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California—gb&d published an article authored by Studio W Architects’ President & CEO, Brian Whitmore, AIA, LEED AP, highlighting the process of evaluating the option to modernize versus reconstruct K-12 school facilities. While there is not a “one size fits all” solution, it’s important to understand the influencing factors and how to arrive at innovative and contextual solutions that are appropriate and cost effective for the unique circumstances of each project.

Brian Whitmore cited in the article,

“There is more to providing architectural services to a client than just design. It is our brand promise to deliver services that go well beyond design.”

The article showcases three case studies from The Bayshore School, the Sowers Middle School Reconstruction and the Cañada College Instructional Center Building 13 Modernization, where we analyzed the benefits and potential disadvantages of modernizing the existing facilities or building new. With each project, Studio W Architects applied a well beyond design value added approach to work within the client’s budget and find additional funding, when necessary, to accomplish goals that benefitted the project, its stakeholders and the best interests of the client.

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