EDUCATION PORTFOLIO - LR Kimball
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“EDUCATION IS NOT PREPARATION FOR LIFE; EDUCATION IS LIFE ITSELF.” - JOHN DEWEY Lifelong learning is one of the most effective Lifelong learners are happier, healthier ways to deal with change, and change is and live longer. Those who continue with constant. formal education have a significant financial advantage over the course of a lifetime. During the last fifty years, constant scientific and technological innovation and changes At L.R. Kimball, we are all about designing have had a profound effect on learning needs spaces for people to learn. We are committed and styles. In an ideal world, K-16 learning to the development of lifelong learning environments should offer students a seamless environments for all ages because of the many and age-appropriate progression toward the benefits it affords both the individual and the next stages of life. community. One of the most influential management A well-educated citizenry makes for a better writers, Peter Drucker, wrote: “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process society for all of us. of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
From innovative 21st century learning environments, to new methods of collaboration, L.R. Kimball is passionately redefining the architecture of education. Founded in 1953, L.R. Kimball is recognized project types, from campus master plans to new as one of the nation’s leading professional and renovated academic buildings, from football service companies offering architecture and stadiums to laboratories. engineering services to a diverse range of public and private-sector clients. L.R. Kimball is a Division of TranSystems. For more than 55 years, TranSystems has provided With five offices in PA, we employ over 150 engineering and architectural planning, design architects, engineers, designers, and support and construction solutions to enhance the staff. Our clients benefit from our deep bench movement of goods and people across today’s of talented professionals and effective quality integrated transportation infrastructure. Its control procedures that result in award winning, professionals in more than 35 offices throughout timely, cost-efficient projects. the U.S. perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the transportation and The firm’s strong technical expertise coupled federal marketplaces. Services are delivered with its deep creative vision and architectural throughout the asset life cycle, from concept and engineering capabilities has cemented to construction to long-term operations, L.R. Kimball’s position as a leader in educational maintenance and rehabilitation. design and project management. Clients rely on L.R. Kimball to design and manage more than L.R. Kimball’s design of flexible, real-world 500 projects annually. Embracing a “one team” classrooms, labs and support spaces motivate attitude that facilitates a multi-disciplinary, and inspire students to develop the skill sets holistic approach to design and project delivery, they need to succeed in a competitive business the firm’s portfolio encompasses an array of environment. Westmoreland County Community College - New Latrobe Education Center, Latrobe, PA
EDUCATION AT THE INTERSECTION Expanding vistas It works both ways…not only do younger students gain knowledge of worlds they might not have known existed, Education, as with almost everything in the 21st century, is student mentors gain hands-on experience and a real world evolving rapidly in order to stay current with advancements understanding of their specialties. L.R. Kimball creates the in science, technology and communication. While learning environments in which these two worlds co-exist – we believe in student centered schools that support agile and connected HIGHER models may differ, there exist critical intersections programs. We create spaces for exploration and innovation, that create transformational environments that inspire where students develop the needed skills to become college and excellence and equip students with timeless skillsets. career ready. EDUCATION When industry and academics converge, K-12 learning becomes doing. It began with college co-op programs that seamlessly linked real world experience with academic theory. Soon students were turning dorm rooms into innovation labs, and we have only begun to unlock the potential of linking industry to students. At L.R. Kimball, we are envisioning the next generation of maker spaces, in which the fab labs are the bridges connecting ideas to realization. The connected community Technology, collaboration and individual learning are an integral part of every student’s life. Beginning in preschool and continuing through graduate school, these three elements are the building blocks for school and life. They are also the new building blocks for educational facilities, and L.R. Kimball sees our designs moving from buildings to environments INDUSTRY Giving students the workforce skills they need, and putting those skills to practice - with an emphasis on facilities that are student centered, comfortable, flexible and transformable, facilities that can accommodate various Future ready students…industry professionals have the skills and the knowledge that can bridge the gap between students teaching methodologies and multiple learning modalities. and their future work life. When industry professionals connect with a classroom, not only do they share with students the skills needed, they serve as role models and inspire students to reach for the moon. Our team at L.R. Kimball is expert in creating the types of spaces that support this life changing experience, seamlessly combining the classroom with collaborative teaming environments.
