Describes the community involvement process initiated by the design firm and consultant for a new elementary school in Davidson, North Carolina. The process consisted of a literature search, numerous interviews, and several workshops oriented towards students, teachers, parents, community members, and school planning representatives. The intent of these community events was to build consensus about the educational objectives of the new school in order that the places created in the building would complement and support those intentions. The project further demonstrates the impact of the participation process in thwarting school building conventions. Includes 15 references.
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