  • Steam boilers and distribution systems
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing and fire protection
  • Energy management
  • Building automation systems.
Electrical Engineering

  • Distribution systems
  • Lighting design
  • Cogeneration
  • Emergency power
  • Data and telecommunications systems
  • Fiber optic systems.
Civil/Site Engineering

  • Master plans
  • Landscape architecture
  • Site survey
  • Stormwater management
  • Traffic and parking.

  • Compliance
  • Permit acquisition
  • Sustainability and long-term planning
  • Property acquisition/divestiture
  • Site development
  • Remedial actions.
Geotechnical Engineering

  • Foundation analysis and design
  • Soil evaluations and testing.
Construction Services

  • Construction management
  • Construction inspection
  • Program management
  • Constructability review
  • Construction management at-risk (CMAR)
  • Design-build
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC).

  • Operational and performance testing.
Other Services

  • Acoustic analysis and engineering
  • Audiovisual design
  • Building information modeling
  • Security planning and system design
  • Transportation systems
  • Vertical transportation (elevators/escalators).