Higher education architecture

Elevated environments for empowered students

Thriving campuses, thriving communities

The modern campus is a place where only one thing is constant: change. While your institution is always in motion, JLG helps you continuously adapt to opportunities to engage students, faculty, alumni, and administration. With fluctuations in costs, enrollment, academic, and athletic programs, flexibility has never been more valuable. JLG’s Higher Education studio maps the human journey, focusing on intuitive campus design that respects and anticipates capital, respects the environment, and supports lifelong learning and hands-on, career-ready graduates of all backgrounds and walks of life.

Areas of expertise

Classroom, simulation, and supporting spaces for preparing future-ready graduates.

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Field houses, gymnasiums, stadiums, arenas, and wellness centers for all student bodies.

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Utilities, steam plants, and long term-visioning that support campus capital, environmental, accessibility, and diversity, equality and inclusivity goals.

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Labs, classrooms, study areas, and libraries for medical, cyber, and other specialized sciences.

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Student unions, campus centers, housing, cafeterias and other spaces for creating community.

View Student Life Portfolio

James Galloway
Principal Higher Education Studio Director

Building an inspiring and inclusive campus community

Intelligent architecture doesn’t wait for change, it anticipates it. See how JLG brings thoughtful innovation in support of the future of academics, athletics, and workforce demand.

The latest in higher education architecture

You have your summa cum laude, we have our Higher Education studio. Meet the passionate people behind our award-winning education solutions, explore insight from our experts, and see creative campus environments in the news.

The City of Williston and Williams County says expanding healthcare access in the region is key to population growth. Williston State College’s latest project will…
In an effort to address the healthcare challenges in Williston and improve the region’s quality of life, Williston State College is embarking on a new…
Construction Cost: $84 million Area / Square Feet: 131,000 Occupancy Date: January 2023 With its dramatic hillside location and pavilion-like form, Martire Family Arena upends the typology of…
Hockey fans can expect to see a new look at 3M Arena at Mariucci this season. A seven-month long $14 million renovation wrapped up this…
As trends go, bigger equaled better in the 1980s. Think massive shoulder pads in power suits. Giant perms. Baggy parachute pants. That hankering for the…
The College of Engineering & Mines has big plans for the future, and Harrington Hall’s current renovations are kicking off the first phase of this pioneering effort…
Undergraduate and graduate students have frequented Merrifield Hall for nearly 100 years. Most recently, the historic building has been the home of departments such as Philosophy, Languages…

Design for Life

Modern campuses are complex environments that must equally serve students, athletes, faculty, alumni, administration, donors, and the surrounding community. With a Design for Life approach, our Higher Education studio transforms your challenges into measurable action that puts people before place. The strength of this approach is rooted in our commitment to student success, client service, community integration, and elevated design. Whether we’re analyzing future building needs and land, uniting your wellness center and athletic facility, right-sizing departments, redirecting circulation, or overhauling campus infrastructure, we Design for Life.

Renovation or New Construction?

Deciding between creative re-use of an existing building or new construction is not an architectural decision that happens in a vacuum. Building design is a problem-solving tool, and in order to be effective, it’s critical to understand all the problems that you are trying to solve. In fact, in many cases, the solution you end up with may not be the one that you’d initially identified.

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