Our healthcare and higher education clients return to us again and again, which speaks volumes on our special capabilities in this market. We’ve completed over 75 projects at the National Institutes of Health campus and more than 100 projects each for Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Virginia Commonwealth University/VCU Health System.

Although each project is unique, they’re all characterized by exacting design standards, the need to minimize disruption to existing operations, close coordination with multiple stakeholders, and high visibility within the community. Schnabel has successfully met these challenges and continues to be a go-to partner for such notable institutional clients in their ongoing expansion programs.

Nurturing an atmosphere where ideas can cross-pollinate and thinkers can dream big is a hallmark of education. We find great satisfaction in helping our clients gain a competitive edge by building that kind of environment from concept through completion. From large campuses to smaller environments, and public institutions to private, we’ve performed services on more than 100 campuses. In over six decades, we’ve contributed to thousands of student housing, performing arts, science and technology, athletic, parking, library, and classroom building projects.

Our experience on more than 1,100 hospital, medical center, and research facility campus projects includes subsurface and environmental investigations, field and laboratory material testing, evaluations, designs, and construction monitoring and inspections services.

Specialty Services

  • Sustainable geotechnical engineering
  • Environmental
  • Geostructural design
  • Geothermal
  • Hazardous materials surveying
  • Infrastructure development

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Key Contacts

Paul E. Diggs, PE

Principal / President, Geoprofessional Services

Chad C. Mayers, PE

Chief Operating Officer