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Gerard Consulting Group
Facility Planning

Facility planning at Gerard Consulting Group is based on the uniqueness of each school district. We believe in blending tried and true principles of facility planning with the educational needs and priorities of the school district and its community.

Consultation in our practice involves pre-planning and organization, building commitment with district stakeholders, structured and efficient work processes, and regular monitoring and assessment. We seek out and build on the capabilities and talents of the people in your schools and community. Our work is based on best practice and research.

Through our detailed planning process you get the greatest opportunity for top value from every dollar spent on educational facilities.

We Encourage Creative Thinking
We Think Strategically

The Results...

Our work with various organizations' facility planning efforts leads to the creation of:

  • Vision
  • Written Plans and Specifications
  • Profile of Facility Needs
  • Benefit Analysis
  • Community Support
  • Staff Support
  • Facility Within Budget

The four keys to successful facility planning focus on:

Build Commitment By...

  • involving stakeholders
  • a structured planning process
  • clear decision making
  • building consensus

Create a Vision By...

  • teaching and learning
  • instructional design
  • research/best practice
  • cost effectiveness

Define Function By...

  • teaching and learning activities
  • community utilization
  • technology utilization
  • effective management
  • building consensus

Design Spaced By...

  • spaces that fit budget
  • use of spaces
  • flexible spaces
  • relationship of spaces
In This Section

Services Overview

Team Building

Organizational Culture

Strategic Planning

Employee Renewal

Facility Planning

Client Testamonials

"After two failed bond issue attempts and much controversy, Gerard Consulting Group helped the district bring a very diverse group to the table. This group, including several leaders of the opposition, developed a consensus plan that resulted in more than a 2 to 1 support for our successful bond election."

Dr. Daniel J. Bird, Superintendent
Fruitport Community Schools

"Gerard Consulting Group effectively guided us through the process of defining how our school would be used now and into the 21st century."

Dr. Gary Matsche, Superintendent
Fraser School District

"Gerard Consulting Group helps insure that the completed project will not only meet the facility needs but will also be based on what is right educationally."

Mr. Michael E. Hall, AIA, Project Manager
Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.

Contact Us

It would be a pleasure to talk with you regarding our services, client references, and fees. Contact us at:

Horizon Drive SE, Suite F3A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
ph: 616.940.1960
fax: 616.940.3891
email: info@gerardconsulting.com