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In an era of mounting expectations and demands, Tetra Tech empowers clients to craft inspiring, adaptable, and sustainable learning spaces.

Ways of learning are evolving faster than ever before. We’ve brought our expertise to some of the most innovative education building projects around the world, forging strong relationships along the way. With a practical, long-term approach, we address each client’s challenges while remaining dedicated to energy-efficient and reduced-carbon solutions.

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Sustainable Education Design

Decades of research have consistently demonstrated that integrating green design and sustainable technologies into educational facilities yields financial, environmental, and social benefits.

With extensive experience in delivering education projects, our team comprehends the art of creating high-quality indoor environments that facilitate exceptional outcomes for students and educators alike.

  • Healthy, comfortable, and productive learning environments have been found to improve student learning by as much as 25 percent
  • High-performance education buildings reduce illness and absenteeism in both students and staff
  • Good design has been found to have a significant impact on teacher retention

We facilitate substantial financial savings for our clients by addressing building operations issues – from lowering energy and emissions to water conservation, waste management, and noise reduction. We identify and capture operational efficiencies so that educational institutions can save on energy and water costs—leaving greater capital expenditure for the educational outcomes that really matter.

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Tertiary Education

Our university clients around the world value our collaborative, local approach to building services design. Our team taps into the best of global thinking in tertiary education to deliver projects that harness the potential of every student, help attract research funding, and balance human-centric and planet-conscious design.

Additionally, our expertise empowers our university clients to see beyond their current projects, embracing a holistic view of their entire asset portfolio. This enables them to formulate and execute decarbonization solutions that position them as the preferred choice for students and research partners.

Our leadership in digital engineering, including smart buildings and audio-visual design, also supports our clients in creating fully immersive learning experiences for their students. This extends to both on- and off-campus scenarios, helping them to connect with student cohorts beyond their physical footprint.

Our design team in Australia is the audio-visual designer of choice for Monash University, which ranks among the top 50 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings. With the design support of Tetra Tech, Monash University has ventured into reshaping general learning and teaching spaces, departing from traditional teaching methods to foster active learning, group collaboration, and problem-solving.

This innovative approach was implemented at the University’s Caulfield campus in Melbourne, where the next iteration of “Teaching in the Round” was developed. The large, flat-floor learning and teaching space provides an active and mobile learning environment, featuring an unobstructed student sightline from anywhere in the room. It boasts writeable surfaces on walls and tabletops, equipped with capture and broadcasting capabilities, as well as mobile collaboration devices for student group work.

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Primary and Secondary Education

Our dedication to designing efficient environments creates focused learning spaces for both young learners and their educators. We focus on flexible solutions to ensure developments align with the challenges of this dynamic sector, including the evolving curriculum and environmental commitments.

We deliver high-end consulting and engineering design for the most challenging building projects around the world. View our services.

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