Educational Facilities

At L.R. Kimball, our award-winning efforts to design, engineer and wire educational facilities are guided by our belief that campus development is about more than just a new school or a renovated building.

More Than Just A New Building

It’s also an unprecedented opportunity to:

  • Enhance the teaching, learning, social, and cultural life of the institution 
  • Accommodate programmatic changes 
  • Apply 21st century technology solutions to long-time communications or security concerns 
  • Efficiently and effectively fulfill program requirements 
  • Make the most out of every dollar invested 
  • Integrate beautiful craftsmanship with form and function

It’s a proven, integrated approach that ensures our clients receive the services they need - when they need them.

Targeted K-12 Results

At the K-12 level, this expertise has directed hundreds of projects at more than 80 school districts across eight states.

Projects can vary from modest repairs, feasibility studies, and strategic planning to major multi-million-dollar facilities including administration/classroom buildings, libraries, technology buildings, sports and recreational facilities, and performing arts centers.

From Community Colleges to the Big 10

In the higher education sector, our master planning, design and landscape architecture expertise has brought 21st century sports facilities, residence halls and academic buildings to Big 10, private and community college campuses across Pennsylvania.

These projects are notable for their high-performance, cost-effective designs that produce healthy, energy-efficient and comfortable living, learning and working places. Clients include Penn State University, Drexel University, University of Pittsburgh and Harrisburg Area Community College.

Designing the First LEED Gold Elementary School in Pennsylvania
L.R. Kimball designed Pennsylvania’s first LEED Gold elementary school, one of only three K-12 school buildings nationwide to achieve this honor. The two-story Clearview Elementary School features passive solar strategies and daylighting for 77% of spaces. It is also designed to achieve 59% energy savings and to consume 39% less potable water compared to other schools of its size.