Higher Education

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Higher Education

Our team understands the complexities of working on higher education projects. Whether a renovation or new construction, we aim to minimize campus disruptions, keep students and staff safe, and phase construction with campus activities. Our goal is to integrate the project into the existing fabric of the campus rather than focusing only on a specific project site. This allows each project to complement the surrounding areas and preserve the strong heritage and traditions many campuses have developed. We focus on innovative and sustainable design solutions that provide practicality and long-term functionality.

Sustainable Energy Solutions

At Westwood, our site designers look to incorporate sustainable design elements within a campus site project and meet the client's needs. These elements may include shared parking agreements, designated EV parking spaces, implementation of solar panels, and integrated green space.

Landscape Environments

Campus landscapes embody an institution's rich history developed over time. Our in-house landscape architects understand this tradition and strive to create a sense of place for each building that fits seamlessly within the overall campus-built environment style. They create active and passive outdoor spaces using public art, science gardens, way-finding signs, conservation, and sustainability measures.

Infrastructure Resilience

As college campuses grow and infrastructure ages, public and private universities must consider resilient planning. Our engineers have diverse expertise allowing us to develop resilience programs and design principles, which may include but are not limited to water resources, water/wastewater, traffic, environmental, and landscape planning.

Higher Education Experience
UT Arlington Seir Building
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Arlington, TX
Client: Page
Scope: 230,000 SF, 4-story science, engineering, innovation, and research building

Collin College Technical Campus
Image of a three-story campus building used for classroom and lab space.

Allen, TX
Scope: 40,000 SF, 3-story four-building for classroom and lab space for up to 7,100 students

UT Arlington West Campus Phase I Residence Hall
Image of a multi-story campus residence hall.

Arlington, TX
Scope: 4-story, 534-bed, 140,550 SF residence hall with two pedestrian courtyards

UT Dallas Student Housing Living / Learning Center
Image of a single-story living and learning center.

Dallas, TX 
Scope: 260,000 SF, 5-story dormitory with dining hall, recreation center, outdoor activity area, and pond

UT Dallas Bioengineering & Science Building
Image of a single-story living and learning center.

Richardson, TX
Scope: 220,000 SF, LEED Silver research building

UNLV Harry Reid Research & Tech Campus
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Las Vegas, NV
Scope: 122-acre research and technology community

Core Expertise
  • Site Condition Assessments
  • Master Planning
  • Bid and Construction Administration
  • Site Optimization
  • Site Plan Development
  • Traffic and Queuing Analysis
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Parking Analysis & Design
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Site Paving
  • Site Feasibility
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Roadways
  • Parking Lots
  • Utilities and Infrastructure
  • Erosion Control and SWPPP
  • Hydraulics & Hydrology
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
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