At Narrate, our expertise in designing learning environments includes everything from early learning centers and primary schools to higher education facilities.

We are driven by a deep understanding that learning environments impact performance. We draw on decades of experience to design spaces where teachers and students feel safe, valued, and excited to give their best. Daylighting, indoor air quality, , security, severe weather safety, acoustics, spaces to gather and connect… we plan every detail to set the stage for success.

The fact is, we’re passionate about creating smarter learning environments because we, too, are learners. We continually improve and adapt our process and use today’s most advanced technology to achieve your budget and scheduling goals.

BA Freshman Academy

It’s said the best indicator of future performance is past behavior. So when the district made the decision to expand the Freshman Academy they returned to Narrate Design. Our firm completed a Fine Arts expansion in 2012 and the district […]

Unmanned Systems Research Institute

The design of this new facility, inspired by the creative and innovative nature of flight, is a place for research, design, development, and testing of cutting-edge unmanned aerial systems. The main entry, marked by the roof that cantilevers over the […]

OSU Student Success Center

Recruiting and retaining top-level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students is serious business at any university. To heighten the challenge, OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) lacked a dedicated facility to not only impress prospective students and […]

TCC Center for Creativity

When TCC asked for a highly collaborative learning environment and walkable urban experience for its downtown campus students, Narrate Design listened. We knew the building had to make a bold statement to capture the spirit of the creative individuals who […]

Highland Park Elementary

This new elementary school is designed as a great place to be — with doors that don’t close to students, families, and the community each day at 3:15. Highland Park Elementary’s principal sees the school as a learning tool in […]