HSC’s Higher Education Expertise

Every project, large or small, has an impact on the institution’s staff and students, campus master plan, capital budget and, of course, its school calendar. Understanding the “WHY this project is necessary” is fundamental to infusing the delivery team (owners, department heads, designers, and constructors) with the importance of milestone schedules, clear communication, and prompt decision making. A client’s project may be to update a student living or learning environment, to help to grow student enrollment, or to build a new research facility to attract national grants. Or, possibly the goal may be to build a new multipurpose classroom attracting the highest caliber of professors. We know that bringing a renovated or new facility online, on time, is never an arbitrary decision.

Similar to working in the healthcare environment, potential facility shutdowns, excessive noise, adaptation to the users’ needs, people and material logistics, along with student and staff safety are all part of any project’s “master” execution plan. HSC’s experienced team focuses on the “what CAN happen” as keenly as on the “what NEEDS to happen.” We refine logistics, debate contingency plans, and secure buy-in at every step before the commencement of the construction process.

HSC’s Higher Education portfolio has a 30-year history of helping colleges, universities, and academic medical centers achieve their goals of providing the very best living and learning environments for their students, their staff, and their communities. Our classroom buildings, teaching labs, living and dining complexes, and sports facilities represent the next generation in campus life.

Academic Portfolio:

  • Bryn Mawr College Park Science Center

    The Park Science Center project is a 9,000sf addition and 17,000sf renovation. The scope of work includes a new entry plaza and a flexible learning area on the lower level with a modern

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  • Penn Evans Building Dental School

    The School of Dental Medicine is a historic building renovation requiring multiple phases over multiple floors while the building remains occupied. This two-part initiative involves

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  • Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Renovation

    The scope of work involves structural reinforcement of the Egyptian Gallery walls, HVAC upgrades, climate control, window replacement, loading dock reconfiguration, new elevators, and

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  • Widener University Freedom Hall

    Widener University's Freedom Hall, home to the communication studies and computer science programs, opened its doors in August 2013.  The 33,000sf building has a remarkable exterior

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  • University of Delaware Brown Lab

    The University of Delaware was experiencing issues with water infiltration into their magnet hall located in Brown Laboratory. Given the sensitive and high-value nature of the equipment,

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  • Widener University Founders Hall

    HSC Builders worked hand-in-hand with Widener as a design-build partner for the New Founders Hall academic building. HSC utilized 3-D and 4-D modeling to assist the university with

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