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With roots extending back to a two-person partnership formed in 1898, Page is one of the most prolific and enduring architecture and engineering design practices. Page architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, strategic analysts and technical specialists provide services throughout the United States and abroad. Our diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the academic, advanced manufacturing, aviation, civic, corporate, government, hospitality, housing, healthcare, mission critical, and science and technology sectors.

The Page portfolio consists largely of complex projects that benefit from our integrated disciplines and that make a significant impact on the communities they serve. We are guided by the three core values of creativity, collaboration, and commitment, and through the force of these ideals, we live up to our promise of design that makes lives better.

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University of Maryland, The A. James Clark School of Engineering ( Idea Factory) / College Park, Maryland

We start with your vision. We design for the future.


Advanced Manufacturing






Mission Critical Science/Technology

At Page, design is what we do. We promise and deliver design that makes lives better.

We’re a multidisciplinary design, architecture and engineering firm with 1300+ talented staff and offices in the U.S. and abroad. We’re dedicated to visionary design, and our work consists largely of complex projects that benefit from our integrated disciplines and that make a significant impact on the communities they serve.

For more than 120 years, we’ve delivered expertise for both local and international projects in a variety of industries, from academic to government to residential to science and technology and beyond.

Our full spectrum of design services allows us to provide an integrated single-team approach. Our talent works across industries and time zones in the US and abroad, and we have the capability to staff projects onsite as well as set up follow the sun workflows to increase efficiency.

Our clients benefit from the highest levels of interdisciplinary coordination, quality control and quick response demanded on today’s highly complex and technically sophisticated projects.

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Page Serves The Following Core Markets:


Think curiosity/innovation/ imagination/optimism/originality.


Think sharing/community/ camaraderie/civility/teamwork.


Think integrity/respect/giving/ discipline/rigor.


At Page, we provide a creative design process resulting in buildings and places unique to their situations. Our designs are well-researched program-driven solutions aided by integrated multidisciplinary expertise and a strategic mindset. We’re global thinkers building locally and making communities. Our portfolio reflects our commitment to visionary design, record of innovation and, most important, success with complex and sophisticated projects.

We develop unique designs for every project reflecting our expertise for each building type, client, need and location. We take pride in knowing that a Page project is among the best possible solutions to meeting the needs of its multiple stakeholders from owner to operator to user to neighbor.


We were one of the first firms in the nation to integrate in-house engineering design services. Today, our multidisciplinary mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and process engineering practice areas work collaboratively across our firm and with design and construction partners to bring your concepts to reality.

We’re leading the development of the latest industry codes and standards for safety, wellness, sustainability, energy and carbon neutrality. Using a combination of custom tools and Building Information Technology solutions, we visualize and communicate how occupants and operations interface with complex, integrated building and process systems. Our early adoption of advances in renewable energy, microgrids, Internet of Things and high-performance systems demonstrate our commitment to socially responsible design.


Well-designed interiors are critical in shaping educational experiences and improving the quality of people’s lives. We design interiors that promote clients’ missions, achieve brand awareness and support the wellbeing of all occupants. All of our interiors projects are opportunities to design positive, consistent visual reinforcements of our clients’ cultural identities.

By combining the skills of our interiors professionals with those of architects, planners, engineers and technology specialists, we offer our clients a breadth of service and single-point responsibility found in few other firms. Our interiors services range from programming, space-planning and officing studies to the selection of furnishings, finishes and artwork.

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This we believe.
As agents for positive change, we are driven by the ideals we hold dear.In the delivery of our services, we are guided by three core values:
University of Texas at Arlington Science, Engineering Innovation, and Research Building / Arlington, Texas


We help our clients evolve, grow and prosper because our process engages research, cutting-edge technology tools and appreciation for the unique cultures of people, organizations and places. Our interdisciplinary teams of master planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects and programmers engage ongoing transformations of urban areas, encouraging development and redevelopment, with unique solutions for every site. Through urban districts, institutional campuses, innovation districts, long range development plans, master plans, streetscapes and transit-oriented communities, our teams integrate building blocks of community, sustainability and resilience into innovative design solutions.


