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Planning and Design


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.

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.

Best Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Best Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms

Restrooms and locker rooms can be a school's grossest areas, but they don't have to be.

underground spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Learning at the Lowest Level?

Making the most of available space by gong underground.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good Schools Affect Everyone

Maintenance & Operations

The Power of the Partnership

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