“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.” - NELSON MANDELA College and university facilities have become so much more than a space in which to deliver a lecture. A review of current research concludes that a lack of a high-quality learning spaces can influence a teacher’s ability to teach and a student’s ability to learn. Put simply, the facility decisions we make do matter. If higher education is to serve our nation and its citizens in an ever more competitive marketplace, they need to be designed to support both traditional classroom/lecture-based learning as well as evolving pedagogies that fully embrace new forms of digital, independent and crowd-sourced learning. Innovation is at the heart of every project we design. Our designers remain nimble and stay abreast of technology developments to help your organization adapt and transform at light speed in order to remain viable in The Penn State University - Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park Campus the global marketplace of education.
Our goal is to provide a higher education platform that encourages dialogue and interaction to teach and empower the next generation of leaders. Every academic project is unique in its response to context, mission and user needs. However, successful projects share one characteristic – they all must support the learning process. Our portfolio encompasses a diverse range project types, from campus master plans to new academic buildings, from football stadiums to fusion laboratories. Middlesex County College - New South Hall Science Building, Edison, NJ
Our work is inspired by our understanding of education in a global context, which means The Shipley School - Lower School Expansion* that our sources of inspiration From an urban campus in Cairo to an ephemeral performing arts center in the bucolic Pennsylvania countryside, our projects are inspired by their context; and the design response embraces are as vast as the night sky. both the end user and the community at large. The Penn State University - Rec Hall, University Park Campus Delaware State University - Administration Building* Muhlenberg College - Trexler Pavillion for Theater and Dance*
William Penn Charter School Master Plan* The success of any College is determined by the strength of its academic programs, the quality of its administration, faculty and staff, and the beauty and organization of its physical environment. Bucknell University Master Plan* Delaware State University - Life Sciences Building*
“CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT HOW As educators, you are immersed in the TO THINK, NOT WHAT TO THINK.” - most transformational period in American education in decades. New technologies and student-centered learning are MARGARET MEAD replacing messy chalkboards and one-size- fits-all classrooms. Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills are becoming as important for students as academic performance. Dynamic, collaborative instruction that prepares today’s graduates for in-demand professions is starting to separate good school districts from great ones. L.R. Kimball understands the opportunities that come with this magnitude of change. Calling on our 65-year history in K-12 design, we recently transformed our educational project approach from a traditional one that relied on Department of Education specifications to one that now brings innovative best practices and world-class thought leadership directly to the classroom. Our 21st century learning environments are based on three principles: - Fiscal responsibility to ensure that the project delivers the highest value return for students and taxpayers, especially as it relates to efficiency and innovation. - Strong academic performance based on spaces that serve as catalysts for truly inspired learning. - Environmental and economical sustainability so that the investment yields the greatest return for the community. The end result? Vibrant, engaging and relevant education spaces that inspire Danville Area School District - New Primary School excellence.
