We are dedicated to creating design solutions that enhance learning environments, from dormitories to classrooms to places for learning within the office and home, where we are all learners every day. We have a longstanding commitment to and understanding of educational buildings, from the inside out, both new and existing buildings. Wherever learning takes place, we believe the environment should be what we call “sensitutional”, a pleasing sensory experience that is engaging and comfortable, with the durability required for daily use in an institutional setting or elsewhere!

Doban Architecture has an established track record in educational projects, having worked on more than 65 capital improvement projects for the New York City School Construction Authority, ranging from programmatic renovations for classrooms, science labs, and public assembly spaces, to exterior modernizations often involving historic preservation. In the past eight years, we have also completed more than fifteen projects for Monroe College, including design of two new buildings, numerous interior renovations, and two major adaptive reuse projects on their New Rochelle Main Street campus.

Research
Think Fabricate’s on-going research involves exploration of dormitory furniture, space dividers and space utilization in a college setting. This has already led to tailored design solutions that students love and are enonomical for institutional use.

Products
Think Fabricate’s new Stepping Stones collection of furniture is derived from the design for a college cafeteria, so has the durability necessary for that situation, and has now also been translated for use in the home. Our Cutting Edge wall prefabricated panel system minimizes construction disruption both at school and home, and comes in the Brooklyn version for the home, as well as the Collegiate version, first developed for economical, durable use in a dormitory living situation and now available for commercial, educational, and residential use.