Houston Architects have been helping schools and educational institutions to add and improve buildings for nearly three decades. During that time we’ve designed a wide range of structures, including libraries, classrooms, halls, administration blocks, staff rooms and special education facilities for disabled students.
New Zealand schools often have to put up with the limitations of too-small buildings that were designed for other times. With our assistance, classrooms and shared spaces can be re-made and expanded to maximise natural light and ventilation, enhance acoustic properties and support thought processes with stimulating colours.
Successful educational building projects require much more than a creative concept; they need good teamwork that supports effective communication between the school stakeholders and architectural designers. Listening and advice-giving has to happen on both sides to ensure an outcome that delivers superior functionality and beautiful form.