The opening of a new school is an exciting time. Seeing reactions from students and educators the first time they walk through the door and watching as community members celebrate their investment in education fuels my passion for designing K-12 education environments that inspire students to excel. I’m honored to spend my days designing mechanical system solutions that cater to the everyday needs of young learners as they prepare for life after graduation.
One of my most recent and memorable projects is Salem Woods Elementary School in Monroe, Washington. This project is a prime example of how DLR Group’s integrated design team challenged the status quo and collectively arrived at a solution that enhances the educational environment, optimizes occupant comfort, and reduces energy consumption.