Higher Education

At Stelic, we understand the fundamental role that higher education facilities play in shaping the future of our society and are committed to delivering campus environments that meet the highest standards of learning, innovation, and sustainability. Whether you’re building a new state-of-the-art academic complex, renovating an existing research laboratory, or developing a mixed-use student life center, our team has a proven track record of delivering higher education projects of various scales, from small-scale classroom renovations to large-scale, multi-phase campus expansions that transform the educational experience.

We Understand Higher Education


Understanding of the intricate network of regulations and standards governing higher education construction projects, including the International Building Code (IBC), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 (Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings), ensuring strict compliance and occupant safety.


Knowledgeable in innovative and inspiring learning environments that promote academic excellence, collaboration, and student success, utilizing advanced space planning tools, such as ONUMA System and Sefaira, and educational best practices to validate spatial relationships, technological integration, and flexibility.


Experience navigating the complex permitting and approval processes associated with higher education projects, including campus master planning, environmental impact assessments, and coordination with state higher education authorities and accreditation bodies.


Insight in design practices, such as net-zero energy design, green roofs, and stormwater management systems, to create higher education facilities that are environmentally responsible, cost-effective, and compliant with the AASHE STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) and the ACUPCC (American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment).


Experience in a wide range of higher education facilities, including academic buildings, research laboratories, student housing, athletic facilities, and campus centers, each adhering to specific programmatic, technical, and sustainability requirements, such as the NFPA 45 (Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals) and the WELL Building Standard.


Develop phased construction plans and temporary facilities that minimize disruption to ongoing campus operations, utilizing fast-track construction methods and collaborating closely with university stakeholders to ensure the continuity of critical academic and student life functions throughout the construction process.


Understanding of higher education construction that prioritizes flexibility and adaptability, incorporating modular design principles, reconfigurable spaces, and expandable infrastructure.


Track record of delivering higher education projects that meet the highest standards of quality, performance, and sustainability, with a rigorous quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) process that includes constructability reviews, commissioning, and compliance audits to ensure adherence to all relevant codes, standards, and industry best practices, such as the APPA (Leadership in Educational Facilities) Operational Guidelines and the SCUP (Society for College and University Planning) Planning Principles.


Experience managing the complex coordination and logistical challenges associated with higher education construction, utilizing project management tools, such as e-Builder and Autodesk BIM 360, and lean construction principles to optimize resource allocation, minimize waste, and ensure the seamless integration of specialized educational systems, such as audiovisual systems, learning management systems (LMS), and research equipment.


We work closely with our higher education clients to develop that align with their unique educational missions, strategic plans, and financial constraints, employing life cycle cost analysis, post-occupancy evaluations, and continuous improvement methodologies to optimize the long-term performance, effectiveness, and adaptability of each campus facility, while ensuring strict adherence to quality, safety, and accessibility standards.