HIGHER EDUCATION FEATURE PROJECTS

On 48 campuses, we have created transformational space to enhance learning, research, and living environments that honor institutional tradition and legacy. Once on campus, we engage with faculty, student, and community to make a positive impact. Often deemed with "learning laboratories," our sites frequently host tours and fit into curriculum to develop our future workforce. 

​DOUTHIT HILLS RESIDENCE HALL/MIXED USE
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The Douthit Hills community transforms close to 80 acres at the gateway to Clemson’s campus into a vibrant, mixed use, pedestrian-oriented environment. Clemson’s largest expansion development in the university's history, and one of the largest housing projects on the East Coast, spans 680,000 square feet and accommodates 1,700 beds. Two zones  housing are connected by a central hub building offering a visitor center, dining, retail, campus rec space, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Starbucks Coffee, and police substation.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

​MOSS ARTS CENTER​

Virginia Tech envisioned a one-of-a-kind, world class performance and art venue. The 65,000 square foot addition and 47,000 square-foot renovation includes a 1,260-seat performance hall, visual arts galleries, amphitheater, four-story experimental cube, newsroom, performance labs, community arts spaces., multiple studios,  classrooms and, control rooms - all in a highly efficient, LEED Gold envelope.  

VIRGINIA TECH

METROPLEX BUILDING​

Texas A&M University System’s new campus southwest of Fort Worth includes a multipurpose academic building and all associated infrastructure on an 80-acre parcel along the recently completed Chisholm Trail Parkway. The three-story, 76,000 square foot building includes general use classrooms, tiered classrooms, computer labs, teaching labs, departmental and faculty offices and support space, meeting rooms, study spaces and wellness/exercise accommodations.

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

CAMPUS LIFE CENTER​

The 114,000 square foot Student Center creates a campus magnet, a place to foster collaboration, reflection, building community, and shared experiences. Along with restoration of the historic Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC) façade, the Student Center provides a restaurant with a commercial kitchen, cafe, retail space, lounge areas, multipurpose assembly areas, business use space, and an outdoor plaza. Emory has incorporated sustainable features to target a very low Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for this project (less than 29).

EMORY UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

LABORATORY BUILDING

After completing a renovation for the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Holder returned to campus to build 92,000 square feet of new instructional and research laboratories in the Chemistry and Biological Sciences Building. This facility supports the increasingly complex and advanced undergraduate and graduate level laboratory sciences with 18 instructional labs, 18 research labs, and associated support space.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

HAYDEN LIBRARY

Holder completed an initial 25,000 square foot renovation in 2013 and have recently completed a reinvention including another 250,000 square feet of improvements to transform Hayden Library into a world-class showcase for modern learning.  Keeping parts of the library operational was paramount as was repairing and restoring many mid-century features of the 1966 facility. The renovation included interior renovations, audio-visual and information technology enhancement, and a new ground level, west entrance.