Educational design

Inspiration fosters learning. Designing inspiration into educational buildings is a G.A.V. & Associates specialty. Our educational projects range from interior spaces to entire schools to individual classrooms and libraries. With each project, we develop an in-depth understanding of students, instructor and administrative needs. Blending those needs with extraordinary design is the catalyst for designing a dynamic building. Throughout the process of planning and designing charter schools, private schools, daycare centers and multi-use facilities, G.A.V. & Associates implements strict adherence to budget, timetables and value engineering. Many factors, including rapidly changing educational technology, demand innovation and flexibility within rigid budget constraints. This is where G.A.V. & Associates teams up with your personnel to create the educational environment that children and young adults require to become highly educated members of a complex marketplace of employment and social demands.



Star International Academy

Dearborn Heights, Michigan (Phase I: 107,000 sf; Phase II: 12,300 sf)

Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic School

Warren, Michigan (Additional Phase I: 24,600 sf; Additional Phase II: 15,400 sf)



Proposed Wayne State University Building

Proposed Star International Academy

Westland, Michigan (70,000 sf)

Addition for Riverside Academy

Dearborn, Michigan (27,500 sf)

Star International Academy Pre-K / K-5 Building

Dearborn Heights, Michigan (36,000 sf)


Notre Dame Prep School

Pontiac, Michigan


Central Academy School

Ann Arbor, Michigan