Learning Places & Growing Spaces

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. (Malcolm Forbes)

Some education clients have experienced facilities and operational teams who understand the complexities, requirements, and constraints to design and build schools and universities in Arizona. They’re savvy and are comfortable with procurement processes, permitting, and building system operability. Other clients have never before been involved in a design or construction project, and they feel overwhelmed with the sheer enormity of reviewing qualifications and selecting the best architectural firm.

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No matter what, education in Arizona is tough. Minimal budgets. Growing communities. Aging buildings. Technology advancements. Student and staff safety. Many firms deliver educational design services, but not all of them consider it their core expertise. They’re focused on education when the bonds pass, but then disappear when another market spikes.

EMC2 has been serving Arizona’s students since 1978, and has worked with more than 65 school districts across the state, delivering new facilities, renovations and additions, and School Facilities Board upgrades. We’ve seen all types of bond programs, and have helped clients maximize their funding when times were tough. As one of the most longstanding educational architectural firms in Arizona, you can rely on our knowledge and expertise to help you achieve the education projects you deserve.

Your students deserve to learn, and your teachers and faculty deserve to teach in buildings that are safe, secure, and healthy, especially in today’s uncertain times. You need designers who understand how to analyze conditions, develop a scope of work that balances need and budget, and produce documents that are complete for construction in the field.

21st-Century students need 21st-Century space to learn and grow.

The Governing Board of NUSD and school community is truly impressed with the innovative and progressive flexible design that EMC2 captured to bring our vision to reality.

Dr. Aspasia Angelou, Superintendent, Nadaburg Unified School District No. 81