Catalyzing Opportunity

Point of View

We believe in the power of higher education and professional programs to open doors, transform lives, and enhance equity across communities.

From colleges and universities to community colleges to professional programs and trade schools, post-secondary education at any level can profoundly expand opportunities for students and greatly influence the lives of those around them. Students need facilities and programs that nurture their ability to achieve their best and support access to a variety of different paths to success.

Now more than ever, higher education administrators and educators need flexible facility solutions that support in-person, online, and experiential learning opportunities and yield the high-value experience and growth that students seek. We support this mission with design solutions that take every perspective into consideration to maximize resources, support rapid adaptation, leverage creative and sustainable options, and enable resilience for the future.

Meet Our Higher Education Market Leader

Associate Principal Sean Bollen, P.E. is our Education Market Leader. If you’re looking for a teaming partner for education opportunities and want to learn more about Wood Harbinger’s expertise, please reach out to Sean at 425.628.6051 or by email at

Specialty Services

  • Versatile HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Specialty air quality, exhaust, humidity, and temperature control systems
  • Shops utility systems and equipment (compressed air, electrical drops, paint booths, etc.)
  • Lab gas piping systems
  • Primary, standby, uninterruptable, and emergency power systems for 24/7 environments
  • Central utility generation and distribution systems
  • Smart classroom information and communication technology systems
  • Integrated communication and security systems such as clock/intercom/emergency alerting systems

Facility Types

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Community colleges
  • Professional technical institutes and programs, including allied health, automotive, culinary arts, dental, machining, maritime, and welding
  • Wet and dry science labs
  • Simulation environments
  • Central plants/campus energy generation and distribution systems
  • Classroom buildings
  • Student unions including cafes/cafeteria facilities
  • Administration services facilities
  • Recreation facilities including pools
  • Site and parking lot lighting systems
  • Performing arts facilities
  • Maintenance, warehouse, and distribution shops and facilities

Higher Education Projects

Central Power Station Upgrade: Chilled Water Plant
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Laura Angst Hall
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon

New Science Center (NSC)
Centralia College
Centralia, WA

Lynnwood High School Commissioning
Edmonds School District
Bothell, WA

TransAlta Commons
Centralia College
Centralia, WA

  • By the Numbers

    Over 20 new education project won each year, on average

    18% of Wood Harbinger’s work

    68% of Wood Harbinger’s LEED projects are in education