Planning and Design


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Public Trust is Essential

Facility Planning

Creative Flexibility

Designing schools that promote active and engaged learning.

A Final Thought

Thinking About Construction?

New book is good guide for inexperienced planners...but

outdoor learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Blinded by the Light

Consideration for outdoor learning spaces.

healthier more sustainable school environment

Facility Planning

The Educational Village

Moving towards a healthier, more sustainable school environment.

Sustainable School Design

Sustainable Schools

Make Green Your Theme

Design strategies to keep sustainability top of mind.

Color in the Learning Environment

Fun and colorful school classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Schools Should be Fun Places

The effects of design, lighting, and color in learning environments.



Special needs classroom

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Some Challenges and Solutions

Accommodating special education needs.

Environments That Inspire

Celebrating legacy, school, pride and culture through inspiring environmental graphics improves student awareness and recruiting.

Student-Centered Designed space from the outside

Student-Centered Design

Transforming educational space for the 21st-century student.

Reusing as a means to sustainability

Sustainable Schools

Making Old (Schools) New, Again

Reusing as a means to sustainability.

School Exterior: Kennedy-Curry Middle School

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Appearance Does Matter

Good exterior design can "celebrate" the school.

Age specific school design of common area

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Design For the Educational Journey

How classrooms respond to age-specific needs.

Facility Planning

Child-Centered Learning

Educators are the key drivers.

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