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K-12 Education

We design the sort of schools we’d like to send our own kids to.

Darden Architects has provided comprehensive Architectural, Planning and Interior Design services to K-12 District clients throughout California for over 55 years. We embrace a collaborative design style, and maintain the highest standards for quality control. We want our schools to be sustainable, safe and well suited to the District’s needs.

Other Projects

Delano Educational Complex

Delano Unified School District

Insights

The Education Center Concept

Darden Architects is on the forefront of educational facility design and master planning innovations. Our firm is especially known for our “Educational Center” master plan concept, which we conceived in the early 1990s to provide school districts with an effective, economical solution to the need for new schools to house a continually growing student population. The “Educational Center” incorporates multiple school campuses (elementary, intermediate, high schools, and/or community college) on a single site. The schools within the center work collaboratively to provide effective programs while minimizing duplication of services. The center also cultivates the use of cross-age and peer group tutoring, as well as other contemporary learning and teaching methods.

Services

Architectural Design

Darden Architects is committed to thoughtful planning and design excellence with a focus on quality detailing and timeless architecture.

Construction Cost Estimating

Our in-house construction cost estimating team works to keep projects on budget from day one, and has helped Darden Architects maintain an excellent track record of successful projects.

Interior Design

Darden Architects’ Interior Design studio works closely with our architectural teams to help create spaces that are both functional and attractive.

Safety by Design

Safety in design is an important consideration to our process; each project balances the importance of being attractive with the necessity of safety and security of the end user.

Educational Planning & Programming

Darden Architects is active in educational planning and programming throughout California, and remains up-to-date in our understanding of the modern learning environment.

State Agency Liaison

Darden Architects serves as a knowledgeable advocate for the District client in communication with the State Agencies having jurisdiction.

Architectural Design
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Darden Architects is committed to thoughtful planning and design excellence with a focus on quality detailing and timeless architecture.

Construction Cost Estimating
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Our in-house construction cost estimating team works to keep projects on budget from day one, and has helped Darden Architects maintain an excellent track record of successful projects.

Interior Design
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Darden Architects’ Interior Design studio works closely with our architectural teams to help create spaces that are both functional and attractive.

Safety by Design
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Safety in design is an important consideration to our process; each project balances the importance of being attractive with the necessity of safety and security of the end user.

Educational Planning & Programming
+

Darden Architects is active in educational planning and programming throughout California, and remains up-to-date in our understanding of the modern learning environment.

State Agency Liaison
+

Darden Architects serves as a knowledgeable advocate for the District client in communication with the State Agencies having jurisdiction.

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