HIGHER EDUCATION / Learning Centers

Holistic education.

Designed as wholly unified centers with education-focused amenities and learning spaces, live-learn centers extend campuses by offering a range of small to full-size classrooms, breakout rooms, maker studios, practice rooms, and faculty offices among student housing.

Cornish College of the Arts is a small, private liberal arts school dedicated to educating students in an environment that nurtures creativity and prepares them to become artists, citizens, and innovators. Located in the rapidly expanding South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, Cornish was in urgent need of housing for 300 students due to an expiring lease. Our team designed a 20-story high-rise that accommodates student housing, academics, and academic offices that was delivered on an aggressive, 28-month schedule—from conception to opening. Our team streamlined communication and worked closely with the owner, developer, and contractor to shorten timelines and lower costs. The LEED® Gold for Homes Mid-Rise is a new live/learn center that's become an icon for the campus.