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Academic Learner Centered Environments

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. From offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Houston, Mexico City, San Francisco and Washington DC—as well as international affiliate offices—over 500 Page architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, strategic analysts and technical specialists provide services throughout the United States and in over 50 countries. Our diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the healthcare, academic, government and science and technology sectors, as well as civic, corporate and urban housing projects. 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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We start with your vision. We design for the future.

Page Serves The Following Core Markets:

Academic Civic / Government Corporate / Commercial Healthcare Housing / Hospitality Science / Technology

Design is the crux of what we do. Throughout the generations, Page has promised, and delivered, design that makes lives better. We believe buildings are important for what they do and for the positive impact they make on individual lives. That’s why we have a solution-driven project focus that results in life-enhancing buildings and places. Our multidisciplinary services allow complete integration from conceptualization to engineering to interiors and more, resulting in an improved client experience and final product. We recognize that good talent can be applied to complex projects regardless of industry. And good talent becomes great when it gains experience in a variety of situations. We create crossover teams so that individuals can work on different projects and share their own expertise and insights with other team members. Our collective commitment to visionary design is reflected in our portfolio of successful, complex projects. Our work spans the globe, from more than 25 U.S. diplomatic compounds to mission critical facilities in the Middle East to five-star resorts in Africa and beyond. Since Page has multiple offices in the US and affiliates abroad, we have the capability to staff projects onsite as well as set up “follow the sun” workflows to increase efficiency. While Page is distinguished by our portfolio of successes, we also are distinguished by our full spectrum of architectural and engineering design services. This allows us to provide an integrated “total design” single team approach. 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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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: Creativity

Think curiosity/innovation/ imagination/optimism/originality.


Think sharing/community/ camaraderie/civility/teamwork.


Think integrity/respect/giving/ discipline/rigor.

Architecture Page is known for their well-researched program-driven solutions aided by integrated multidisciplinary expertise and a strategic mindset. We bring global thinking and experience to bear on projects that build communities. Our portfolio reflects a commitment to visionary design, a record of innovation and fresh ideas and most importantly, demonstrated success with complex projects. We develop a uniquely created design for every project that reflects the building type, client, need and location. We take pride in knowing that a Page project is one of the best possible solutions to the needs of its multiple stakeholders from owner to operator to neighbor. Engineering Engineering is a historical part of Page’s services, and a critical part. In the mid-1900s, we were one of the first architectural firms in the nation to integrate in-house engineering design services, which was an innovative approach for a single design organization. Today, our engineers are responsible for designing interdependent mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and structural systems for a wide range of projects. These vary in complexity and innovation from office buildings and corporate interiors, to academic institutions to technology and healthcare facilities.

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Interiors Page believes that well-designed interiors can be a critical force. They help clients accomplish their mission, and improve the quality of people’s lives. Just like our interiors in our own offices, our clients’ interiors serve as positive, consistent visual reinforcements of their own cultural identity. By combining the skills of our interior designers with those of our architects, planners, engineers, and visualization specialists, we offer our clients a range and quality of single point responsibility found in few other places. Our interiors services range from programming, space-planning and officing studies to the selection of furnishings, finishes and artwork. Planning Our portfolio of work includes more than just buildings. It also includes complexes, campuses and cities. Our Page planning staff develop master plans that are innovative and that include detailed strategies for implementation and development. From university campuses to resorts to city revitalization plans, each project gives us the opportunity to employ our exploratory and research-focused methodology. The manifestations of our plans are destinations that build upon unique qualities and spirit of place – places where people can grow and prosper. Programming Before we design physical spaces, our Page Programming 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. Laboratory Planning Page specializes in challenging projects for demanding clients throughout the globe. Laboratory facilities are among the most intricate and complex projects. The unique challenges posed by highly toxic petrochemical corrosion labs, sterile environments for pharmaceutical manufacturing, biohazard high-containment suites, precise environmental control of animal laboratories are commonplace obstacles overcome by our dedicated technical team of architects and engineers every day. Page has specialists equipped with a thorough understanding of the safety standards and scientific equipment requirements foundational to the success of all laboratories.


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LEED gold

Sustainability Page has long recognized the need to design sustainably to conserve construction and operational resources and to ensure buildings continue to function efficiently into the future. Our Consulting suite of services includes sustainable consulting ranging from green building education sessions to full documentation for rating systems used in different parts of the world from LEED to BREEAM, Green Globes and Estidama. Our approach to design presupposes sustainability. In fact, it is integral to all of our architecture and engineering solutions, whether or not the project seeks certification from a green building rating system. Commissioning Page recognizes 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 as well as minimizing costly construction rework. This is accomplished 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.