From universities to corporations to government entities, we plan and design laboratories that connect today’s users to the possibilities of tomorrow. Laboratory facilities are among the most intricate and complex design projects. Our architects, planners and engineers provide a full range of services to deliver high-quality scientific and technologically intensive environments that integrate with the design of the host facility.

The unique challenges posed by highly toxic petrochemical corrosion labs, sterile environments for pharmaceutical manufacturing, biohazard high-containment suites and precise environmental control of animal laboratories are commonplace obstacles overcome by our dedicated technical teams every day. Our laboratory planners are specialists with a thorough understanding of the safety standards and scientific equipment requirements foundational to the success of all laboratories.


At Page, our visual identity and experiential designers create brand identities and graphic designs that support how places and environments are experienced. The orchestration of two-dimensional design work including typography, color, imagery, form, technology and, especially, content, forms this basis. Examples of this work include wayfinding systems, architectural graphics, signage, exhibit design, retail design and themed or branded spaces. We operate at the intersection of communications and the built environment. We provide architectural and placemaking visioning and create overall design vocabularies that help clients hone in on the possibilities, character and nature of a project.


Page’s historic preservation and modernization service begins by asking the question: “What can be done to help this building perform at its highest level?”.

Our integrated modernization approach unlocks the potential of existing buildings. Furthermore, historic preservation and modernization adapts spaces to support changes in the industry in buildings such as Courthouses, Historic Buildings, Hospitals, Government Buildings, and National Park Facilities, making them more efficient and sustainable, all while respecting the building’s history.

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Before we design physical spaces, our Strategies & Analytics team members lead a strategic planning process with our specialists, designers and clients to crystallize both the vision and objective for a project. They understand business dynamics and organizational complexities, which allows them to facilitate productive discussions. We generate a robust understanding of the problem at hand prior to design in order to facilitate, support and in some cases guide clients’ organizational change and growth decisions.

We have proven that throughout design, construction and move-in, the clearly communicated project definition developed in the pre-design phase supports effective organizational and/or operational change management even after project completion. Informed client decisions position our entire team to develop optimal solutions throughout every step of the design process.


At Page, we approach sustainable design through the interdisciplinary lens of building sciences to create higher performing, healthier and more resilient buildings. As one of the first signatories of AIA 2030 Commitment, we are invested in leading the industry towards carbonneutral buildings and advocating for resilient solutions to help our clients prepare for the future.

We believe that intention requires rigor and through our data driven and integrative process, we collaborate early and often to ensure designs are informed by our building performance analysis. With experience across a wide range of environmental certification systems, our multidisciplinary team is well qualified to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainable design.


We recognized the level of investment and importance of facilities that function as designed from the day they open. Our Commissioning service provides this assurance to owners and operators while also minimizing costly construction rework. At Page, we accomplish commissioning through a collaborative process that includes the building owner, design professionals and the general contractor under the guiding hand of the Commissioning Authority.

Our Commissioning staff has developed a solid track record for Page as a Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF). The exacting standards of our teams of professional engineers, architects and field technicians in service of our clients support delivery of construction quality.

Page is a NEBB certified TAB firm. We perform Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing in accordance with NEBB standards. Page is an independent testing firm with absolutely no affiliation with manufacturers, factory representatives, vendors/providers, contractors or installers of HVAC-related equipment and systems.

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Academic Designing future learning institutions.

Academic Planning & Programming

Analytics / Data

Building Sciences

Campus Planning


Historic Preservation

Innovation District Planning

Interior Design

IT / Security

Lab Planning

Landscape Architecture

MEP / FP Engineering

Modernization / Renovations

Structural Engineering

Wayfinding / Signage / Branding

What can design do to foster student success? Optimize campus resources? Create innovative and forward-thinking learning, living and research environments?

