Research + Benchmarking

  • Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

    Presenting the opportunity for shared learning experiences

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  • GVSU - Mary Idema Pew Library

    A library that flexes to the needs of the students

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  • Richard J. Lee Elementary

    The first net-zero elementary school in Texas

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Research that educates our design

Design is an industry of constant change and evolution. To be truly successful, you must continually learn. This is the simple idea behind our Research + Benchmarking (R+B) program.

Our designers, planners, engineers, and team members are constantly striving to stay ahead of the curve and provide clients with the most innovative solutions. The Research + Benchmarking (R+B) program helps us do that by providing an internal framework that allows our team to investigate areas where we see opportunity to increase our collective knowledge, study a trend, evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of our designs, and share what we learn with our partners across the globe.  We’re proud that our designs are supported by real research and actual practice, and are committed to continually learning and enhancing the services and expertise we offer to our clients and communities.


Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 2

In Part 2 of our series, we share the process of designing a new or transforming an old library – the stakeholders, the considerations, and how to set up an institution for success today and for the future.

Pairing innovation and research with a clear purpose to create meaningful change.
Top 10
Global Design Firm
Hours dedicated annual to the R + B practice
Active R + B programs

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