Features


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.

Arrival Sequence

Safety & Security

Changing the 'Arrival Sequence

Architecture firm’s proposed design makes progressive school more secure.

energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

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.

school collaboration

Business

Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations

Collaboration is the art and science of combining people's talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.

Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.



Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.

Architectural Innovations

Architectural Innovations for Immersive Learning Environments In K-12 Schools

New forms of architecture design for K-12 schools are creating in-depth, adaptive and flexible learning spaces for students with diverse and changing learning needs.

Building Materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Deciding What Building Materials to Specify

It's time to build a new school, and there's a lot more to the process than securing the funding and beginning the digging. One part of the process is choosing building materials. Here's how.

Cleaner Air

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaner Air, Better Students

Research shows that students — as well as teachers — perform better when schools implement indoor air quality programs.

Checking School Visitors

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Visitors Must Sign In

With the enormous attention we have placed on safe and secure campuses, is it still possible for a stranger to enter a school building and walk around freely without anyone noticing?

Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.

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