From campus planning and programming to engineering and highperformance design, our multidisciplinary team offers solutions that support your strategic goals, provide equitable access, prioritize health and wellbeing, and look to the future with flexible and resilient design approaches.

With more than 700 projects at over 400 colleges, universities, and schools nationwide, our built portfolio includes academic, STEM, health and medical education, innovation centers, student life, arts and performing arts centers, along with PK-12 facilities. Our campus planning and analytics team has supported over 100 public and private university campuses throughout the country and abroad.

As interdisciplinary learning continues to combine disciplines and cross boundaries, our designers are creating new environments that foster innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

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Carleton College Science Renovation and Addition, Evelyn M. Anderson Hall / Northfield, Minnesota 2400 Nueces Student Housing / Austin, Texas
Collin County Wylie Campus / McKinney, Texas LEED gold The University of Oklahoma Biomedical Engineering Research & Teaching Building / Norman, Oklahoma

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Page has completed projects for the following higher education clients:

Abilene Christian University

Acadia University

Aga Khan Academies

Alabama State University

Alamo Community College

Arizona State University

Armstrong Atlantic University

Auburn University

Austin College

Austin Community College

Baylor College of Medicine

Boston College

Bristol Community College

Brown University

California State University East Bay

California State University Fullerton

California State University Maritime Academy

California State University Monterey Bay

California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Cape Cod Community College

Carnegie Mellon University

City College of San Francisco

College of the Holy Cross

College of William and Mary

Collin County Community College

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University Pueblo

Contra Costa College

Curry College

De Anza Community College

Dickinson State university

Dordt College

Duke University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College

Federal University of Health Sciences

Fisher College

Gallaudet University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgia Tech

Griffith University

Hollins University

Houston Community College

Howard University

Iona College

International Christian University

Ithaca College

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Johnson & Wales University

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Kuwait College of Music & Theatrical Arts

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lone Star College

Lorain County Community College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Lowry Higher Education Advanced Technology Campus

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University

Massasoit Community College

Medical University of South Carolina

Metropolitan Community College

Middlesex Community College

Mills College

Mission College

Mitchell College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National University of Singapore

Nevada State College

Norfolk State University

Northern Essex Community College

Oberlin College

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Pennsylvania State University

Pikes Peak Community College

Portland State University

Pomona College

Prairie View A&M University

Prince George’s Community College

Princeton University

Quinsigamond Community College

Red River College

Rowan University

Rutgers University

Salem State College

Sam Houston State University

San Jacinto College

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

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Singapore Management University

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Southeast Asia University

Southern Methodist University

Southwest Texas State University

St. Edward’s University

Stanford University

State University of New York

Stephen F. Austin State University

Sul Ross State University

Sweet Briar College

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus

Texas State University System

Texas Tech University El Paso

The Cooper Union

The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The University of Texas MD Anderson

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas System

Towson University

700+ projects at over 400 universities

Trinity University

Tulane University

United Arab Emirates University

United States Military Academy at West Point

University of Arkansas

University of Calgary

University of California Berkeley

University of California Davis

University of California Hastings

University of California Merced

University of California Riverside

University of California San Diego

University of California San Francisco

University of California Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Central Florida

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Hawai’i

University of Houston

University of Houston Clear Lake

University of Houston Downtown

University of Houston at Sugar Land

University of Houston Victoria

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts-Boston

University of Monterrey

University of Nevada

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina

University of North Texas at Dallas

University of North Texas at Denton

University of Northern Colorado

University of Oklahoma

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Pennsylvania

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Saskatchewan

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Virginia Tech University

Wake Forest University

Washburn University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wesleyan College

Western Carolina University

Western Virginia University

Wichita State University

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STEM Teaching / Research Environments


Our lab planners program and design more than one million GSF of specialized research space annually.

