Features


The Library of Today and the Future

Building Blueprints

No More 'Shhhh!' The Library of Today and the Future

Our culture has changed. Your community has changed. Has your library changed yet?

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Enlisting students in your design plan and working alongside nature can result in outdoor spaces that are recreational, educational and engaging in ways you might not expect.

 Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

Expert Perspective

Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

As education principles continue to evolve, immersive learning environments offer an emerging and meaningful education tool.

Facilities & Design

Building Trendy K-12 Schools

The world of education is changing more quickly and more comprehensively than ever before. Two key developments are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools.

Trends in Education: View From the Industry

Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

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Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Future of School Security

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Why Deferring Maintenance Now Will Cost You Later

Your environment is more than simply the place you are; the atmosphere you occupy affects you on a biological level, sending signals to your body and mind that influence your health in a variety of ways.

trends at collegs and universities

Trends: Key Developments Driving School Design



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Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

7 Tips to Ensure Your District Is 'Digital from Day 1'

Three district-level directors of technology share their best practices for ensuring that your digital initiatives are ready to go the moment students set foot in the classroom.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Floors Need Special Care

Nearly all flooring surfaces in a school facility can be considered 'high traffic areas.'

school cooridor

Healthy, Safe Schools

K-12 school environments can cause illness and injuries. What schools must do to prevent these problems.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

My Roof's Got a Hole In it...

Each roof leak is an opportunity to fail. As always, planning for all possible alternatives in advance will pay dividends in the future.

disaster response

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Planning Disaster Responses

Many different kinds of disasters can strike your school. Are you prepared to respond?

Wallace School Iowa

Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district.

learning environment

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

New Wine in Old Bottles

Imagine the opportunities that could be created in the learning environment if there were 50 or even a 100 points of light in each classroom that could be controlled individually or grouped in zones.

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