Planning and Design


storm shelter

Construction Methods

Winds of Change: Storm Shelter Design Guidance

In recent years, the International Building Code has mandated that all new construction for K–12 schools in most of the Midwest and South Central United States include a community storm shelter. This article will explain the requirements of storm shelter design and explore best practices for planning and construction.

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.

trends at collegs and universities

Trends: Key Developments Driving School Design

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.

Lighting

Shining a Light on Success in the Classroom: What Role Does Lighting Design Play in Student Outcomes?

What role does lighting design play in student outcomes?

Redrawing School Boundaries with Confidence



students

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Authentic Experiences

The key to engaging students in learning.

Organic Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

The structure and surrounding landscape can be active learning tools.

Sustainable Design

Adaptability

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

Combating global climate change will be the central feature of our students’ lives. Making them aware of the direct connections between their actions locally and giving them the scientific tools necessary to study and create solutions may ultimately impact their ability to survive in this environment. Building schools that interact with the educational goals of sustainability is good educational practice and good stewardship of our children’s’ future.

Control Freaks: Optimizing School Mechanical Systems By Paying Attention

Dover High School

Education Interiors

The interior spaces where students’ high school careers and experiences unfold are of prime importance to those young people, faculty, staff, and administrators. The best such spaces help districts and individual schools express and realize their goals while guiding high school students toward achieving theirs.

Intelligent Buildings

Keeping K-12 Schools in Tiptop Shape

Enhancing k-12 facilities management by leveraging BIM data.

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