Case Studies--Elementary Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
2004 Architectural Portfolio: Elementary Schools. Presents 54 elementary school projects recognized in this competition. Project information and photographs are included. 10/31/2004
2005 Architectural Portfolio: Elementary Schools. Presents 37 elementary school cited in this competition. Selection was based on security, innovation, cost-effectiveness, timelessness, community use, functionality, and sense of place. Project... 10/31/2005
2006 Architectural Portfolio: Elementary Schools. Profiles 47 outstanding new elementary school facilities selected for their innovation, image, function, flexibility, maintainability, sustainability, security, community use, balance of aesthetics... 10/31/2006
2006 Notable Projects: Schools. Case studies, including project description, project team, and photographs, of the following schools: Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL, Perkins+Will; Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, NJ... 12/31/2005
2007 Architectural Portfolio: Elementary Schools. Profiles 31 outstanding new elementary school facilities selected for their innovation, sustainability, security, aesthetics, and life-cycle costs. Project information and photographs are included. (... 10/31/2007
2009 Impact on Learning Awards. Profiles eight schools cited in this annual awards program. The schools were selected according to their reflection of the challenge presented, functionality, flexibility and convertability,... 07/31/2009
A Kid's-Eye View. Describes the child-scaled design of the K-3 Kennebunk Elementary School, whose architects took special care in designing to child height, reach, and aesthetics. The school is divided into villages... 08/31/2006
A Makeover With Attitude The renovation of a 1960's school in Canton, Ohio is examined. The 38,000-square-foot expansion incorporates classrooms that jut into a central performance space at odd angles with garage-style... 02/28/1997
A Model Program in a Remodeled Building. Renovations contributed to academic improvement at an Issaquah (Washington) elementary school. Enclosing an open-air corridor enabled it to be used for educational activities. Double doors connected... 06/30/2001
A New Urbanist Model of Learning. Profiles the Walker Creek Elementary School in North Richland Hills, Texas. The new school in a new residential development is conceived as a community center, and features outdoor learning areas,... 05/31/2007
A Successful Partnership. Profiles Portland, Oregon's Rosa Parks School, including an overview of the school's design, educational and community program, and numerous green features. 12/31/2007
A Welcoming Environment. Profiles the North Campus of Pittsburgh's Winchester Thurston School. The vernacular buildings reflect the site's former use as a horse farm. A list of project participants, photographs,... 12/31/2007
ACORN Woodland Elementary and EnCompass Academy. Profiles these two Oakland schools on a single site, design with a residential aesthetic to mitigate the surrounding industrial zone. Daylit classrooms feature high ceilings, exposed trusses, and... 10/31/2006
Alaska's Shining Star. Profiles the Leed silver-certified Fred and Sarah Machetanz elementary school in Wasilla, Alaska. Southern exposures, high performance glazing, and extensive insulation respond the extreme climate. 02/28/2010
Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary School Modernization and Co-Location Project. Presents the plans for an upgraded Washington, D.C., elementary school campus which will subsequently host a renovated 40-year old school and a new public charter school. A project summary, plans... 11/30/2006
An Educational Environment. Describes the development of a new 6,000 square foot outdoor learning environment at Cottage Lake Elementary School in Woodinville, WA, devoted to environmental education. The space includes a... 05/31/2001
At Home, Abroad. Profiles an American school in Germany that required the cooperation of a German and American architect. Interior details include photo-sensor controlled blinds, radiant floors, natural ventilation,... 12/31/2008
Atascocita Springs Elementary School Case study of Atascocita Springs Elementary School in Humble, Texas that achieves CHPS verified and LEED certified criteria. The building is a learning tool, inside and out, and addresses the... 11/30/2011
Atha Road Elementary School, Monroe, Georgia. Describes the building design of the library and technology center named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes a general description; information on the architect... 06/30/2002
Barcelona Elementary School / Baker Architecture + Design. Describes the new classroom building for the Albuquerque public school system, designed as an exciting and functional facility, which promotes creativity and is conducive to teaching and learning.... 08/21/2011
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Describes this Indiana school featuring gypsum walls overlaid with cork and vinyl for easy tackability. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a... 06/30/2005
Bertschi School Living Science Building Case study of the Bertschi School Living Science building, located in Seattle, the first project in the world built to the Living Building Challenge (LBC) v2.0 criteria and in an urban setting. This... 07/31/2012
Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments: Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. Description of a kindergarten building with open teaching spaces and large playground areas designed to allow children to mix and move around at will. 12/31/2010
Bethke Elementary School. Profiles this LEED Gold prototype school feature daylighting, upgraded exterior insulation, and displacement ventilation. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a... 10/31/2009
Big Dots, Little Dumpsters. Reviews the design of the learning garden at New York City's largest elementary school, PS 19 in Queens. The existing corrugated metal classrooms were painted with colorful random dots,... 01/31/2005