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APPROACH

SERVING INSTITUTIONS
For forty years Mark B. Thompson Associates LLC has been broadly recognized for its extensive work supporting educational and non-profit institutions with successful architecture and planning. Through our collaborative approach we have assisted institutions in planning for growth and change and for integrating new architecture with existing fabric. The result has been highly functional campuses and buildings that are ecologically sound and distinguished by their beauty and sense of community. From its beginning MBTA has served the diverse and special needs of institutions as they work to enhance their campuses, curricula and competitiveness

WITH EFFECTIVE PLANNING
MBTA has created dozens of Master Plans for a broad range of educational and non-profit institutions. Our planning work is founded on the premise that in the present environment of constant change, tight budgets and increased competition, success is greatly increased when an institution employs site and facilities planning as both a development vehicle and a management tool for the enhancement of the institution and its community.

SUSTAINABILITY
MBTA approaches the design of habitable structures and natural landscapes as a critical responsibility. We view each new commission as an opportunity to positively affect the relationships we create between members of a community and their built and natural environments; this is consistent with the firm’s goal of making more healthful institutions and communities. To create enduring, low maintenance structures, MBTA’s designs incorporate high-quality materials, time-tested construction assemblies and thoughtfully conceived durable mechanical and electrical building systems. To provide a comfortable and healthy environment for the occupants, MBTA’s designs feature natural light, energy efficient systems and environmental comfort. These design strategies build endowment into the initial construction, reducing long-term facilities costs and enhancing use for generations to come.

AND ENDURING ARCHITECTURE
As architects for institutions in traditional and historic communities, MBTA takes the approach that as new architecture is required, that architecture should complement existing themes and fabric and reinforce the sense an institution has of itself.


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