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Schools today are shifting from a one size fits all model to student-centered educational practices. We work with clients to understand this shift and the importance of balancing individual learning styles, advancing technologies, and the need for flexibility in the teaching environment. We have completed over 200 PK-12 projects nationwide including 400,000 sf new build schools to 1,000 sf feasibility studies. Through our experience working with public and private schools, we can provide our clients a big picture view of major trends in the market.

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood

  • Elementary Schools

  • Middle Schools

  • High Schools

  • Private Schools

  • Public Schools

  • Charter Schools



PK-12 education projects estimated


Carolinas' PK-12 education projects estimated


years of combined team experience


square feet of cost estimated in 2023

Select Experience

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Olympic Relief High School

Client/Architect: Little Diversified Architectural

Atlanta Public Schools

Charles R. Drew Charter School

Client/Architect: Perkins+Will

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

May Howard Elementary School Replacement

Client/Architect: Cogdell & Mendrala

Bulloch County School District

Mattie Lively Elementary School

Client/Architect: Martin Rule / Perkins + Will

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Hesse K-8 School Replacement

Client/Architect: Cogdell & Mendrala

Ron Clark Academy 

Client/Architect: Urban Studio

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Palacio Collaborative has consistently provided solid independent costing and cost management assistance starting with the earliest programming phases.

Jim Winer
Make3 Architecture

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We want to thank Tony for jumping on our cost estimates at such short notice.  Peter and I are both impressed with the quick response and the quality of the information he provided.

Susan Baker
Senior Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith

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Michael and his staff have the proper tools, attitude, and tenacity to help move projects forward even when budgetary challenges come into view.

David McBrayer
Principal, Dir. of Education Studio
Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc.

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