Interpreting a client’s needs is at the core of design, but understanding unspoken expectations is at the core of exceptional design. A&E Architects designs schools that not only function well, but also motivate and inspire. Incorporating the perspectives and needs of teachers, students, administration, community members, and other stakeholders, A&E’s design process blends the traditional and the unconventional, transforming spaces into endless possibilities. This flexible and adaptable spatial innovation, with multi-use configurations, supports a variety of teaching methods for a diverse student body. Active and passive spaces, well-proportioned and awash in color and natural light, are universally inviting for student learning and collaboration before, during, and after school hours.
A&E was recognized in the Spring 2017 issue of Learning by Design Magazine for innovative education design. The firm was awarded Outstanding Project for Medicine Crow Middle School in Billings, Montana. The middle school serves as an outstanding educational facility for up to 900 6th – 8th grade students, and also provides event and gathering space for the neighboring community.
During moments of recognition, A&E takes pride in a job well done but continues to look towards the next project, honoring an impassioned commitment to design excellence.
Read the article which accompanied the award here: Learning By Design – Spring 2017