Resource List: Case Studies Descriptions, photographs, and floor plans of specific high school facilities projects, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. References to Books and Other Media The Third Teacher(North Shore Country Day School, Dec 16, 2011) Architect Trung Le talks about Winnetka, Illinois North Shore Country Day's Upper School project, featuring adaptable classroom spaces, common gathering areas, and flexible furnishings. Marysville Getchell High School Campus (Education Design Showcase, Dec 2011) Describes the Marysville Getchell High School Campus near Seattle, winner of the 2011 Education Design Showcase, and designed by the DLR Group.
What spaces do libraries need? Could you please provide some ideas about the different spots a school library should have? At this moment we only have an AV area that is the reading area as well. We have the computers and in front we have the tables to work and the shelves are distributed around the library. I also have some independent spots with a computer and a table. My library school teacher, Dr. Mildred Laughlin, suggested that when it comes to school library facility planning that we create bubble diagrams to submit to architects instead of complete floor plans. Designing Libraries: Learning for a Lifetime Pat Kyle, librarian at the Washington International School (WIS) was presented with a rare opportunity. A private PreK-12 institution in northwest Washington, DC, WIS had launched a five-year redesign of the school in which she would take an active role, helping build a brand new media center. Having participated in a design workshop at my Building Learning Communities Summer Conference (www.novemberlearning.com/blc) last year, Kyle understood how a properly designed space, one that thoughtfully integrated online learning, and collaboration and content creation among students, would serve the entire school community well into the future. So she invited me to meet with her, the school’s headmaster, IT director, and lead architect in what was an incredibly exciting opportunity for me to get in on building a true 21st Century school. When I looked at the existing plans, I saw a fairly traditional library, with the usual configuration of bookshelves and a central circulation desk.
Some design considerations Some Design Considerations When Building or Remodeling a Media Center(also titled “Questions to Ask When Building or Remodeling a New Media Center”) ERIC ED425609, Jan 1, 1998 After having helped plan for six new and remodeled media centers, I have developed a short list of questions that the steering committee needs to answer, and another list of question that need to be asked of the architect or project leader during project planning. As schools change their instructional program and as technology evolves, a simple list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for building or remodeling will be outdated nearly as soon as it is written. These questions need to be answered as close to the time of building as possible.
Researchers Recommend Features of Classroom Design to Maximise Student Achievement Source: Wikimedia With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn. A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success.
Library - Facilities Building and Redesigning Libraries Building and Planning Libraries - Web sites for planning, interiors, lighting, standards, and a bibliography of print materials. Facilities Management - This is a very good place to start planning for renovation of old school libraries or planning new ones. This by the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Learning Spaces Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success. Please note: In addition to the e-book's core chapters on learning space design principles (chapters 1-13) , this site also offers case studies illustrating those principles (chapters 14-43), including links to examples of innovative learning spaces.
Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools Learning Environments | January 2013 Digital Edition | Feature Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools Thoughtfully designed learning environments can help students work together more effectively. By Peter C. Lippman02/13/13 When architects discuss the educational facilities of the next century and beyond, the conversation turns to collaborative spaces.