Beca’s work in the education market demonstrates our ability to utilise modern design and building technologies to deliver quality educational environments.
Modern learning institutions are rapidly changing to meet the challenges of delivering quality educational services to local communities as well as international students.
The evolution of information technology continues to influence pedagogies and curricula; making designing and delivering the schools of the future an increasingly specialised task.
In addition, a demand for safer, more sustainable facilities is also driving design. Schools are becoming social centres for local communities with a trend towards extending traditional schooling hours and making them available for wider community use; which increases the pressure on capital budgets and operational costs. In-built future flexibility is therefore critical to minimise future capital costs of expansion or change of use.
Beca's educational experience spans all types of educational facilities in the public and private sectors. Our long-standing relationships with many of our clients, some spanning 20 years, have given us a solid understanding of the complex issues educational institutions face. Our multi-disciplinary approach means we can provide creative, cost-effective outcomes that keep costs down while maintaining functionality and the flexibility to meet future requirements.
Drawing on a range of engineering, design and consultancy skills we can help our clients prepare feasibility reports, budgets and cost plans as well as environmental impact assessments to facilitate the preparation and application of resource consents.
Our experience goes beyond traditional teaching buildings to include theatres, laboratories, swimming pools, student accommodation, synthetic playing fields and indoor sports complexes.
Typical services we provide include planning, project management, architectural design and site master planning, urban design, building engineering and civil engineering. Beca also provides asset management, valuations, quality assurance programmes, document management and GIS site records.