Creating Excellent Secondary Schools: A Guide for Clients.

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This British guide introduces some of the key issues around school design, and then proceeds through school building project stages: 1) creating a vision for the school and appraising the options: new build, refurbishment or a mixture; 2) developing the brief 3) selecting the team that will design and build your school; 4) developing the designs and constructing them; 5) the finished building. The guide explains what happens at each of these stages, how the school will be involved, and what help is available to enable informed decisions. The intent is to explain when the key decisions are made that influence the design quality of your school and the implications of those decisions. The guide features 13 case studies illustrating the secondary school design process. It also includes a glossary of terms, guidance and information on useful organizations and websites.
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