To maintain viability, universities must compete to recruit and retain the best students and faculty.

To draw students to the campus and entice them to stay, a university must provide dynamic, engaging and high-quality housing, student life, academic and athletic facilities.

Woolpert takes an all-inclusive, comprehensive approach to designing campus environments for higher education clients. We negotiate between multiple stakeholders and varied perspectives while integrating environmentally conscious, cost-effective and architecturally sound solutions to blend the historic and modern, physical and technological, aesthetic and fiscal.


Higher Education Facilities: Student Retention

Higher Education Facilities: Student Recruitment


We will take your project from conception to completion, working with you throughout the entire process, beginning with strategic master planning and concluding with inspired facility construction. From defining landmarks and linking facility redesigns to their origins to connecting the home and academic experiences, Woolpert’s higher education designs will help you attract—and retain—students better than ever before.

Woolpert meets a variety of higher education design needs:

  • Student Life
    • Housing
    • Student unions/wellness areas/recreation centers
    • Assessments
    • Analysis
  • Athletics
    • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
    • Track and field complexes
    • Baseball and softball fields
    • Soccer and field hockey fields
    • Fieldhouses
    • Locker rooms
    • Synthetic turf stadiums
    • Intramural complexes design
  • Planning
    • Master planning
    • Condition assessments
    • MEP assessments

  • Site Design
    • Roadway and parking infrastructure
    • Utility infrastructure
    • Stormwater management
    • Quadrangle design
    • Landscape architecture

  • Facility Design
    • Architecture
    • Engineering—HVAC/electrical renovations
    • Structural engineering