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Designing innovative, high-performing educational facilities with HED Design

Mary Ruppenthal is a registered architect and an Associate Principal at HED, one of the oldest and largest architecture and engineering firms in the country, with 400+ employees and annual revenues above $100M.

They serve clients nationwide in a broad range of market sectors, including Healthcare, Higher Education, Mission Critical, Housing and Mixed-Use, Pre-K 12, Science, Manufacturing and Product Development, Workplace, Community, and Government.

With nearly 30 years of experience in public and private sector educational, civic, and cultural design, Mary oversees Pre K-12 and community education projects at HED and is a regular speaker at trade and industry events on the best practices of flexible and adaptive learning environments for tomorrow’s pedagogical needs and the needs of tomorrow’s workforce and incorporating wellness into educational space design.

She has devoted her career to collaborating with school districts in the design of innovative, high-performing educational facilities that enhance the user experience, maximize efficiency, and help shape the future for students of all ages.


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