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Learner Centered Education

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey, Educator / Philosopher

Collaboration, Engagement and Authenticity shape the daily learning experience for today’s students. They provide form and process to planning and designing transformed learning environments. Collaboration Our solutions respond to students, teachers, administrators, the site, the surrounding community, and the budget. We approach each project with an open perspective and begin by listening. Engagement Your active participation is crucial as we seek imaginative, costeffective solutions. From a playful, instructional color wheel floor design to an experiential dental lab, Page creates learning environments that reflect your goals and vision. Authenticity With design responsibility for over 350 unique education projects with 80 academic clients, our PK-16 educational portfolio, along with our extensive workplace experience, enables us to create authentic 21st century teaching and learning environments. Great environments foster student and staff success. We are committed to creating learning settings that nurture curiosity, innovation, discipline, and community while being sustainable, economical, healthy and safe.

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It is more than just a responsibility to the communities where we work and live. It is an opportunity to work collaboratively with you to generate life’s learning experience.

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Austin Green Building

Project Details Project Size 86,882 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / Civil Engineering / Planning / Fire Protection / Interior Design / Master Planning / Programming

Austin Independent School District Baldwin Elementary School Austin, Texas The Baldwin Elementary School for AISD was completed for the 20102011 school year. The facility is comprised of a two story classroom wing and a one story shared functions wing, totaling 86,882 square feet. It is located on a 14.17 acre site at 12200 Meridian Park Blvd. in the Meridian at Circle C planned community in southwest Austin. The design for the school includes 32 Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, Administrative, Dining, P.E., Art, Music, Library and Special Education areas. The building accommodated 720 students when it opened, with core facilities designed to accommodate a total of 800 students. The design of the building includes a face brick veneer with metal panel and stucco accent areas, borrowed light in the Commons area, reflective light shelves in Classrooms, exterior sun control devices and a colorful interior design. The landscape design includes native or naturalized planting and maintains hundreds of existing trees that inhabit the site. Much of the irrigation of the site is supplied through rainwater harvesting at key locations around the building perimeter. This project was designed to Austin Energy Green Building standards to achieve a two-star rating.

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Dallas Independent School District Seagoville North Elementary School Dallas, Texas

Project Details Project Size 106,462 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / Construction Documents / Construction Contract Administration

The new building is organized in response to the program and the site. The major public entry will be located facing Seagoville Road on the south side of the site with visitor parking and parent drop-off located on this side. Bus drop-off is positioned at the east corner of the site with convenient access from the gym and dining hall, where students may be waiting for bus arrival. Staff parking is located on the north side of the site. The positioning of these various parking and drop-off drives results in disbursement of all conflicting traffic circulation. The softball field, soccer/football field, and play court are located on the upper end of the site away from Seagoville Road. The building is divided into two levels and built in response to the natural topography, which rises eighteen feet from the lowest level at the street upwards diagonally to the eastern most corner of the site. The major exterior material is a terra cotta colored brick constructed with a simple pattern of projecting courses generating discrete, consistent shadow lines on the faรงade. The major entry at the south corner of the site features a bold form of shaded glass, matte white metal panels, sunscreens, a colonnade and extensive landscaping. The upper level windows facing west have been specially designed to permit views and natural light into the classrooms while mitigating the west sun by projecting the window out on a 60-degree angle with a solid panel blocking the direct west sun. These windows present a bold facade element facing Seagoville Road.


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LEED gold

Project Details Project Size 84,500 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / MEP Engineering / Programming

Houston Independent School District Cunningham Elementary School Houston, Texas A new school has replaced the original, 60-year-old Cunningham Elementary School, located at a busy intersection in a highly diverse community which includes upscale residences, low-income multifamily apartments, an energy research facility and industrial/warehouse buildings. The 84,500 square foot school, which has achieved LEED Gold certification, accommodates 750 students, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Maintaining the existing building, while erecting a new school, became an architectural opportunity outside of an operational obstacle. These constraints pushed the prospective site to the northern most area of the property which leverages the southern half of the site for a new park space. The mature trees maintain the street edge while buffering the student’s play area from the busy street. Designed as two adjacent wings, the brick-clad school provides views to green spaces. The building floor plan design divides the program into three distinct components: public or assembly spaces and non learning spaces; a classroom wing for Pre K –K and non-grade level spaces such as the Library; and a classroom wing for grades 1-2 on the first level and grades 3-5 on the upper level. This organization allows for age groups to be consolidated at grade levels while keeping louder assembly spaces separate from administration areas. The new school includes a new library, new science labs, anew computer lab and Smart Board technology in all classrooms.

