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Planning and Design


A Final Thought

Not a New Concept

Common core has been around for hundreds of years.

Maximizing Open Space

Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Spaces

Maximizing Open Space Within a City Campus

Master planning is imperative for any institution that expects its needs will grow and evolve in the future in order to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of every space, program and investment.

Functional Pool Design

Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Spaces

What's Cool in Pools

New design trends are making pools more functional and cost-effective.

Emerging Technology

Unintended Consequences

The design and up-fit of educational facilities should be the result of a whole systems approach and not one of designing and installing isolated pieces and parts.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Sports and Athletics

An Unnecessary Cost Or A Benefit?



There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

A Final Thought

Schools Are Still Changing

We need a non-governmental foundation, like EFL, to support and fund exploration.

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

All stakeholders need to be on board when creating efficient and sustainable facilities.

Permanent modular construction

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Quick, Efficient Options

Permanent modular construction can provide fast, green solutions for schools.

Design Decisions

Design Decisions: Project Management, Master Planning & BIM

To make the most informed design decisions, school districts should follow a regimented approach to a construction project. This approach should always start with master planning, which sets the stage and builds a case for any project that may arise from this effort.

Schools working with the community and local law enforcement

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

A Proactive Approach

Working with the community and local law enforcement.