Project Types

Animal Diagnostic Lab Planning


BSL 2, 3, 4 Labs


Data Science

Design Standards / Visualization

Equipment Planning

Facilities Assessment / Design

Facilities Programming

Health Sciences

Maker Spaces / Innovation Labs

Migration Planning

Mission Critical

Optics / Metrology

Product Development

Simulation Labs

Undergraduate Teaching Classrooms

Vivarium Planning

Breakthroughs begin with bold ideas and curiosity, advanced through interdisciplinary collaboration and flexible environments. We share this spirit of discovery and innovation when we design cutting-edge science and technology facilities, creating spaces that adapt as new frontiers unfold.

As academic, lab planning, and design specialists we understand the essential elements that activate dynamic, interdisciplinary teaching and research facilities. Our designs encourage collaboration through transparency and thoughtful placement of “collision spaces.” These environments, designed to inspire innovation and discovery, must also be flexible and easily reconfigurable to accommodate changing technology and science, pedagogical models, and research approaches.

Providing a variety of spaces is also important, integrating quiet nooks for reflection among group study areas, project spaces, or noisy workshops where bold ideas for testing and experimentation occur. Our team’s experience with converging science, engineering, and innovation environments is critical as academic institutions and industry partners increasingly cooperate to offer learning and business development opportunities, as well as accelerate product innovation to market cycles.

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Colorado State University Western Slope Campus Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Classroom Buildings / Grand Junction, Colorado University of Massachusetts Boston Integrated Science Center / Boston, Massachusetts LEED gold Virginia Military Institute Maury-Brooke Hall Science Building Renovation / Lexington, Virginia
Seattle University The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation / Seattle, Washington
Pennsylvania State University Agricultural Engineering Building Renovation / State College, Pennsylvania Carleton College Evelyn M. Anderson Hall Additions & Renovation / Northfield, Minnesota
The University of Texas at Dallas Bioengineering Sciences Building / Dallas, Texas
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) New STEM Building / Ewing Township, New Jersey Radford University Center for the Sciences Building / Radford, Virginia
College of William & Mary Integrated Science Complex (ISC) Phase III / Williamsburg, Virginia
Trinity University Center for Sciences and Innovation, Additions & Renovations / San Antonio, Texas
The University of
Biomedical Engineering Research &
Teaching Building / Norman, Oklahoma
The University of Texas at Arlington Science, Engineering Innovation, and Research Building / Arlington, Texas

Academic Innovation


to compete!

Weaving education, research, and industry partnerships into entrepreneurial environments that propel discoveries.

Our team weaves together teaching, research, and industry by taking a whole-brain approach. Starting with right-brain thinking—the kind of thinking that fosters curiosity, intuition, and creative problem solving— we work with you to imagine new spaces where partnerships inspire and create. Then, we integrate those concepts with left-brain analysis, process, and logic to achieve functionality and speed to market, driving value on your investment.

In terms of right-brain thinking, we want experiences to inform your decisions. Let’s walk different spaces, access different layouts, evaluate new materials, and, most importantly, talk with the best and brightest. Then, let’s have a conversation about what inspires you and how that fits with your goals, needs, and vision.

We also bring left-brain thinking to drive value to your project. Speed to market means everything for the person holding the checkbook, so we developed a process using a Decision Action Metric log to promote quick and accurate decision-making. Research and data help to weigh and rank each decision based on performance, lifecycle costs, and schedule impact. It’s about quickly making the right decision for your program so you can monetize intelligence. Our whole-brain experience leverages partnerships to propel discoveries that can change the world.

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University of Maryland IDEA Factory / College Park, Maryland


Bryant University Academic Innovation Center / Smithfield, Rhode Island
Virginia Tech New Classroom Building / Blacksburg, Virginia Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Harold L. Martin Sr. Engineering Research and Innovation Complex (ERIC) / Greensboro, North Carolina Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus / Bethlehem, Pennsylvania George Mason University Fuse at Mason Square / Arlington, Virginia Northeastern University Mixed Use Research Building / Boston, Massachusetts

Health Sciences & Medical Education

"The facilities here are designed around the way we teach, and they are peppered with reminders of our mission. The majority of our faculty are here because they can do something in Austin that they can't do anywhere else. Mission is at the center."

