K-12 Education

We are architects, planners, interior designers and multi-discipline engineers who are passionate about education and the impact that space and architecture have on people – how we live, how we work, how we play, how we learn. The work of our LWPB K-12 Education Design Studio spans from small spaces to large campuses, from early childhood to high school and vocational centers, and from academic, to long range facility planning, to athletic, to recreational spaces. Teamwork, stewardship and a keen understanding of teaching and learning spaces are hallmarks of our partnerships with schools. In December of 2021, LWPB joined LDG as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Together, we provide full-service architecture and engineering services to help create forward-thinking education spaces for schools.

K-12 Education Services

Alternative Delivery

LDG’s staff has in-depth knowledge and experience with a wide variety of alternative project delivery methods including design-build, adapt-build, integrated project design, and public-private partnerships (P3). Our experience with diverse project delivery methods affords LDG the flexibility to employ the best solution to maximize project quality and client value.

Architecture & Interior Design

The architectural and interior design considerations for buildings for education market include achieving a balance between the building’s function and cost in order to ensure that the maximum value is received. Consideration for historic neighborhoods and buildings afford an opportunity to provide context sensitive designs that combine the old with the new. Our approach to architecture and interior design is focused on delivering projects that are technically and visually innovative, sustainable, efficient, unique and exciting – and that clients are proud to have in their community.

Civil Engineering

The civil engineering associated with the education market is a core strength at LDG. Our expertise ranges from balancing the site in order to decrease the site preparation costs, to providing for the safe flow of traffic and pedestrians when the project is complete, to ensuring the final site conditions simultaneously accommodate everything from stormwater management and utilities to the parking requirements, permits, and occupancy considerations. Our expert staff have honed the skills required to successfully navigate the myriad of tasks associated with civil engineering projects in the education market.

Construction Services

LDG’s cadre of certified construction services staff is dedicated to representing your interests at the construction site. Through a variety of services such as materials testing, schedule coordination, change order management, project documentation, ensuring the work is being performed according to the plans, applicable codes, and specifications, and verifying invoices for payment, we help to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.

Geotechnical Engineering

Larson Design Group offers a complete range of geotechnical services for energy projects including site exploration, foundation design for well pads, pump stations, compressor stations, wind or solar farms, roadway layout, and much more. geotechnical staff begins work on each project during the concept stage, and their involvement continues through the design phase into project construction. This unique approach to geotechnical engineering ensures our staff is intimately familiar with a project, which helps us deliver right-sized and cost-effective solutions.

M/E/P Engineering

Our engineers take an exceedingly thorough approach to evaluating the unique MEP requirements associated with each project. From evaluating the energy efficiency of public buildings to providing electrical service supporting current and future operations and providing the appropriate level of life safety and fire protection: Our goal is to design systems that are engineered within the context of the project. Our LEED® certified professionals evaluate the life cycle cost analysis in order to minimize operating expenses and energy needs, increase efficiency, and consider the long-term value for each project.


The key to successful planning in the education market is understanding how a particular building or facility helps the client meet their overall education mission. Our landscape architects, environmental specialists, engineers, and designers support everything from conceptual sketches to full master plans and design guidelines. We are accustomed to helping clients understand construction costs or justifying millage adjustments. We have even supported filing the required paperwork to obtain project grants and/or matching funds.

Structural Engineering

LDG’s structural engineers understand the specialized engineering that supports energy initiatives and work toward an optimal balance between technical function and economic impact. We review and consider all of a project’s structural requirements as well as the project requirements for the other engineering disciplines and use that input to develop our structural engineering approach. Whether designing collector buildings, structural foundations for wind turbines, or supporting solar panel installations LDG has the expertise to support the design of new structures as well as the rehabilitation and analysis of existing structures.

Specialized Experience

Early Childhood Centers
Elementary Schools
High Schools
Higher Ed
Athletic Facilities - sports fields, tracks, grandstands, gymnasiums, indoor training, natatoriums
District Administration Buildings
Long-range Facility Plans - 5-year and 10-year plans
Honors & Awards

We are honored that our Capps Middle School project (Putnam City Schools) was awarded the William W. Caudill Citation as the TOP Pre K-12 entry in the 2021 American School & University Architectural Portfolio – the premier showcase celebrating the best in education design as well as the 2022 AIACOC Award.

LWPB has received 18 recognitions since 2010 for design of education facilities.

Transforming Learning Environments
Cache Bond Issue
Oakdale Playground
Jones High School
News & Insights
News & Insights
Larson Design Group Expands in Oklahoma with Opening of LWPB Subsidiary Office in Tulsa
Capps Middle School Named MacConnell Award Finalist
Larson Design Group Announces Addition of LWPB as New Subsidiary to Expand Firm’s Architecture and Federal Expertise

Larson Design Group (LDG), a national architecture, engineering and professional consulting firm, has opened an office in Tulsa, Okla.

Larson Design Group (LDG) is honored to announce that subsidiary LWPB’s stand-out Capps Middle School project was named one of four nationwide finalists for the prestigious James D.

By Joining Forces with Oklahoma-based LWPB Inc.