Whether designing an elementary school or a University campus, schools face more challenges than ever before - attracting students, increasing rankings, and providing environments that enhance the educational experiences - all while maintaining status among the community. Encompass Architects has over 30 years of employee experience designing schools and we're aware of the issues you face. We provide services from campus master-planning to interior design and even website design. We're equipped to help you create an exceptional, culturally conscious educational environment on any scale.

Let us show you how we can enhance your educational community's character and value.

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Cove Day Elementary School

Red Valley, AZ

Encompass Architects was selected to provide full architectural design services for this replacement school project. The project will replace the existing Cove Day School in Red Valley, AZ. The old school was built in 1959 and served approximately 48 students from kindergarten through sixth-grade and had significant deficiencies regarding building code, life safety, and security systems;mechanical and electrical systems; building envelope and energy efficiency aspects; and educational program requirements including insufficient general and special instructional space.

The new 28,000 SF building is designed to serve a future student population of 100 students and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning units. Additionally, new program space includes accommodations for specialty programs such as special education; gifted and talented; physical education and athletics; media center, technology; support for science, art, music and other curriculums. This facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification status.


Red Cloud High School

Pine Ridge, SD

The Red Cloud Indian School teaches a unique alliance of Lakota and Christian tradition.  The challenge of this project was to create a new face for the school which reflected this balance, while respecting the character of the existing school campus.

The project included an 8,000 square foot addition and a 12,000 square foot classroom renovation.  The addition included the new entry and commons area, new Lakota Studies classrooms, and a completely renovated science department.  

We are continuing our work with Red Cloud through several projects including a Planning Study for the world renown Heritage Center; a new Wellness Center and a Master Planning Study of their complete building inventory including 2 school campuses.  


University of Nebraska - Lincoln Harper Schramm & Smith Interior Renovation

Lincoln, NE

This trio of 10-story towers underwent a major renovation and upgrades on an extremely sensitive time frame, limited only to the summer months. Encompass Architects worked on the Design/Build team with Ryan Construction and in collaboration with HGA Architects to bring a much needed sleek and modern feel to the University housing spaces.


Batesland Elementary School

Batesland, SD

This project, is an addition and renovation to an existing school in Batesland, South Dakota. The school served approximately 100 students from kindergarten through eighth-grade, and was in need of expansion in order to accommodate a growing number of new students. This project required great coordination between the Construction Manager, J. Scull Construction, and Encompass Architects in order to meet an expedited schedule to fulfill funding requirements.

The new 58,000 SF building and 35,000 SF renovation will serve a student population of approximately 300, and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning pods. The renovated space will also have a portion of the building dedicated to the community for future functions. 

Encompass Architects provided Educational Programming, Project Budget Services, full Architectural/Engineering Design Services, Construction Administration Services, specialty consulting, and specifications.