Fall 2020 Spaces4Learning

Fall 2020


Features

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Interiors

It's All In The Details: Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Walls, ceilings and floors must meet budgetary, acoustic, resilience, sustainability and maintenance requirements, among other factors. Here are some ways that schools are making their interiors stand out.

By Scott Berman


reader survey

Reader Survey

The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 Policy in Education

By David Nagel

COVID-19 has changed and will continue to change every aspect of education in K–12 and higher education for the foreseeable future. We polled our readership to learn of the experiences taking place across the nation and get a glimpse of what's being planned going into the spring 2021 semester and beyond.


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Learning Spaces

You Might Have A Calming Sensory Room. Do You Have A 'Wiggle Room,' Too?

There is another type of sensory room that is just as important: a sensorimotor space or motor lab room, sometimes fondly referred to as a “wiggle room.”

By Cecilia Cruse


Office spaces at Scott Hall.

Acoustics

Retrofitting University Buildings for Sound Masking

By Jeff Johnson

When a physical space offers a little passive noise control, such as high cubicle walls, private offices or softer, sound-absorbing materials, the effects on the well-being of each person — as well as their productivity — can be profoundly impacted.


Columns

best school projectors

Best Projectors for Schools

Ditch lamp projectors for laser projectors to save time and money

By Bob Wudeck


Editor's Note

A 2020 Reflection

By Yvonne Marquez


Departments

Health Sciences Building at the University of Cincinnati

Facility Focus

University of Cincinnati's Health Sciences Building

Meeting growing demand with flexible, collaborative design


Sponsored Content

Smart Lockers Now and Beyond the Pandemic

Campus operations of all kinds were severely impacted by the pandemic, as were many of the habits and expectations of students, parents, faculty and staff. Some of those changes, it appears, will outlast the pandemic — including advances in the way packages are delivered and tracked on campus. Read this Q&A with the Editor to find out more.