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We fully embrace our responsibility to society by designing spaces that emphasize academic learning and social development.

The University of Florida in Gainesville, FL Photo by Seamus Payne
The Evolution of Campus

A New Normal for Higher Education

When the pandemic shuttered college campuses across the nation in spring 2020, we were immediately inspired to act. What initially began as a listening exercise has blossomed into a framework for our practice and a driving force for sweeping change across the industry. It’s a continuing research initiative, a narrative we are writing in collaboration with institutions across the country.

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Stuart Rothenberger

Global Higher Education Leader Senior Principal

Stuart Rothenberger

AIA, LEED AP
Global Higher Education Leader Senior Principal
Stu collaborates with design and planning experts to set the strategic direction and grow the firm’s higher education sector. He has served higher education clients almost exclusively throughout his career. As university campuses evolve, he is collaborating with design teams and clients to explore how space and design can positively elevate learning.

Premnath Sundharam

Applied Research Leader Senior Principal

Premnath Sundharam

AIA, WELL AP
Applied Research Leader Senior Principal
Prem is a recognized thought leader on sustainability and research informed design. He is a leader of our firm’s Research & Development studio. As Applied Research Leader, he drives innovation through our firm by collaborating with design teams to advance technical design and practice while leveraging data to evaluate the impact of design on users and the environment.

Linsey Graff

Campus Planner Senior Associate

Linsey Graff

Assoc. AIA
Campus Planner Senior Associate
Linsey is a campus planner who works with colleges and universities nation-wide to envision a physical campus environment that reflects the values and mission of each unique institution. She is experienced in developing whole campus plans, sustainability plans, and strategic visions for her clients. Her work in facilitating user groups, and campus and community engagement defines goals and objectives, prioritizes planning solutions, and encourages participatory decision-making.

April Herrmann

National Business Development Leader Principal

April Herrmann

National Business Development Leader Principal
April leads business development strategy for DLR Group’s Higher Education studio. She is active in the Downtown Denver Partnership; Society of Marketing Professional Services; US Green Building Commerce; Urban Land Institute; Colorado Parks and Recreation Design School Board; Colorado chapter of Association of Physical Plant Administrators; and Rocky Mountain Association of Physical Plant Administrators.

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