Providing the appropriate environment to foster learning is essential for a successful educational facility. This is true for all levels of education. Davis & Floyd has extensive experience in new and restorative work in primary, secondary, technical college, and university environments.
A school design must incorporate the needs and guidelines of the school district or institution, including design and educational specifications as well as data for Information Technology. Davis & Floyd has always designed school projects utilizing the most current editions of the International Building Codes, NFPA, and state regulations and guidelines mandated by the Department of Education (Office of School Facilities), DHEC, and State Fire Marshal.
We fully understand the importance of sustainable design elements required in educational facilities, which are documented to improve the learning process and general well-being of students, faculty, and staff. Sustainable design elements include all aspects of building design and performance, such as water use reduction, energy performance, building and material reuse, recycled and regional materials, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. These principles are incorporated, while still maintaining a focus on cost and schedule, as critical factors to the design and construction of any educational facility.
High schools and technology schools have unique challenges and requirements to be met in their planning and design. Flexibility is essential to accommodate an evolving curriculum and ever-changing demand from the real world. Technology classes may include culinary arts, CADD design and drafting, landscaping and horticulture, spa science, auto body / mechanics, cosmetology / barber, and medical technologies, among many others. In addition, we understand the importance of designing educational facilities that can be easily maintained by staff.
Our professional team is experienced in providing architectural services for campuses that include studies, planning, programming, renovations, repairs, maintenance, historic building preservation, and construction. Our multi-disciplined team offers clients a wide range of professionals that will respond quickly and efficiently to issues that may arise. Davis & Floyd has extensive experience in managing Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDCs) for many South Carolina school districts, colleges, and universities.