Master Planning

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01 Our Approach

Most school districts have already accomplished visioning of where they want to be with their programming. They need a team of experts with a variety of planning and design skills to help them plan for the improvements to their facilities inventory in a way that matches their vision with demographics, funding capacity and community values.

Fanning Howey’s experts include our in-house team of architects, landscape architects, interior designers and engineers (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/technology). We supplement this team with consultants including civil/structural engineering, transportation planning and estimating to provide a comprehensive approach to our client’s needs.

Master Planning Key Steps

  • Engage stakeholders to envision their future
  • Assess present inventory
  • Identify needed changes to satisfy program goals
  • Establish priorities and implementation phases
  • Review and update at regular intervals




03 Services & Capabilities
Fanning Howey provides school districts with a single source for all community engagement. Our thought leaders include architects, planners, former school administrators and communication professionals.

Our services encompass every step of the journey to success. After the campaign, our integrated design team turns vision into reality and helps schools keep their promises to the community.

Fanning Howey has teamed with Emmy Beeson of Partnerships for Authentic Leadership and Learning to provide additional services for our clients. This non-profit group consists of a team of educators who work with school districts to customize creative, inspiring, relationship-driven programming for students. They provide visioning services to staff and the community as needed.

They also provide support for the staff as the buildings are designed and completed to ensure their needs are met, and the staff is equipped to enhance the learning process. Partnerships are currently collaborating with Fanning Howey on work for seven school districts throughout the Midwest.

We are leaders in
  • Educational Visioning
  • Community Engagement
  • Building and Site Assessments