We are ranked as one of the top designers of healthcare and healthcare education facilities in Texas with many of these projects winning awards for design excellence. More important, these projects have been successful programmatically, helping set the standard for buildings that are efficient, functional and bring value to their users.

Our understanding of medical schools, schools of nursing, simulation and health education laboratories contribute to advancing the field of national medical education focused on community health and advanced global research.

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LEED gold
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Health Learning Building / Austin, Texas West Liberty University Campbell Hall STEM and Health Sciences Building / West Liberty, West Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions Building / Richmond, Virginia Trinity Washington University Payden Academic Center / Washington, DC The University of Texas Medical Branch Health Education Center / Galveston, Texas The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Health Discovery Building, Health Learning Building and Health Transformation Building / Austin, Texas LEED gold New York University (NYU) College of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Bioengineering Institute / New York, New York James Madison University New East Tower Health and Behavioral Studies Building / Harrisonburg, Virginia
University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professions Phase 1 / Houston, Texas
Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions Building / Richmond, Virginia
New York University (NYU) College of Nursing, College of Dentistry & Bioengineering Institute / New York, New York
Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine / Houston, Texas University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine / Houston, Texas University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Victoria Hall Master Plan / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professions, Phase 1 / Houston, Texas The University of Texas at Dallas Brain Performance Institute / Dallas, Texas TheUniversity of Texas Medical Branch New Health Education Center / Galveston, Texas Collin College Wylie Campus / McKinney, Texas

Student Life


student housing beds planned & designed

While some students like to study in their living unit, many other students find it easier to focus in more social environments such as community lounges, coffee shops, or cafeterias. A balance of private and public space is important.

We design award winning student life facilities ranging from student recreation centers, student unions and dining halls to conference and event/venue facilities. Since 2011, we have programmed, master planned and designed more than 14,000 beds of student housing in residence hall living/learning communities.

Student Residence Halls and Dining Halls are facilities that students are guaranteed to enter. As such, they need to welcome the widest diversity of the college community. Once inside, services, activities and possible interactions should be clearly visible, inviting and accessible to all. Successful student life facilities are more than the sum of their parts. Thoughtful placement of synergistic activities and services creates lively environments where students easily move from one activity to another. One of the primary design tasks is to see how each piece can reinforce the other.

Our experience designing student life buildings, combined with our consensus building approach, has been successful in creating facilities that bring together students, faculty and staff in exciting, interactive, light-filled and environmentally responsive spaces. Working together with the students and staff, we design solutions that are unique to your setting, campus culture, climate and architectural context. Our collaborative approach ultimately leads to buildings and interior environments reflective of the individual character of each campus.

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“I would recommend 2400 Nueces to my friends because it is THE best place to live, study, socialize, and is in the center of everything going on in West Campus.”

- 2400 Nueces Resident

Page surveyed 200 student residents at UT Austin’s 2400 Nueces Student Housing and asked:

Compared to other places you have lived in college would you say 2400 Nueces...

makes my life better than other places





makes my life about the same as other places is the only place that I’ve lived in college makes my life not as good as other places

University of Virginia Gibbons House (Alderman Road Residence Hall) / Charlottesville, Virginia 2400 Nueces Student Housing / Austin, Texas LEED gold University of Colorado Colorado Springs Village at Alpine Valley and Roaring Fork Dining Facility / Colorado Springs, Colorado Boston College Thomas More Apartments / Boston, Massachusetts University of California Merced Student Housing Building 1A/3B / Merced, California University of Nevada Great Basin Residence Hall / Reno, Nevada LEED platinum Triple Zero commitment University of Houston Cougar Woods Dining Hall / Houston, Texas
University of Houston University Center Transformation / Houston, Texas
University of Houston Quadrangle Replacement Housing (The Quad) / Houston, Texas Wichita State University Shocker Hall Student Housing / Wichita, Kansas Pennsylvania State University Robinson Residence Hall / State College, Pennsylvania Bucknell University Apartments and the Commons / Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Sam Houston State University Lowman Student Center Addition / Huntsville, Texas

