Higher Education

Today’s higher education environments must be both innovative and flexible to meet the growing demands of students, parents, and educators. Progressive AE has a long history of creating beautiful and functional higher education environments for traditional and non-traditional schools.

Designing higher education environments that inspire is our passion.

We’re helping educators of all types 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

On-campus dining facilities are changing rapidly and the gap between where they were, and what they’re becoming, continues to widen. Today’s students expect sustainable solutions, a multi-purpose social feel, healthy choices, wide selections, and expansive recycling capabilities.

With licensing in 48 states and the experience to match, 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: More than a place to live.

From on-campus residence halls to off-campus apartments, today’s students have more living choices than ever before. Modern student living centers combine personal space with amenities like lounges, clubhouses, coffee shops, fitness, and recreation spaces, to provide a more robust and satisfying living experience. With more than 50 years and 40,000 student housing beds in our portfolio, we’re here to help develop a plan that is both innovative and budget-conscious.

View the full learning portfolio.