Education facilities including K-12, Colleges, and Universities require state-of-the-art, inviting, comfortable, and healthy spaces to facilitate the growth of young minds and to attract new students.  Whether rural, urban, public, or private, it’s imperative that architects work closely with the school’s key personnel to ensure the interior design features reflect the desires of the community. Yet collaborating with the engineering team is just as pivotal for project success. An engineer’s designs take an architect’s concepts into account and make them come to life in a practical sense. Engineers design utilitarian needs such as:

  • Streetscape and pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, curb ramps)
  • Traffic analysis, traffic studies, and signal design
  • Sewer testing and flow monitoring
  • Street, curb, gutter, bridge, road culvert design
  • Permitting, zoning, planning & building codes
  • Master site plans & concepts
  • Transportation planning
    • Bicycle trails
    • Bus access
    • Parking lots
  • Stormwater management & erosion control design
  • Lighting design for parking lots and athletic facilities

Additionally, TWM has incorporated special government, environmental, and security features into our newest designs including:

  • Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 21st Century Learning Environment concepts
  • Low Impact Development design features with planted bio-retention facilities & infiltration basins
  • Civil site design incorporated anti-terrorism features
  • Unique appurtenances including solar panels and windmills to power school electrical systems

Our structural and civil engineers are able to provide comprehensive Design-Build services for your K-12 or College/University projects. Visit our Design-Build page for more information.

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“Overall, SWIC is very satisfied with TWM’s work.  We have a positive, reliable working relationship with TWM.”

Bernie Ysursa, Vice President, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

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