Services

In order for us to effectively serve the best interests of our clients, and authentically live by our core values, we offer a range of services that go well beyond those typically offered by architectural firms. Through our expertise in all stages of the planning, programming, design, construction and implementation process, we are able to assist our clients in achieving the best possible learning environments.

Services We Offer

We have a long history of performing Facility Assessments for both state funded Technical Assistance Program (TAP) grants and those independently commissioned by school districts. We are very familiar with the required forms and processes.

FACILITY ASSESSMENT

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K-12 education in Washington State. We help school districts access funding, tools, and resources offered by OSPI.

OSPI COORDINATION

We work with districts to develop a utilization plan for each school building that identifies room use, teaching spaces, and student capacity. Using that data we provide a capacity analysis for future projected growth by year.

CAPACITY ANALYSIS

Through interviews, listening sessions, and surveys, we evaluate existing school facilities to see how well they meet the current educational needs of the school community.

EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY ANALYSIS

We help districts develop plans and strategic goals that align facility needs to growth projections and educational delivery. We complete state-required forms that are needed to apply for possible grant or matching funds.

LONG-RANGE FACILITY PLANNING

We work with school districts to facilitate discussions with community members before, during, and after, bond measures are put on the ballot. This is a key component in ensuring trust in stewardship and support for new projects is maintained.

COMMUNITY VISIONING OUTREACH

We help Districts develop a clear picture of how bond dollars will be spent to improve their portfolio of facilities. This helps voters visualize the proposed measure and facilitates constructive dialogue.

DISTRICT MASTER PLANNING AND PRE-BOND PLANNING

We work with districts to compile, articulate, and record how they wish their facilities to support learning in accordance with their district standards, to the highest level possible. These generalized principles are then translated into reality at the project level.

EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating as we do in an active seismic zone, we undertake assessments in support of grants that can help leverage funding to implement corrective measures. We further team with structural engineers to design and implement seismic upgrades to buildings.

SEISMIC UPGRADES

We provide the full range of architectural and interior design services, working with our clients to develop bespoke solutions to unique challenges. Our documentation is highly regarded within the design and construction communities of Oregon and Washington.

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

We work with educators, landscape architects, and community stakeholders to develop engaging outdoor learning environments that facilitate student’s connection to, understanding of, and respect for nature.

OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

We work with the contractor throughout the construction process to enable the design to be realized to the expected standard of quality. We ensure that our designated CA has been part of the design team to provide continuity of knowledge.

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

Our design process is evidence-based. Evaluating the performance of the building from the student and educator perspective, after it has been occupied, enables us to gather more data and thereby continually improve.

POST-OCCUPANCY EVALUATION

InForm is IBI Group's asset management platform that offers a series of modules that help users track asset and financial information, manage maintenance events, issue work orders, plan and optimize space, and streamline day-to-day operations.

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Getting to school is the first step in learning. IBI Group works with schools to improve the effectiveness of bus transportation, implement advanced technology, and design safe and healthy routes to school from the surrounding neighborhoods.

TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS & PLANNING

We provide workshops for educators to help them understand design elements that can enhance teaching and learning. This is an interactive and fun process that allows teachers to explore the space before students occupy the building.

EDUCATIONAL COMMISSIONING