Design -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
Current Design Trends in School Facilities, 1993. The American Institute of Architects has produced a slide presentation addressing the 1993 trends in school facilities design with illustrative examples of school projects. The 200 plus slide program... 12/31/1992
Database of Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investment The purpose of the database is to inform the planning, design, construction, management and evaluation of educational spaces by providing an international resource of exemplary school and university... 12/31/2010
Deck the Walls on a Budget. Explains a process by which one can affordably obtain a large mural for a school wall, in which an original work of art is digitally enlarged to occupy the space. Advice on choosing the texture and... 12/31/2005
Design Aesthetics: Creating Warmth with Wood. Discusses the increasing use of wood in school construction, its aesthetic and cost advantages, and some popular misconceptions regarding its safety and durability. 12/31/2003
Design and Construction Procedures. Identifies a number of procedures, regulations, and agencies associated with the construction of school facilities in North Carolina, and provides information that can expedite logical and efficient... 09/30/2007
Design and Planning: The New Schools. Presents designs 65 American schools from the late 1960's and early 1970's, serving ages preschool through high school. Many of the schools also make provision for adult education programs... 12/31/1971
Design for Disassembly in the Built Environment: A Guide to Closed-Loop Design and Building. Discusses design of buildings with their ultimate demolition (or disassembly) in mind. Construction products and techniques are covered, and examples of buildings at Carnegie Mellon University, the... 12/31/2005
Design for First Nations Schools: Learning in Four Directions. Explores the importance of storytelling in First Nations communities and describes three lessons learned by an architectural firm that has designed over 20 First Nations schools: engaging the... 12/31/2004
Design for the Creative Age. Illustrates international examples of collaborative and individual learning opportunities in a variety of learning spaces where large and small groups, as well as individuals in personal spaces can... 06/30/2010
Design Guidelines for Montessori Schools. This report presents guidelines for use by architects, designers, and teachers in designing an environment that will complement and enhance the Montessori teaching method. Provides a history of the... 12/31/1999
Design Solutions That You Will Not Believe or Maybe You Don't Even Want To. Describes with text and photographs four faulty school design elements that could easily have been avoided, and suggests what should have been done instead. 12/31/2004
Design Standards for Children's Environments. This 3-part book addresses the design or maintenance of spaces where children are the primary users covering both commercial and residential designs and products. Part I chapters provide... 12/31/1999
Design Standards for Elementary, Middle/Junior High, and High School Counseling Facilities. This study sought to increase the knowledge base in the area of the facility needs of school counselors. School conselors were surveyed regarding their perceptions about actual and ideal counseling... 07/31/2001
Design That Makes a Statement. Discusses the university design-intensive facility: an architectural expression of and for the school that speaks to its values and authenticity. Examples are highlighted illustrating how design... 01/31/2001
Design that Supports Learning, Human Development, and Appropriate Behavior. Discusses three areas of thought addressing the disconnect between how students learn and how school facilities are designed. These areas cover approaching projects, understanding concepts of how the... 12/31/2005
Design Trends. Presents scenarios for school design in the future, citing precedents in technology integration, scheduling, and independent learning in K-12 education. Higher education institutions will use their... 12/31/2006
Designed for Learning -- And for Safety. Provides analyses of how school design solutions can have an impact on enhancing student learning and lessening school crime. Design issues cover site planning and building layout considerations and... 07/31/2000
Designed to Curb Obesity. Argues that convenience-based school design must be reconsidered and advocates design that encourages greater activity and physical movement in the drive to curb obesity. 05/31/2011
Designer Schools: The Role of School Space and Architecture in Obesity Prevention. Discusses the link between school space and architecture and obesity prevention by reviewing and synthesizing available literature in architecture, environmental psychology, and obesity research, in... 10/31/2007
Designing a High School for Collaborative, Project-based Learning. Case study of the design for the Harbor City International School, a public charter school in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. The floor plan includes a social team area, quiet team area, student work... 05/31/2002
Designing for Achievement: Processes, Principles and Patterns. Explores how a school's physical space can influence philosophy and culture. Three recommended patterns are display of student work, transparency within the structure, and learning clusters.... 12/31/2006
Designing for Change. Discusses how educational facility designers can design schools for greater building flexibility. Understanding how corridors and hidden spaces can be better utilized is highlighted, and better... 04/30/2001
Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011 Showcases over 60 exemplary recently built or refurbished schools and universities from 28 countries and includes examples of early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational and higher education... 08/31/2011
Designing in a Tough Economy. Presents responses of 27 architects to questions on how the economic downturn has affected education construction, how they are surviving, and how they have trimmed costs and used creativity to... 10/31/2010
Designing New Learning Environments to Support 21st Century Learning Skills. Uses examples of innovative school buildings designed for collaborative learning to illustrate how the familiar box-based design of most current schools was designed for an outdated factory-model... 12/31/2009