Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Truly Green: A Look at the Advantages of Maintaining Historic Campus Buildings. Examines the environmental benefits of maintaining historic higher education buildings. Definitions of what constitutes an “historic” building are followed by examples of signature historic buildings... 10/31/2010
Ugly Ceilings. Presents a series of questions and answers concerning ceiling tile restoration by coating. Issues of a coating's sound absorption, fire resistance, light distribution, life expectancy, and... 01/31/2005
Uncovering the Past. Details the restoration of Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough County, Florida. The restoration, which accompanied necessary updating of systems, revealed extraordinary architectural details of... 04/30/2007
Upholding Tradition. Describes Saint Joseph University's (Philadelphia) construction and renovation project that created state-of-the-art facilities while preserving the historical appearance. It focuses on the... 08/31/1998
Useful, Green, and Community-Minded Miscordia University's, Dallas, PA, creative adaptation of three existing facilities has saved money and resources and contributed to a strong town-gown relationship. Describes renovation of a... 12/31/2011
Visible Music College / archimania Photos and description of the adaptive design of a music college in a mid-century bank building in downtown Memphis Tennessee. 04/24/2012
Wall-to-Wall Coverings. Reviews advances in wall coverings that make them impact and scratch resistant, easily cleaned, sound absorbing, and able to reproduce desired graphics to create instant wall murals. Weight... 05/31/2007
Westinghouse Career Academy. Presents concepts for the renovation or replacement of this Chicago high school, outlining the schools programs, partnership, administration, community involvement, sustainability, and several design... 04/30/2002
What You Need to Know before Your Next Paint Job. Discusses preparation for an indoor painting, including selecting between oil- or water- based paints, types of finishes and the areas they are appropriate for, preparation of the surface, and then... 08/31/2008
When Funding is Scarce: Making the Best Use of Existing Facilities. Offers an array of guidelines for determining renovation and adaptation needs in a school facility's operational considerations, time and schedules, facility modifications, and found spaces, and... 12/31/2009
When Is a Good Time? Notes that higher education facilities are no longer vacant during summer months and thus available for maintenance and repair. Advice from various facilities managers addresses challenges and... 05/31/2011
When the Students Are Away... Comments on how schools can take advantage of summer vacations to tackle construction and renovation projects. Issues such as keeping the community informed about the summer construction schedule,... 10/31/1999
Why Districts Should Get Principals Involved in Renovation Projects. Describes nature, benefits, concerns, and training needs related to principals' involvement in the school-renovation process. 08/31/2002
Why Johnny Can't Walk to School: Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl. This report examines public policy effects on historic neighborhood school expansion, renovation, and replacement needs. It addresses four basic questions: (1) Are public policies inadvertently... 09/30/2002
William Hall High School, West Hartford, Connecticut. Discusses how architects redesigned an old, dark, and brooding school building into a school whose architecture, and the physical environment it creates, play a positive role in student learning. In... 01/31/2001
Window Restoration. Advises on the decision to restore or replace school windows, citing issues of historic value, sustainability, and cost. The decision to replace windows frequently does not consider improved... 07/31/2008
Work in Progress. Describes how abandoned or neglected downtown buildings in the heart of a downtrodden business district of Paterson, New Jersey were transformed into thriving public schools. Architect Roy Strickland... 06/20/2000
You Can Always Hear the Music. Profiles the renovated and expanded Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio. The historic 1908 structure was preserved and reused to wonderful advantage, and at a cost lower than demolition and... 05/31/2007

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