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Visually stimulating environments, functional teaching areas, an exciting learning atmosphere. . .
all are challenges to be met in the design of an educational facility.

Facilities for Learning

Not long ago, a one room school house was the typical educational facility. Terry has designed multi-building campuses to meet the growing educational needs the community.  Then and now, the function of these school facilities remains fundamentally the same. . . to promote the process of learning.  Terry is sensitive to this all important function and is experienced in designing facilities, which serve education well.

Efficient Design

 Being involved in educational building design since 1985, Terry has kept abreast of the changes which have occurred in school-related design. . . from changing teaching methods to evolving state codes and regulations.  Through the design process, Terry has been able to address all factors involved in creating a  workable, efficient facility.  This includes consideration of building functions, specialized equipment, building elements and systems and specification of proper building materials.

From Budgets to Funding

Terry is keenly aware that campus facilities must be designed to be cost efficient and easily maintained.  His expertise enables him to design structures in keeping with your construction budgets and proposed operating and life-cycle costs encompassing both today's plans and future growth.  With his extensive knowledge in designing educational facilities, he also assists clients in obtaining California State funding.  His thorough understanding of the state's requirements can often save valuable time in the funding process.

Lasting Designs

From the rehabilitation of existing classrooms to the master planning of a new campus, Terry  designs structures for longevity, both structurally and aesthetically.  Building materials are selected to provide many years of service.   Terry considers the special needs of the classroom, selects finishes which are visually exciting yet durable and easily maintained.

Understanding Your Needs

Terry understands educational facilities and how they relate to the teaching process.  This basic understanding and his ability to work closely with the client’s staff allows him to design a facility which will effectively meet the client’s current and future needs.

Ratcliffe Stadium Track Reconstruction
Fresno City College, Fresno, CA
State Center Community College District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
$1,500,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Portable Classrooms
Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, CA
Yosemite Union High School District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
12,500 S.F. - New Construction
$325,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Bass Lake Toilet Buildings
Bass Lake School District, Bass Lake, CA\
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
1,440 S.F. - New Construction
$270,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Reconstruction Project
Calwa Elementary School, Calwa, CA
Fresno Unified School District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
16,500 S.F. - Reconstruction
$390,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Reconstruction Project
Oakhurst Elementary School, Oakhurst, CA
Bass Lake School District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
10,400 S.F. - Reconstruction
$275,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Multi-Use Building and New Classrooms
Oak Creek Intermediate School, Oak Creek, CA
Bass Lake School District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
17,600 S.F. - New Construction
$2,500,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Coarsegold Second Site
Rivergold Elementary School, Coarsegold, CA
Coarsegold Union School District
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
11,600 S.F. - New Construction
$1,900,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation


In today's market, a successful health care facility provides an effective blend of advanced technology and a friendly, people-oriented environment.

Promoting the Healing Process

Realizing the patient's basic anxiety regarding illness and medical treatment, Terry Shrum works to design warm, human-oriented health care facilities.  A comforting health care environment reduces patient stress and promotes the healing process.  And Terry’s in-depth understanding of medical systems and operational processes allows him to effectively combine this comforting environment with the technical and functional demands of a modern health care facility.

Master Plans to Small Additions

Being involved in health care design since 1985, Terry has kept abreast of the many changes which have occurred in the health care industry. . . from evolving medical techniques to changing state codes and regulations.  Terry’s experience covers all areas of master planning new facilities, designing additions or remodels for departments such as surgery, radiology or intensive care units and non-medical departments including administrative, food service and gift shops. 

Close Communications

By working closely with the client and their staff, direct lines of communication help to achieve the preliminary building concept.  Terry thoroughly addresses departmental functions, specialized equipment, building elements and systems and required building materials.  Interior design may also provided by Terry.  His knowledge of the psychological effect of colors and finishes allows him to provide the warm, friendly environment so important to the patient's well being.  Terry is also skilled in designing integrated graphic signs for directing traffic through the facility.

Cost Savings

With many years of experience in designing health care facilities, Terry understands the need to design within realistic budget parameters.  These considerations extend beyond current construction costs to include the operational and life-cycle costs of the completed building.  Terry, as a design professional, also has excellent working relationships with state and local agencies, facilitating proper adherence to current health code regulations.  With his extensive knowledge of health care requirements, he can develop concise Construction Documents that save time and money, leaving fewer areas for question and fewer time delays during construction.

Team Approach

Through close communication between Terry and the client and their staff, a team approach to facility design is formed.  By understanding the projects special needs, Terry can work to achieve an efficient, effective health care facility.

University Ambulatory Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology Center
Merced, CA
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
34,000 S.F. – New Construction
$10,000.000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting Services Provider, Estimating and Bidding

Community Medical Centers
Major Facility Remodel, Fresno, CA
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA

Data Processing and Computer Room Addition
Tulare District Hospital, Tulare, CA
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
2,000 S.F. - New Construction
$230,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Madera Dialysis Clinic
Madera Community Hospital, Madera, CA
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
3,500 S.F. - New Construction
$425,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Madera Ranchos Doctor's Office
Madera Community Hospital, Madera Ranchos, CA
Simpson & Associates, Architects, Fresno, CA
4,200 S.F. - New Construction
$380,000.00
Project Coordinator, Drafting, Estimating and Bidding, Construction Observation

Green Valley Health Center
Sub-Acute Care Facility, Eugene, OR
Affloter, West, and Jones, Architects, Eugene, OR
24,020 S.F. - New Construction
$4,203,500.00Project Coordinator, Drafting Services Provider, Estimating


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