The Collaborative prides itself on design solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs and context. Rolling into their 50th year, with offices in Toledo, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan, the firm is led by seven principals who are hands-on in every project. Their 44-person team is broken down into functional focus areas, creating experts in the areas of design solutions and project delivery mechanics. In the past 25 years, a majority of The Collaborative’s work has been in higher education. They understand today’s trends and pressures, especially the focus on recruitment and retention. The Collaborative’s experience includes 80+ campuses and more than 650 major higher education projects. With this benchmarking knowledge, The Collaborative can provide guidance for translating strategic goals into physical parameters.