Blue Springs Career Innovation Center

Blue Springs Career Innovation Center Posted on May 20, 2024 By Hollis + Miller Architects Previously operating in a building originally constructed in 1954, the Blue Springs Career Innovation Center determined a need for updated program space to house its career technical education courses. The building had been adapted to fit several needs over the […]

Designing Schools for Everyone Benefits All

Designing Schools for Everyone Benefits All Posted on February 12, 2024 By Hollis + Miller Architects design for everyone: We can learn so much from special education learning environments—recognizing the considerations and design elements strategically developed to support special education students can bring similar benefits to the general student population. This idea coincides with a […]

Vista Ridge High School: Co-Creating Career Tech Education Space

Vista Ridge High School: Co-Creating Career Tech Education Space Posted on September 29, 2023 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: As the fastest growing school district in Colorado, District 49 serves more than 25,000 students in both urban and rural areas in the front range region of Colorado. In November 2022, the district was notified it would receive […]

Metropolitan Community College: Advanced Technical Skills Institute

Metropolitan Community College: Advanced Technical Skills Institute Posted on June 20, 2022 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: Metropolitan Community College (MCC) offers a number of career and technical education programs across its five campus locations in the Kansas City metro area. Identifying an opportunity to create stronger program synergies and increase visibility and accessibility […]

Herndon Institute of Culinary Arts

Herndon Institute of Culinary Arts Posted on June 15, 2021 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: Following a first-place finish in the National ProStart Invitational Culinary Arts Competition, Raytown Quality Schools continued to see a growing interest in its culinary program offered through the Herndon Career Center, and with that growth came the need for expansion. The program, once limited to […]

Colorado SKIES Academy

Colorado SKIES Academy Posted on April 7, 2021 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: Colorado SKIES Academy, which serves sixth through eighth graders, isn’t a typical middle school. A partnership between the Cherry Creek School District and the Wings Over the Rockies aviation museum, the school is located on the grounds of Centennial Airport, one […]

Soaring Heights Elementary

Soaring Heights Elementary Posted on February 18, 2021 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: The catastrophic EF5 tornado that ravaged the Joplin, Missouri, area in 2011 tore a nearly mile-wide swath of destruction through neighborhoods and businesses, killing 158 people and injuring more than 1,100. Throughout the city, five schools were also destroyed, and four […]

Carl B. Bruce Middle School Environmental Graphics

Carl B. Bruce Middle School Environmental Graphics Posted on January 7, 2021 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: As part of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, the former Northwest Middle School dated back to 1924 and was in need of replacement. The district made the decision to replace the aging school in the same […]

Outdoor Learning Environment at Sunflower Elementary School

Outdoor Learning Environment at Sunflower Elementary School Posted on July 13, 2020 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: In 2016, the Shawnee Mission School District in Johnson County, Kansas, embarked on a process to set sustainability goals for the district. Starting with a youth summit, the students voted on the focus areas for the coming […]

Grain Valley Schools – District-Wide Facilities Master Plan

Grain Valley Schools – District-Wide Facilities Master Plan Posted on July 10, 2020 By Hollis + Miller Architects Situation: Covering 40 square miles across eastern Jackson County, Missouri, Grain Valley Schools has been steadily growing over the last two decades and has doubled its enrollment since 2003. The district recognized the need for a comprehensive […]