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Planning and Design


historic Alta Vista School building

A Second Life

The historic Alta Vista School building was built in 1917. The building was listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Places in June of 1999 for its significance in the area of education. It recently underwent a significant rehabilitation in order to meet the needs of today's students.

student collaboration

School Furniture & Equipment Guide

Working Together

New school designed with student collaboration in mind.

Regenerative Education

Trends in Green

Regenerative Education

Improving outcomes and changing destinies.

Emerging Technology

The Faster You Go, The Behinder You Get

Unless your district is a one-room schoolhouse, every capital improvement brings a corresponding disparity.

Classroom Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Do Classrooms Have To Be Designed A Certain Way?

Rethinking the good, the bad, and the ugly of flexible learning spaces.



School Design

School Design That Gets Inside a Student's Head

School design that gets inside a student's head research has begun to quantify the effect of interior school design on the performance of students.

Maintenance & Operations

The Power of the Partnership

Shared use practices support a growth mantra that active children learn better.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Basic approach looks like natural surveillance.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good Schools Affect Everyone

Nexus

Facility Planning

Nexus

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A Challenge and Opportunity

Three strategies are essential when creating successful classrooms and collaborative spaces.

Designing for the Arts

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Designing for the Arts

Designing a large school theater in New York City may include different considerations than a tiny theater for a rural community school. Yet, in each case there are similarities that are common to any good theater design.