Features


Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Livable Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Texas Middle School Earns Livable Buildings Award

Design reflects growing trend toward sustainable solutions and hands-on learning environments.

interior design for schools

Design Does Matter

Are your students engaged and excited about learning? Lecture versus hands-on exercises. Static desks versus swivel chairs and Hokkie Stools. Industrial Age versus 21st Century design. What does your high school look like? And how engaged are your students?

campus fence

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Removing Barriers

As years go by, school campuses can become tangled with fencing which no longer serves its original purpose. Improve the appearance of school grounds by removing outdated, unnecessary barriers.

Internet of Things

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

The Internet of Things (IoT): The Art of the Possible

Education professionals predict that, in five years, the majority of schools will have incorporated IoT into core functional areas. What is IoT, and how does it and will it relate to our educational facilities?

place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

How place influences design.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.



perimeter security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Secure School Perimeter

Meeting the growing challenge of security in K-12 schools.

parking

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The K-12 Parking Puzzle

Parking problems have grown at schools along with the size of cars and increased traffic. Here's how experts suggest dealing with these new needs.

Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

Preventing Sexual Assault at school

Safety & Security

Preventing Sexual Assault, Grooming and Child Molestation in Schools

How Building Design Concepts and Smart Security Technology Can Help.

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

Modernizing Schools

Lessons Learned: Modernizing K-12 Facilities

The impact of a modernized school can be transformative. An updated facility can enhance teacher recruitment, retention and commitment, and students reap benefits in behavior and heath, engagement and learning.

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