Cordogan Clark Makes Great Environments
We listen carefully to each client, discovering those nuances on which great design work hinges. Learning these nuances allows us to inspire our clients with a realm of possibilities that our vast experience has taught us. We then transform thinking, spaces and organizations which take on new dimension and focus. Our focus is aimed at optimizing performance and experience through informed design. As a result, our designs provide environments for all ages that are tailored to achieving superior results for all.
We’ve completed over 5,000 projects resulting in successful learning environments for education, working, performing arts, sports and recreation, healthcare, and living spaces. Schools have been the epicenter of our 120-year history, but our future is about providing solutions across all markets based on our integrated expertise and design thinking. We have created an innovative service model that provides clients with a network of over 140 professionals. To accomplish this, Ittner aligned our resources with Cordogan Clark, making available an extensive network of professionals across all service categories including architecture, mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering, structural engineering, architectural based construction management advisor services, master planning, security, interiors, graphic design, campaign assistance and a host of other important expertise.
Years of Experience
Rehabilitation and Renovation
Sustainable / LEED Design
Phased Development Planning
Planning for Sustainability
Color and Material Selection
Furniture & Equipment Specification
Sustainable / LEED Design
Furniture Procurement Services
Furniture Installation Management
Sustainable / LEED Engineering Design
Renewable Energy Analysis
Construction Advisory Services
Design / Bid Construction
Design / Build Construction Delivery
Integrated Project Delivery
Guaranteed Maximum Price Delivery
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
Coordination and Procurement
Construction Logistics Analysis
Facilities Evaluations &
Project Scope Definition
Site Selection Assistance
Life-Cycle Cost Analyses
MEP System Capacity/Condition Assessments
Roofing Design and Evaluation
Waterproofing Design and Evaluation
Exterior Wall Design and Evaluation
Exterior Pavement Design & Evaluation
Wm. B. Ittner revolutionized school planning across the nation beginning in 1899. Through the decades, Ittner has pioneered innovations in planning and building design that led to the creation of today’s schools with design features that continue to be widely imitated. Early Ittner innovations included the inclusion of natural light, integrated ventilation, standardized plans and the Community School concept. That pioneering spirit continues as we seek continuous improvement and innovations to optimize performance and experience in our designs.
Integrated Ventilation that improved the health of learning environments. Chases were designed behind lockers in both corridors and locker rooms, pulling air through the school and out through chimneys. Today, building codes have progressed to ensure the proper amount of fresh air is introduced into schools.
Natural Light was maximized using large windows, skylights, and lightwells that were combined with monumental stairs introducing light into the center of the building. Today, the use of natural light has progressed into designing spaces using daylight harvesting.
Standardized Plans were developed that efficiently connected all the specialized spaces of the school into the desired culture for learning. These included the H-Plan, I-Plan, and the L-Plan.
The Community School Concept was developed using site planning concepts that made resources available to residents of the surrounding area. The school’s plan was zoned to allow for specialized areas to be available for after-hours use.