Woolpert has acquired Cooperative Strategies, a multidisciplinary education facility and program planning firm that specializes in school facility management, assessments, educational program planning, demographic analyses and enrollment projections, capital planning, and community engagement.
Cooperative Strategies has assisted over 2,000 school districts across the country with assessment, planning, funding, and building services.
Cooperative Strategies CEO Scott Newell said, after collaborating with Woolpert on projects in Ohio, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, joining the company was a natural next step. “We have seen Woolpert’s dedication to providing tangible benefits for their K-12 clients firsthand, as well as their expansive expertise in consulting, planning, and design,” Newell said. “We look at life through the same lens, which is focused on the client. This is an opportunity to drastically enhance and localize our current program management and service offerings to provide best-in-class deliverables, a greater range of resources and experience, and additional services for schools and districts.”
Woolpert Chief Corporate Development Officer Neil Churman lauded Cooperative Strategies’ reliable client service to hundreds of school districts across the U.S. He said this acquisition strengthens and expands Woolpert’s core architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting services. “We welcome this diverse group of dedicated and talented consultants, who support our nation’s schools as they plan and operate their districts for the betterment of students and communities,” Churman said. “Together, we will elevate and expand K-12 facility assessment, planning, funding, and program management for schools and districts across the country. We are very excited to have this outstanding team on board.”