The Pre-K through Higher Education market offers robust challenges. Schools share a common purpose, yet their needs, funding, and processes can be profoundly different. Knowledge of a school’s design and construction standards, along with its infrastructure and administration are at the top of a project checklist. Different areas within a university – such as medical facilities, technical labs, or sports facilities – can add layers of complexity and required approvals.

Our Scope

Spalding DeDecker has a great report card working with K-12 schools and universities – notably the University of Michigan and Oakland University. We have done our homework. Efficient design and planning lead to better operations and reduced maintenance costs. Many local schools have Spalding DeDecker on their honor roll.

Core strengths in the Education Market:

  • Landscape Master Planning
  • Recreational and Park Planning
  • Pavement Management
  • ADA Compliance
  • Site Design for LEED Projects
  • Wetlands Delineation Mapping
  • Traffic Studies/Access Management
  • Site Selection Studies/Analysis
  • Site Due Diligence Studies
  • Project Engineering and Inspection
  • Water/Sanitary Sewer/Storm Sewer Design and Management
  • Streetscape and Urban Improvement Planning
  • Surveying

How does the outside of a school impact the quality of education inside?

First impressions matter. Designing a space that is both safe and sensory outside helps create the right mindset going inside. A calm, focused mind is open to learning.

Experience matters!

Check out our impressive list of education clients.

K-12 Schools and Districts

Academy of Warren
Allegan Public Schools
Allen Park Public Schools*
Almont Community Schools
Alpine Academy
Anchor Bay School District*
Ann Arbor Public Schools*
Archdiocese of Detroit
Armada Area Schools*
Avondale School District
Bedford Public Schools
Berkley School District*
Birmingham Public Schools*
Bloomfield Hills Schools*
Brandon School District*
Brown City Community Schools
Capac Community Schools
Center Line Public Schools*
Chippewa Valley Schools
City of Harper Woods District Schools
Clarkston Community Schools
Clawson Public Schools*
Cranbrook Schools
Crestwood School District*
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools
Davison Community Schools*
Dearborn Heights School District #7*
Dearborn Public Schools*
Detroit Country Day
Detroit Public Schools Community District*
Dryden Community Schools
East China Schools*
Eastpointe Community Schools*
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools
Farmington Public Schools
Father Gabriel Richard High School
Ferndale Public Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Flat Rock Community Schools*
Flint Community Schools*
Fowlerville Community Schools*
Fraser Public Schools*
Freeland Community School District
Garden City School District*
Genesee Intermediate School District*
Gibraltar School District*
Goodrich Area Schools*
Grand Blanc Community Schools*
Grand Rapids Public Schools*
Grosse Ile Township Schools *
Grosse Pointe Public School System*
Hamtramck Public Schools
Harbor Beach Community Schools
Harbor Springs Public Schools*
Harrison Community Schools*
Haslett Public Schools
Hazel Park School District
Holly Area Schools
Howell Public School District
Huron School District
Huron Valley Schools*
Imlay City Community Schools*
Jackson Public Schools
Kearsley Community Schools* 

Kenowa Hills Public Schools
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools*
Lake Orion Community Schools
Lake Shore Public Schools*
Lakeview Public Schools*
Lakeville Community Schools
Lansing Public Schools*
Lapeer Community Schools*
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Linden Community Schools*
Livonia Public Schools*
Marysville Public Schools
Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public
Memphis Community Schools
Midland Public Schools*
Mt. Clemens Community School District
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools*
Northville Public Schools*
Novi Community School District*
Oakland Schools (ISD)*
Oak Park Schools*
Oxford Community Schools*
Pennfield Schools*
Pinckney Community Schools
Pinconning Area School District
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools*
Plymouth Christian Academy
Port Huron Area School District
Redford Union Schools*
Richmond Community Schools
Riverview Community Schools
Rochester Community Schools
Romeo Community Schools*
Romulus Community Schools*
Roseville Community Schools
Saline Area Schools*
School District of Royal Oak*
Shrine High School
Southfield Public Schools*
Southgate Community Schools*
South Lake Schools*
South Lyon Community Schools*
South Redford Schools*
Spring Lake Public Schools*
Summit Academy Schools
Swartz Creek Community Schools*
Tecumseh Public Schools
Trenton Public Schools
Troy School District
Universal Academy
Utica Community Schools
Van Buren Public Schools*
Van Dyke Public Schools
Walled Lake Consolidated School District*
Warren Consolidated Schools*
Warren Woods Public Schools*
Waterford School District*
Wayne-Westland Community Schools*
West Bloomfield School District*
Western School District*
Woodhaven Brownstown School District

* Spalding DeDecker is currently working in these K-12 districts.

Higher Education

Baker College
Central Michigan University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Kettering University
Lake Superior State University
Lansing Community College
Macomb Community College
Michigan State University
Oakland Community College
Oakland University
Rochester College

Schoolcraft College
St. Clair Community College
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan
University of Toledo
Walsh College
Washtenaw Community College
Wayne State University