Campus Planning & Analytics

Academic Master Planning Projects

Completed to Date

How will your academic campus impact the next generation of learners? Evolving trends in student wellbeing, pedagogy, land use, community partnerships, and sustainability and resiliency consistently reinforce the importance of integrated campus planning.

Areas of Expertise

Master Plans

Framework Plans

Facilities Plans

Campus District Studies

Long Range Development Plans

Innovation District Plans

Design Guidelines

Outreach and Engagement

Programming and Data Analytics

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture

Page’s campus master planning team has completed more than 100 academic master planning projects with a wide range of public and private colleges and universities across the United States. Our experience includes preparing plans for existing and new campuses, with expertise in everything from site development to design guidelines and master to long-range development plans. Our services offer a strong foundation for an iterative process that identifies opportunities and challenges, guides strategic development, and builds institutional consensus.

Within our campus planning group, our space analytics team has over 30 years of experience working with academic institutions. The group uses cloud-based tools to visualize the outcomes of space assessments, including Page/Insight™ (PI), an interactive data visualization tool that will enable stakeholders to view, consider, and easily understand the outcomes of analyses. Working together, we can offer a data-rich approach to achieving your goals in an ever-evolving educational landscape.

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Trinity University Facility Master Plan / San Antonio, Texas
University of California Berkeley Richmond Bay Campus Long Range Development Plan / Richmond, California
Alcorn State University Master Plan / Jackson, Mississippi Sam Houston State University Campus Master Plan / Huntsville, Texas The University of Texas at San Antonio Campus Master Plan / San Antonio, Texas The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Merit Award - Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus University of North Texas at Dallas 2020 Master Plan / Dallas, Texas Howard University Campus Master Plan / Washington, DC Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus Master Plan / Bryan, Texas
Pace University New Student Life District Master Plan / Pleasantville, New York
Oregon State University Cascades Long Range Development Plan / Bend, Oregon The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Honor Award - New Campus Planning Triple Net Zero goals
The University
Plan Update
California State University Monterey Bay Master Plan Update / Seaside, California
of Texas at Dallas Master
/ Dallas, Texas

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is an integral part of Page’s expertise-driven design practice. We view preservation as the scientific, intelligent, and creative management of change with the utmost respect for the past. Any intervention is an opportunity to reveal the essence of what makes a structure culturally significant while enabling its contemporary relevance and ensuring the highest performance of its systems. Our architects, engineers, and conservators are committed to developing creative strategies that renew, enhance, and contribute to a more sustainable built environment.

Page offers the full complement of comprehensive historic preservation design services, in-house engineering, and comprehensive energy services. The nature of our practice varies from the careful conservation of historic fabric to full building restorations to more robust rehabilitation, addition, and adaptive use projects. We also bring deep experience in negotiating the often complex regulatory process that works with historic structures. We have developed strong relationships with regulatory bodies from the municipal to the federal level.

At Page, we believe that Historic Preservation is an opportunity, not a constraint. Tangible linkage with our past is a fundamental human need and essential to enabling a healthy contemporary culture. Heritage buildings and sites offer an opportunity to layer and interweave history with the best of today’s sensibilities. Furthermore, rehabilitation projects – in the broadest sense are cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives to demolition and new construction. The National Resources Defense Council estimates that 80-90 percent of the nation’s 2030 building stock already exists. We are committed to the preservation and creative adaptive use of existing structures to ensure a more sustainable future.

