Multipurpose Spaces

Title Abstract Publication Date
Facility Focus: Lecture Halls. Describes new lecture halls at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard Law School. The former is a large new facility featuring advanced technology, flexibility, and food service. The latter was... 01/31/2005
Facility Focus: Mult-Purpose and Community Facilities. Describes the design and programming of four multi-purpose higher education facilities: Cornell's school of hotel administration, continuing/vocational education centers in Illinois and Texas,... 02/28/2006
Facility Focus: Multipurpose/Community Spaces. Profiles multipurpose facilities at Southern Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College. The first combines student services, meeting rooms, fitness facilities, a food court, and a... 01/31/2007
First and Goal. Discusses the importance of community and school official collaboration and compromise behind building secondary school multipurpose stadiums. Examples of how some schools resolved funding issues are... 10/31/1999
Flexible Spaces that Work: Renovating Today for Tomorrow's Needs. Discusses one architectural design firm's answer to designing educational facilities that can grow and change with the times using technology and space planning. Design ideas for libraries/media... 12/31/1998
Gymnasium Makeovers. Discusses improving old gyms to enhance the experience of players and spectators while still respecting the gym's historical significance. Planning and design development phases are examined... 12/31/2000
How to Light a Multipurpose Facility. Highlights the questions to ask when designing or retrofitting the lighting needs for a multipurpose facility. Issues addressed include the tasks the facility is expected to accommodate, the benefits... 06/30/1998
Juan N. Seguin Elementary School, Houston, Texas. Profiles this daylit school, with classrooms collected pods of four or five, each of which features a common area that can be used as overflow or breakout space. Building statistics, a list of the... 04/30/2003
Lighting the Gym: A Guide to Illuminating Non-Traditional Spaces. Covers all the steps needed to light an open, non-traditional performance space--everything from where to locate lights, support towers, and power sources, to cable and dimmer requirements. Covers... 12/31/1999
Lunch is Served. How a School Redesigned its Cafeteria to Make Better Use of Space. This describes the successful redesign of the George Rogers Clark Middle School/High School cafeteria in Hammond, Indiana that resulted in an upscale-style dining area where students do more than... 12/31/2001
Making It Multipurpose. Discusses how schools are meeting the athletic and recreational needs of students with multipurpose field houses. It discusses the importance of properly communicating the building's function to... 03/31/1997
Moveable Walls Allow for Space Flexibility. Describes portable and hung moveable wall systems and examples of how they are used to reconfigure spaces and enhance aesthetics. Staff training and acoustics are also discussed and a list of items... 01/31/2006
Multiple Benefits Discusses the benefits of dome architecture for a community's middle and high school multipurpose facility. The dome construction is revealed as being cost effective in construction and in... 06/30/1997
Multiple Choice: Trends in Dining Design. The cafeteria, as we all once knew it, no longer exists. Schools have entered the age of the cafetorium, the auditeria, and the food court. Some emphasize the food function, but adapt easily for use... 04/30/1999
Multipurpose Rooms. Describes the design of notable school multipurpose rooms, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Multipurpose Rooms. Presents K-12 and college multipurpose rooms considered outstanding in a competition which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent 2... 07/31/2003
Multipurpose Rooms. Profiles the Ellsworth (Maine) Elementary and Middle School cafeteria/auditorium, a winning project in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The flexible... 07/31/2010
Multipurpose Rooms. Presents two combination gymnasium/auditorium projects selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's estimation of... 07/31/2004
Multipurpose Rooms. Presents two multipurpose rooms selected for the American School & University 2005 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects are a high school gymnasium addition and a higher education... 07/31/2005
Multipurpose Rooms. Profiles the flexible space at J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary School in Justin, Texas. The reconfigurable cafeteria/auditorium/athletic space can also be opened to adjacent classrooms. The project was... 07/31/2008
Multipurpose Spaces. Examines multipurpose spaces in schools. After a brief review of the history of multipurpose spaces, the document covers a variety of key issues to be considered for optimal performance of space that... 09/30/2010
Musical Chairs Not every school across the country boasts a separate space for its cafeteria, study hall, auditorium, gymnasium, school dance and meeting place. In fact, in many schools, one room must serve many... 11/30/1997
Mutipurpose Rooms. Presents three elementary school multipurpose rooms selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative renovations and... 07/31/2006
New School of Thought: Collaborative Spaces Are Critical in Today's School Designs Common multiuse spaces include cafetoriums, libraries, and general communal spaces such as corridors and atriums. With some creative thinking, any of these spaces can accomodate a variety of... 09/30/2011
Planning for Flexibility, Not Obsolescence This keynote speech discusses computer lab/classrooms and the issue of properly combining space, pedagogy, and technology when facility planning to better enhance student learning and support the... 08/31/1999

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