The Relationship Between Environment and Performance

Schools are communities filled with relationships – between students, teachers, art forms and academic subjects. Selser Schaefer Architects draws upon years of experience and evidence-based best practices to design environments that support these relationships — making sure nothing gets in the way of the connections that spark learning.

Such collaborative environments can be seen in our designs for diverse institutions that foster creative learning, including OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Student Excellence Center, the Oklahoma School for the Visual & Performing Arts (OKArts), Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA), and Broken Arrow Public Schools’ Childers Middle School and Freshman Academy Fine Arts Addition.

We’re also sensitive to the practical side of designing smart environments that make the best use of resources — like our masterplan for Bishop Kelley High School that is helping the school expand while maintaining its unique college-like campus.