There is, at glaserworks, a dedicated core of individuals who design schools because we believe in the inherent nobility of these buildings and because they allow us to fulfill one of our highest purposes as architects: the use of the built environment for the betterment of society.
Schools, while deeply rewarding, can also be among the most challenging projects. They must be fiscally and environmentally responsible; protect the health and safety of students; and inspire young minds as they grow. Urban schools also have a civic responsibility to reinforce and improve the fabric of the city into which they are woven.
Schools are not the product of one person’s or even one entity’s needs and desires but result rather from the collaborative efforts of students, staff, owners, designers, neighbors and communities at large. glaserworks is experienced at reconciling the necessary and practical with the emotional, the concrete with the aspirational. We are adept at building consensus between the diverse and often conflicting groups with interests in a school’s design.