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Preservation Rehabilitation Restoration Adaptive Use Areas of Expertise Harvard University Widener Library Renovation / Cambridge, Massachusetts Stanford University Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (Old Chem Bldg) Additions & Renovation / Stanford, California
Princeton University Hamilton, Holder & Madison Halls / Princeton, New Jersey
The Pennsylvania State University Steidle Building Renovation & Addition / University Park, Pennsylvania University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum Restoration / Iowa City, Iowa Towson University Newell & Richmond Halls / Towson, Maryland Franklin & Marshall College Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy / Lancaster, Pennsylvania Wellesley College Newhouse Center for the Humanities Renovation / Wellesley, Massachusetts Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chapel and Kresge Auditorium Renewal / Cambridge, Massachusetts


How do you get the benefits of a new building without building new?

An integrated modernization approach that unlocks the potential of your existing building.

Modernization isn’t just about preserving and maintaining historic buildings. Historic preservation is the baseline. Modernization is about looking critically at your existing building and asking, “What can be done to help this building perform at its highest level?” How can you adapt your space to support changes in the workplace? Reduce operating and lifecycle costs? Use space more efficiently? Achieve sustainability goals? And respect your building’s history?

A Smart Approach

The smartest way to tackle modernization is to have an integrated team of architects and engineers sitting next to each other and helping each other make the best, cost-effective decisions. Often, firms create a historic preservation studio where they put a group of people together in the corner, and that studio is there if you want to work with them. We take a different approach. We don’t have a separate studio because our entire firm is immersed in modernization. We’ve been doing these projects for 40 years, and 50% of our work involves existing buildings. Every person in the firm comes to the table with an understanding of modernization and how to work with an existing building to help it perform at its best. For us, modernization isn’t a specialty. It isn’t a boutique market. Modernization is the culture of Page.

Built-In Knowledge

Because of this history, experience, and culture, there isn’t a building type we haven’t worked on. We already know what we’re looking for before entering your building based on a building’s age, materials, geography, program, and construction type. We know where to look, what the potential issues might be, and what likely will be behind the walls.

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Grinnell College Humanities and Social Studies Center / Grinnell, Iowa

University of Scranton Loyola Science Center Additions & Renovation / Scranton, Pennsylvania

Union College Stephen Charles and Judith Gardner Ainlay Hall Integrated Science & Engineering Complex Addition & Renovation / Schenectady, New York Rollins College Mills Memorial Hall, Kathleen W. Rollins Hall Addition & Renovation / Winter Park, Florida New York University (NYU), Molecular Nanoscience Laboratory / New York, New York University of Pennsylvania Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory Renovation / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Texas A&M University Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine EnMed Building Renovation / Houston, Texas Grinnell College Humanities and Social Studies Center / Grinnell, Iowa The Pennsylvania State University Steidle Building Renovation / University Park, Pennsylvania

Campus Branding, Graphics & Wayfinding

We capture and articulate our clients’ vision to deliver effective and elegant solutions that communicate a compelling story.


Brand Audits

Brand Identity Development

Brand Strategy

Identity Guidelines




Print / Collateral Design

Web Design


Branded Environments

Donor Recognition

Experiential Graphics

Master Planning

Project Visioning

Signage & Wayfinding


Tenant Design

Our visual identity and experiential designers create brand identities and graphic designs that support how individuals experience places and environments. The orchestration of two-dimensional design work including typography, color, imagery, form, technology and, especially, content, forms this basis. Examples of this work include wayfinding systems, architectural graphics, signage, exhibit design, retail design and themed or branded spaces. We operate at the intersection of communications and the built environment.

We provide architectural and placemaking visioning and create overall design vocabularies that help clients hone in on the possibilities, character and nature of a project. Fully integrated brand, graphic identities and visual communications created specifically for an architectural and engineering solution simply improves the design and built environment.

Our award-winning brand identities, wayfinding systems, architectural graphics, signage and themed spaces have been implemented across a wide range of client industries from colleges and universities to representation to corporations to museums.

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University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Campaign (Brand Identity & Collateral) / Austin, Texas
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