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  • World's Largest School
  • CEFPI Lifetime Achievement Award
  • SE Region
  • Special Needs Design Article

Welcome to Franklin Hill & Associates, LLC

Educational Futurist & Planner

Franklin Hill & Associates is a internationally recognized educational facility planning firm with locations in Washington, California, and Florida. FH&A consults to school districts, universities, architectural firms, and corporations on educational program delivery, functional design requirements, and facility programs to maximize learning performance and capital construction costs. Their services apply to new construction or remodeled buildings.

Franklin Hill, PhD was involved in 8 out of the nation's top 100 high schools identified in a US News and World Report article on education. Currently, he is planning the largest school for special needs students, now under design in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

An early futurist for educational change, Dr. Hill authored the best selling book Planning Tomorrows’ Schools Today for the National School Board Association in 1985 (NSBA). It was the first publication to address quickly changing educational trends and the impacts they had on K-12 facility design. Since then, Franklin Hill & Associates has planned and assisted in the design of over 300 facilities across North America and in 7 foreign countries.

Currently, FH&A is involved in several states conducting master plans, educational specifications, and architectural design review. Internationally, Dr. Hill is the lead consultant and futurist for the world’s largest educational facility for special need students in Kuwait City, totaling 6 million GSF on three different campuses. Hill also recently provided facility master planning services for corporate medical career training facilities in the Philippines.

FH&A also provides architectural plan reviews for educational adequacy and value engineering, which allows school districts or architectural professionals to benefit from a non-partisan plan review of school projects.

Our design reviews and Educational Specifications can improve functionality, simplify design, or reduce unnecessary cost for new or remodeled buildings. Such services typically save the school district at least 10 times the FH&A fee.

Summary of Services:

  • District Facility Master Planning
  • Individual School Master Planning
  • Educational Specifications
  • Future Trends & Community Involvement Workshops
  • Bond Referendum Marketing
  • Workshops on "Fear of Change"

Meet Our Planner

Dr. Hill is uniquely trained in educational curriculum as a teacher and administrator.  His architectural design qualifications prepared him to be a vice president for both an architectural and program management firm. This unique combination of training and experience allows FH&A a thorough understanding of curriculum and educational trends as a basis for flexible functional and effective architectural design.

Contact us at (425) 466-5754 to speak with FH&A staff.