Education — Studio

Our Education Studio specializes in the design of education projects, including both learning space design and campus planning. With a deep understanding of current trends in these areas, including technology, they are able to create environments that are conducive to all types of learning. From the early programming phase all the way through construction, the team expertly guides institutions through the design process to create innovative, effective places for learning. Known for their ability to put institutional goals first and help clients realize their vision, the team is often engaged for multiple projects. Passionate about ensuring success for every student, our designers are dedicated to creating inspiring and functional educational environments that support the success of students and faculty.

Chris Andersen

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Jeremy Roehr

Associate Principal + Studio Director

John Shiver

Associate Principal + Director of Education Practice

Kipp Schecht

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Our Work

Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.


Read the latest news about our work and learn more about our firm culture

It’s the People Who Make the Place / John Shiver

As Director of Education Practice, Mr. Shiver is passionate about creating memorable places that inspire learning. His 30 years of experience have been solely focused on the education sector for K-12 and higher education projects and clients.

St. Monica Catholic School Renovation

GFF was hired to develop a comprehensive campus master plan accommodating the needs of both the church and the 900 student Pre-K to 8th grade school.

Construction at SMU’s Cox School of Business is Underway

The project will fully reconfigure and renovate the existing three buildings, constructing an additional 65,000 SF while increasing the buildings’ overall efficiency.


Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.