Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building Blueprints: Open Wide and Say Ahhh. Discusses a multiphase renovation project at the University of Medicine and Dentistry (New Jersey) that created new administrative offices and instructional spaces along with a state-of-the-art multi... 09/30/1999
Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Guide to Understanding the 2006 International Building Code for Elementary and Secondary Schools. This illustrative guide presents the complex code issues inherent to designing schools in a clear, easily understandable format. It highlights major changes between the new international code and... 03/31/2007
Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2nd Ed. Advises architects, planners, engineers, and their clients through all aspects of school facilities design. Chapters address predesign, circulation, design concerns and process, site planning, codes... 12/31/2009
By Design. Examines some key areas that school administrators need to consider when creating new, or updating old, school spaces for students and staff. Design considerations encompass space management,... 12/31/2001
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, California. Discusses how an architectural firm took an abandoned mini-mall in Los Angeles and converted it into a charter school that helped revive the neighborhood in the process. Describes the title school... 01/31/2001
Can Existing Schools Get to High Performance? An Update on School Modernization Strategies. Discusses signs that funding and community interests may be shifting toward modernizing existing schools instead of building new ones. Guidelines for deciding whether to renovate a school or build... 05/31/2010
Can these Windows Be Saved? Advises on care, repair, and replacement of windows. Avoiding water penetration; the effects of moisture, condensation, and mold; and determining whether to repair or replace windows are addressed. 02/28/2009
Can What Is Old Be New Again? Describes how school districts in Ohio have dealt with old, architecturally significant school buildings when state rules mandated that it would be cheaper to rebuild. Many districts found ways to... 05/31/2003
Capital Preservation of School Buildings: Recommendations from a State in Disrepair Illinois currently permits districts to finance repairs and construction related to children's health, life, or safety through a modest backdoor referendum rate tied to property values. These... 03/31/1992
Carriage House Children's Center. Profiles this early childhood learning facility that occupies a renovated school that was once dilapidated and slated for demolition, but is now LEED Gold certified. Building statistics, a list of... 10/31/2009
Carrington Hall. Describes the renovation of this historic auditorium at Redwood City's Sequoia High School. Historic details were restored, while seismic and HVAC upgrades were made, and modern theatrical... 12/31/2004
Cary Grove High School Crystal Lake, Illinois. Describes the title school building by Perkins and Will, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction team; a... 02/28/2003
Case Study in Sustainable Design: Shivers Junior/Senior High School. Aberdeen School District in Mississippi. Design information, floor plan, photos, and energy use data are presented for a combined 45,000 square foot junior/senior high school in Mississippi's Aberdeen School District, built in 1956 and... 12/31/1999
Change is Good...Wrong! Change must be personally relevant, beneficial, clearly defined and believed to be achievable. To renovate school facilities, several steps are necessary: identifying future trends and making them... 11/30/2000
Changing Face Value: Design Decisions and the Campus Image. Discusses considerations of materials, color, proportion, and geometry when renovating campus building facades to maintain or enhance the image of the institution. Geometric considerations include... 02/29/2004
Cinderella Stories: Adaptive Reuse of Older Buildings. Highlights the advantages of adaptive reuse of older campus buildings and offers several criteria for assessing whether or not an adaptive reuse is desirable or feasible. 06/30/2007
Circle of Life. A school addition and renovation finds inspiration in traditional American Indian imagery. Features the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School near Hayward, Wisconsin. 08/31/1996
Claiming Space for Small Schools. A Report on the New Century Schools: The Bronx, New York 2002-2003. A team from Princeton University's School of Architects followed a group of innovative educators in the Bronx High Schools as they rethought the architecture of small schools. Seeking to imagine... 12/31/2002
Collaborating with Users to Design Learning Spaces: Playing Nicely in the Sandbox. Profiles the conversion of an old YMCA building (Holtzendorff Hall) at Clemson University into an academic building for the engineering department. The old movie theater was converted into a... 12/31/2008
College Residence Dorm. Profiles this renovation of a 1929 apartment building into a dormitory for Bloomfield College. Bringing the building up to current codes, removal of lead paint and asbestos, and renovation of... 06/30/2010
Community Involvement for Improving Rural School Facilities. This report examines the community-school relationship in a rural school facilities improvement project in Waitsburg, Washington. It offers a brief overview describing the school district followed by... 04/30/1998
Concrete Knowledge: Transforming the Ohio State University Library. Describes the demise of the 1913 Ohio State University Library's aesthetics and functionality through successive additions and renovations, and then details the 2009 renovation that removed... 12/31/2009
Considerations When Upgrading Renovating Window Systems. Advises on window selection for campus buildings, emphasizing energy efficiency, building orientation, appropriate window style, and glass selection. Acoustics, daylighting, thermal comfort, and... 10/31/2010
Construction Know-How: Making the Best Possible Decisions Regarding School Construction and Renovation Projects. Presents a series of articles that examine decision making in school construction and renovation projects. Topics include managing construction risks, obtaining adequate and appropriate professional... 10/31/1998
Construction Planning for Tomorrow's Schools. Advises that schools plan for the future when renovating, explaining the benefits of fiber optic cabling, conduits large enough to accommodate future cable pulls, wireless transmitters, networked... 12/31/2003

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