Planning and Design


Multi-purpose Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

No Longer Just Cafeterias

Spaces that are too enticing to sit empty during the day.

Forging Promising Futures

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Forging Promising Futures

Baltimore high school creates new opportunities for the students and the community.

How to Engage Your Local Community to Assure a Successful School Program

Community engagement is critical to building consensus and solicits feedback so everyone has a clear understanding of how tax dollars or SPLOST revenue are being spent.

A Final Thought

You Need to Read This

New book on school design focuses on fixing current space, and more.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Sports and Athletics

An Unnecessary Cost Or A Benefit?

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.

A Final Thought

Not a New Concept

Common core has been around for hundreds of years.

Functional Pool Design

Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Spaces

What's Cool in Pools

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



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.

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.

Permanent modular construction

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Quick, Efficient Options

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

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

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

underground spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Learning at the Lowest Level?

Making the most of available space by gong underground.

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.

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