Design


interior design for schools

Design Does Matter

Are your students engaged and excited about learning? Lecture versus hands-on exercises. Static desks versus swivel chairs and Hokkie Stools. Industrial Age versus 21st Century design. What does your high school look like? And how engaged are your students?

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Ask the Expert (Learning Spaces)

Can Classroom Design Impact Learning?

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Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies

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educational design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Preparing for the Future

Rethinking educational design for a new generation of learners.

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Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

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Ask the Expert (Classroom Furnishings)

Does Design Impact Student Success?

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place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

How place influences design.

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Walls

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

Take a look at the next big thing in college and university classroom design: walls you can write on and push around.

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Learning Studios and Classroom Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Studios and Classroom Design

When students become the masters of their own learning.

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Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

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Lifts to Upper Levels of Schools Need to be Quiet and Dignified

One challenge for K-12 facility managers tasked to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been offering full access to elevated areas on campus. These areas can range from stages and raised platforms to theater, auditorium, library, administrative offices and student centers with mezzanines or second floors not served by a traditional elevator.

Trillium Creek Primary

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Connecting the Community

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Successful School Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Successful Designs Inside and Out

Experiential and accessible environments for students with special needs.

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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.

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North Carolina State University

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Grounding Innovative Learning

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Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.

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Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Landscape Benefits S.T.E.A.M. Education

The children's center at Caltech reflects local ecology.

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Classrooms

How Healthy Schools Save Money

Classrooms

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Life Sciences Building

Future Focused

From responsive rooms to bold buildings, today's colleges and universities are embracing innovative learning environments.

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Hot Tips (Outdoor Spaces)

Paths to Campus Enrichment

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Des Moines Public Schools

Impact on Learning

Des Moines Public Schools

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Trends in Education

The Global Challenge

Moving the Learning Environment Beyond the Four Walls

interdisciplinary design

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Health Science Facility Design

Trend Toward Interdisciplinary Design

Impact of Spaces

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Campus Planning and Design

Trend Toward Integrating and Extending the Impact of Spaces

School furniture

Education Interiors

Furniture Style and Selection: A Learning Process for Everyone

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A Final Thought

Thinking About Construction?

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

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Collaborative Academic Space

The New Academic Hybrid: Creating a Mixed-Use Campus Community

Deliberate, collaborative spaces can act as an attractor for a university, making these buildings a financially beneficial academic and community asset. Arizona State University is finding success with its new College Avenue Commons project.

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Facility Planning

Creative Flexibility

Designing schools that promote active and engaged learning.

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