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Trinity Episcopal School West Lake Hills, Texas

Project Details Project Size 80,000 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / Civil Engineering / MEP Engineering / Interior Architecture / Planning / Programming / Contract Administration

This K-8 school occupies a heavily wooded natural site in a densely developed commercial district near Austin. The master plan approach involves tightly clustering individual buildings around a well-defined central mall and plaza lined by two-story colonnades. This density of structures and walkways allow much of the beautiful site to remain a nature preserve. The master plan adds five two-story buildings (80,000 square feet total) to the existing one-story Lower School. These buildings include a grades 3-5 Middle School building, a grades 6-8 Upper School building, a multi-purpose Gymnasium building, a multi-purpose Dining Hall, and a Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The Chapel/Fine Arts Center is the focus of the pedestrian mall and anchors the central axis of the campus. The buildings are linked with accessible two-story colonnades. The colonnades provide shelter and architectural character to the building facades facing the mall. Strong stone piers define the outdoor urban space and a delicate, carefully detailed steel frame behind the stone columns keeps the arcade light and airy. The colonnade provides scale and architectural interest to the facades of the colorfully articulated stucco buildings. The Master Plan defines phased parking areas near the entrance of the campus. A portion of colonnade will line a drop-off zone at the northern edge of the building cluster and limit vehicular access into the campus to only special deliveries and emergency vehicles. Recreational areas including a regulation-sized athletic field, smaller play areas, and playgrounds are included in the master plan.


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Project Details Project Size 52,520 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / MEP Engineering

Greenhill School Marshall Family Performing Arts Center Addison, Texas Founded in 1950, Greenhill School is the leading independent, coeducational day school in the greater Dallas area serving 1,276 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Greenhill School provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that involves the integration of academic, artistic, athletic and social service in a positive and open atmosphere. The Greenhill Performing Arts program is comprised of band, choir, dance, strings and theatre. In Upper School, students continue to hone their artistic interests with advanced opportunities in all these classes as well as technical theater. Students have the opportunity to learn from some of the finest teachers and artists as they develop and enhance their artistic skills. By the time Fine Arts students are in Upper School, they are recognized not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but also nationally. Essentially, the students in the Greenhill Performing Arts program practice and perform at a college-level arts program. Graduates frequently pursue their artistic endeavors in college, and indeed many alums make the arts their life careers from Broadway to L.A. and everywhere in between. Currently, Page is working in association with Weiss/Manfredi on the new Greenhill School Performing Arts and Assembly Center. The PAAC includes a 600 seat Proscenium Theatre, 3,000-square-foot Studio Theatre (black box), Dance Rehearsal Studio and support facilities. Its strategic location provides a large Performance Courtyard for outdoor presentations while simultaneously serving as the focal terminus of the east side of the campus.


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LEED certified

Houston Independent School District North Forest High School Houston, Texas

Project Details Project Size 205,000 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / MEP Engineering / Planning / Sustainability / Construction Administration

In July 2013, Houston Independent School District assumed responsibility for all schools in the former North Forest Independent School District. The State of Texas provided funding for a new North Forest High School, to be located across Mesa Drive from the existing high school. Page was selected in October 2013 to design the new high school for 1,300 students, with future expansion to 1,500 students. The design process began with a two-day charrette that included administrators, teachers, students, and parents. The team agreed that the new high school should take advantage of the existing forested environment. The design should incorporate 21st century educational principles and use its integration with the forest, through siting and views, to encourage student-centered learning. Page’s design team, which includes expertise from DLR Group, meets with a small parent/ teacher/student group monthly to share progress and gain feedback on the evolving design. The design team meets monthly with the full Parent Teacher Organization of the existing high school. When completed, the high school will foster thematic learning through separate topical programs and career/technical programs in each of the SLCS. The campus will also include athletic practice fields. The goal of the project is to create a secure learning environment in which students are motivated through student-centered thematic education.


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Project Details Project Size 105,000 Square Feet Services Provided Architecture / MEP Engineering

Houston Independent School District High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Houston, Texas In November 2013, Houston Independent School District sold the existing Magnet High School specializing in Law Enforcement and the associated property. This new 21st century facility was designed for 750 students with future expansion to 900 students. The campus opened to students in August 2018. The design process began with a three-day master planning charrette that included administrators, teachers, students, and parents. The design incorporates 21st century educational principles and integrates with law enforcement agencies and programs. Page’s design team, which includes expertise from DLR Group, met with a small parent/ teacher/student group monthly to share progress and gain feedback on the evolving design. The design team met twice with the full Parent Teacher Organization of the existing high school. The District approved three course pathways; Legal Studies, Criminal Justice / Emergency Services, and Fire Technology. To meet the curriculum requirements, the high school ncludes specialty teaching spaces like a simulation court room for legal studies, a 9-1-1 call center classroom and a forensic sciences classroom with staged crime scenes. The heart of the school is the dining commons, which accommodates up to 1,000 students in a multi-use gathering and performance space.

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Creativity/ Curiosity Innovation Imagination Optimism Collaboration / Sharing Community Camaraderie Civility Commitment / Integrity Respect Giving Discipline

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