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Higher Education

by design


Academic buildings define campus identity and increase the quality of the student experience.

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About EOP Architects With offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, EOP Architects has designed projects throughout the United States as well as China. EOP has a passion for the value of

are attracted by technology-rich

design excellence...and this passion

classrooms. Administrators want

informs everything we do.

efficient and productive spaces. Students demand quality in every

From libraries to student centers.

aspect of their academic experience:

Performance venues to recreation

where they live, where they learn,

centers. Interactive classrooms to

where they socialize.

research facilities. Laboratories to lecture halls. The value of design

More than 21 million are enrolled in

takes a front-row seat.

higher education—up more than 5 million from just a decade ago. With

The buildings on your campus help

student population rising, are you

define your identity. Instructors

ready?

1981 Firm Founded in Lexington Projects in

30+ States

85%

Repeat Client Business

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We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us. Winston Churchill

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We work closely with campus leaders to create innovative learning environments. We’re committed to creating energetic, efficient environments by listening to you, recognizing project challenges and distilling those ideas into real design solutions.

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Design Excellence is a recruiting tool leading to increased enrollment, engagement & retention Campus identity promotes a sense of culture, pride & place.

Dynamic learning environments promote intellectual curiosity & academic growth.

Energetic social spaces promote meaningful student interaction & relationships.

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Building Information Modeling addresses issues before they are problems in the field

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Affordable, efficient sustainable elements Some projects will pursue LEED certification; others will not. Regardless, we make it a priority for each project to integrate sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. Energy costs are still on the rise; we can help you capitalize on all opportunities for energy and cost savings. EOP led the sustainable design effort with the first LEED-certified building in Kentucky, Lincoln Hall (left) at Berea College.

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Nearly one out of every two schools is updating its campus master plan Master plans play a vital role in the strategic growth of the campus, in maintaining positive community interaction and tapping into new funding sources in an increasingly competitive environment. These plans are a valuable tool for marketing and fund raising. Donors are much more willing to invest in something that’s tangible. We have the tools and experience to help you plan for the future, and can take an active roll in master planning and facility needs assessments.

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Campus Planning We understand connectivity, navigation, scale and quality of life. Community Input & Facilitation We can facilitate any level of public involvement you desire. Urban Planning We draw from cutting-edge trends such as urban edge development, which integrates urban campuses into surrounding neighborhood and business districts. Sustainability & LEED Planning We can lead campus sustainability planning efforts, including guidelines for building, adaptive reuse, storm water and planting.

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Learning spaces are the backbone of the campus We design academic spaces that are conducive to various teaching and learning styles. Our passion is to create dynamic learning spaces that promote curiosity and growth.

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General Classrooms We design comfortable and functional rooms from large lecture halls to small classrooms. Flexible Design In some designs, desks give way to tables and chairs for ultimate flexibility. Specialized Classrooms We understand how to design for problem-based learning classrooms or patient assessment suites. Classroom Technology We plan for wireless technologies, include smartboards where possible, and video projection units.

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Teaching and research labs are a hands-on method to instruct students

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Research Laboratories Challenges include unique functional, technological, ventilation and energy management. Specialized Laboratories We design labs for biology, pharmacy, chemistry, vivaria, anatomy, medical simulation, nursing and allied health. Undergraduate laboratories Maximizes flexibility and multiple uses and house a variety of disciplines. Safety and security We understand applicable OSHA requirements and other safety regulations and security technologies.

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Auditoriums must accommodate a wide variety of users and uses

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Performing Arts We design scene shop and storage spaces, costume and prop workrooms, dressing rooms, offices and ticket booths. Multi-use Auditoriums We put the emphasis on user need and flexibility so the facility can reach its maximized potential. Media Centers We understand the needs of today’s modern library. Lecture Halls Our halls seat up to 250 students with state-of-theart technology like multimedia projection systems and wireless Internet.

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The building feels much more professional now, and that has led to a more serious approach to my studies. GCTC Gateway Student from post-occupancy survey

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Student life is enhanced Thoughtful spaces encourage interaction and socialization

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Student Centers Interactive spaces for a game of PingPong or a special event, a wide variety of dining options, all branded to school identity. Fitness & Recreation Centers Energetic areas for group fitness, cardio/ strength training, basketball, racquetball, running and swimming. Student Housing Suite layouts and apartment style configured housing, Greek housing, spaces to study in a safe and secure environment. Food Service Full-service cafeterias for large or small student groups, faculty and administrators, and informal student grilles and cafes.

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Enhanced workflow; increased productivity Good interior design can actually improve your employees’ ability to produce and help attract and retain the right employees. The bottom line is being highly functional, effective and relevant.

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Design matters.

For more information, contact: Rick Ekhoff, AIA, LEED AP rekhoff@eopa.com

Paul Ochenkoski, AIA pochenkoski@eopa.com

Richard Polk Jr., AIA, LEED AP rpolk@eopa.com

Brent Bruner, AIA, LEED AP bbruner@eopa.com

Chris Estes, CID, LEED AP cestes@eopa.com

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EOP Architects 201 West Short St | Ste 700 Lexington Kentucky 40507 859 231 7538 322 East Main St Louisville Kentucky 40202 502 805 0311 www.eopa.com

Profile for EOP Architects

EOP Architects | HIGHER EDUCATION  

An overview of EOP's higher education design capabilities.

EOP Architects | HIGHER EDUCATION  

An overview of EOP's higher education design capabilities.