Delaware Valley University - Life Sciences Building* Research into both education and workplace culture shows that more collaboration and the use of different spaces for differen work modes correlates to higher levels of creativity and motivation. Delaware Valley University* For six decades, L.R. Kimball has been building the schools that inspire students to invent the next turbine, perform on Broadway, and succeed in major league sports. We understand that the path to potential is deeply affected by one’s learning environment; and we are committed to helping every student fully realize their talents. Shippensburg University - H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center* Wagner College - Foundation Hall* Georgian Court Univeristy Chapel* Central York High School
2 MILLION MORE THAN SQUARE FEET AND OVER 68 YEARS IN BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE EDUCATION CLIENTS HIGHER EDUCATION American University Cairo West Chester University Westmoreland Community College Coatesville Area School District Conemaugh Township Area School District $325 MILLION Bucknell University Widener University Danville School District HIGHER EDUCATION Bryn Mawr College Burlington City Community College K-12 PRIVATE Deemston School District Derry Township School District EXPERIENCE: California University American School of Paris Dover Area School District IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE OF LEED Ceder Crest College Cheyney University of Pennsylvania American School of Warsaw Delbarton School Diocese of Pittsburgh East Lycoming School District CERTIFIED PROJECTS Community College of Philadelphia Father Ryan High School East Orange Public Schools 2.5 MILLION+ Cumberland County College Frankfurt International School East Stroudsburg Area School District First LEED© Certified Higher Delaware State University Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo Forbes Road School District Education Ballpark in the Country The Hill School Forest Hills School District Eastern College One of the First LEED Gold Certfied SQUARE FEET OF SPACE DESIGNED Elizabethtown College Holy Name Elementary School Franklin Township School District © K-12 Schools in the Country Gywnedd Mercy University Marymount International School, Paris Galloway Township Public Schools Haverford College William Penn Charter School Gateway School District $400 MILLION+ Indiana University of Pennsylvania The Shipley School Greater Johnstown School District K-12 EXPERIENCE: Lafayette College La Salle University K-12 PUBLIC Hanover Public School District Hamilton Township School District 80+ SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE Misericordia University Altoona Area School District Harmony Area School District Moravian College Albert Gallatin Area School District Highlands School District 81 HIGHER EDUCATION CLIENTS Mount Aloysius College Archdiocese of Philadelphia Huntingdon School District 25 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS Muhlenberg College Armstrong School District Jefferson-Morgan School District NJ State Police Academy Bellefonte School District Juniata Valley School District Notre Dame University Bellwood-Antis School District Lawrence Township School District 600+ Penn Highlands Community College Bethel Park School District Long Branch School District 460+ K-12 PROJECTS PROJECTS Pennsylvania Area Community College Blairsville-Saltsburg School District Loyalsock Township School District Pennsylvania State University Boone County Schools Northern Potter School District Boonton Township School District Pittsburgh Public Schools 15 STATES Ramapo Community College $800 MILLION+ Rowan University Brownsville Area School District Plum Borough School District Shippensburg University Cambria Heights School District Richland School District St Francis University Carlynton School District Rose Tree Media School District Temple University Central York School District State College Area School District IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE University of Delaware University of Pennsylvania Chestnut Ridge School District Christina School District School District of Philadelphia Springfield Township School District 4.7 MILLION DESIGNED SQUARE FEET University of Pittsburgh City of Orange Township School District Washington Township School District Wagner College Clairton City School District West Chester Area School District
Welcome to collective creativity and the next generation of design. We are A 21st century classroom begins in a 21st century studio. In order to deliver on our commitment to redefine the architecture of education, we reimagined the design process, created a new paradigm and included new voices. By building teams based solely on your needs, we are moving beyond the traditional architecture and engineering model and bringing thought leaders from other disciplines into the design process. We create dynamic solutions that not only meet your immediate needs, but your future aspirations. It motivates us to collaborate with thought leaders in education, the arts, technology and other industries so that our design can engage and inspire your students for years to come. And by working with you to achieve a common goal, it makes us – and the job we do – different from others. This is how the L.R. Kimball team delivers New Richland Junior/Senior High School solutions, not just buildings.
Headquarters EBENSBURG, PA 615 West Highland Avenue Ebensburg, PA 15931-1048 814.472.7700 Additional Offices PITTSBURGH, PA – DOWNTOWN Frick Building 437 Grant Street Suite 812 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.201.4900 Shippensburg University* PHILADELPHIA, PA 1717 Arch Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.627.2700 STATE COLLEGE, PA 330 Innovation Boulevard Suite 202 State College, PA 16803 814.867.4566 HARRISBURG, PA 4400 Deer Path Road Suite 105 Harrisburg, PA 17110-3908 717.221.8820 www.lrkimball.com * Project completed by L.R. Kimball staff prior to joining L.R. Kimball.
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