How can a campus environment fuel student success? We partner with you to blend heritage with cutting-edge educational design. Finding the “wow” moments while building on the context of your campus fabric. Our team brings together decades of experience and data-driven insights to transform higher education spaces. With 80% of our business from repeat clients, we take pride in being a trusted extension of your team, focused on realizing your unique mission and goals.

Higher Education Studio Contacts

  • Sarah Hempstead Chief Executive Officer | Principal
  • Sara Richey Client Liaison | Associate
  • Nick Holmes Client Liaison
  • Kathryn Giles Business Development Representative
  • Drew Morgan Business Development Representative
  • Cori Korn Business Development Representative
  • “Thanks for your amazing hard work on this project. You’ve been efficient, diligent, creative, and have taken the best care of your IU customer.”

    Michele Bucklin University Interior Designer, Indiana University
  • “The Evans Center is a transformational project for Marian—not only because of COM, but also because of the ‘tone’ that it sets for all of our future facility improvement and new construction. The bar is set to really create spaces we can all be proud of—both inside and out—for a long time. Your understanding of who we are and who we want to be, along with your professionalism, experience, and expertise, were invaluable to this project.”

    Dr. Tom Enneking Provost, Marian University
  • “From a design standpoint, it couldn’t have been better. From my perspective, it was awesome to work with someone who knew what we wanted to accomplish.”

    Dr. Russell Kershaw Dean of the Byrum School of Business, Marian University
  • “The building was old and originally built for a different purpose, however, the team worked creatively with flexibility and grace. We are grateful to them for being such a valuable project partner, we are thrilled with our building, and we highly recommend working with them.”

    Carline Heine Chief Advancement Officer, Spalding University
  • “To think there was that much highly useable and beautiful space on campus but so poorly and dismally used for so long, is salutatory indeed. But you have created quite the masterpiece, and it will serve the university superbly for many years to come as the center of its efforts to display, research, study and preserve all of its matchless collections.”

    Michael McRobbie President, Indiana University
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