Learning takes place in a variety of forms and settings, and we understand how these dynamic environments integrate technology, accommodate a wide range of learning styles, and provide broad flexibility in how instruction is delivered. We have a proven process that allows us to fully understand the diverse demands of learning environments and  how best to prepare today’s students to meet the needs of the future, both personally and professionally.

Designing learning environments that inspire is our passion. We’re helping corporate learning centers as well as K-12, universities, and alternative educators plan for growth with visionary campus planning, redeveloping aging facilities into modern learning environments, reducing operating costs through better engineering, and paving the way to the future with flexible, responsive, state-of-the-art facilities.

Whether your facility requires traditional or non-traditional design, or perhaps a blend of both, our experienced team can guide you to the perfect solution.

Student Dining
Gone are barracks-style cafeterias serving bland, starchy meals. Today’s college dining centers offer varied menus in attractive venues that emphasize choice, sustainability, and healthy eating. They’re helping students fend off the “Freshman 15.” They’re reducing waste to landfills by making it easier to recycle and compost than to discard. And they’re building community among students who gravitate to these busy centers.

We’ve designed dining spaces for universities and restaurateurs across the country. With licensing in 48 states and deep experience in a wide range of designs, including the largest non-military dining facility in the country, we’re helping universities reduce their carbon footprint, eliminate waste to landfill, maintain a healthier student population, and making it easier to attract and retain millennial students—all through better design.

Student Housing
From on-campus residence halls to developer-led cottage developments to urban high-rises, today’s college/university students have many options. Modern student living centers combine a better suite of personal space with amenities like lounges, clubhouses, coffee shops, indoor and outdoor fitness and recreation areas, and the like to provide a more robust and satisfying living experience. And that pays off for everyone—students and institutions alike—building student satisfaction, driving student achievement, and helping learning institutions attract and retain more students.

Our architecture and engineering professionals are licensed in 48 states and have designed more than 20,000 student housing beds both on-campus and off. We are committed to understanding the trends affecting the design and operations of student housing, including being members of professional organizations like ACUHO-i. Progressive AE’s dedication to combine strategic insight into objectives, zoning, planning, design, and financing allows us to provide solutions with creative insight into what makes a great living community for millennial students.