Renovations

Title Abstract Publication Date
Facility Focus: Historical Preservation. Profiles historic preservations of landmark buildings at Virginia's Emory and Henry University and Pennsylvania's Lafayette College. In both cases, fine historic details were retained while... 07/31/2011
Facility Focus: Historical Renovations. Presents three examples of college buildings whose renovations have passed the test of time. Renovation problems, objectives, and cost data are provided for each. 04/30/1999
Facility Focus: Historical Renovations. Describes the adaptive conversion of the 1807 Georgia capitol into an academic, museum, and auditorium facility, along with the conversion of 1929 gymnasium into a student center at Adrian College. 10/31/2004
Felician Sisters Convent and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. Describes the renovation of this 1930's convent and school, preserving quality building materials while improving energy efficiency through a new, sophisticated HVAC system, landscaping, and... 10/31/2004
Find Out If Your School Is Fit for a Retrofit. Addresses the advantages of pursuing school renovation, rather than new construction, during a weak economy. Savings realized through closing air leaks and water intrusion are also discussed. 07/21/2010
Finding New Space in Old Places: Repurposing Auxiliary Gyms. To save money 20 years ago, school districts often used one space as a combination gym/lunch room/auditorium. Virtually every combination gym/lunch room or underutilized auxiliary gym is a viable... 10/31/2010
Fitting New Technologies into Traditional Classrooms: Two Case Studies in the Design of Improved Learning Facilities Examines research on the influence of classroom design on student learning attitudes and behavior and presents two case studies on the remodeling of five classrooms in two high schools to accommodate... 06/30/1996
Fix of Flatten? (Will Renovations Work for Your School Buildings?) Advises on how to determine if a school is worth renovating, or should be replaced. Evaluation if the building's physical condition, historical significance, a conversion planning process,... 09/30/2008
Fixing It Right. Discusses how a detailed plan can help schools set the right priorities for modernization projects. Examines planning elements such as identifying needs, prioritizing capital outlay funds,... 06/30/2001
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
Flip this Classrom. Describes how three classroom at a New York elementary school were flipped with a week-long replacement of furniture, carpet, lighting, and learning technology. No new construction was involved, and... 04/30/2010
Flip This Classroom. Learning Environments Matter. In the spirit of the ABC television series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this describes how three Westchester County, New York, classrooms were completely redone from the walls to the windows, and... 12/31/2007
Four Keys to Putting Tomorrow's Technology in Yesterday's Buildings. Insertion of computer technology in existing school buildings requires leadership at the district level, careful planning to provide properly located and sized support space, and a media backbone... 01/31/1997
Four Questions Can Lead to Better Ceiling Selection. [Four Ways to Evaluate Ceiling Quality.] Discusses considerations of aesthetics, acoustics, durability, and sustainability in ceiling selection. 07/31/2009
Gainesville High School, Media Center Addition and Renovations. Profiles this Florida high school addition, which retained over 75% of the existing walls and columns, and features abundant daylighting. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost... 06/30/2010
Get the Rehab Habit! Illustrates how an alternative high school in Seattle, Washington, used creative thinking to take space designed for other uses and make it into a user-friendly school. Highlights additional examples... 05/31/2001
Going from Dream to Reality: Steps to Grow Your School Facility Facing the possibility of expanding a Montessori school space can seem overwhelming. This article provides information on planning considerations, contract options, and construction phases. 12/31/2006
Going Up? The Pros and Cons of Vertical Expansion. Describes the advantages and disadvantages of the vertical expansion of school buildings. Considers such factors as fire protection, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and cost.... 11/30/2002
Green Design: New Construction vs. Renovation. Briefly reviews the six categories of LEED certification for new construction and addresses the additional options available with renovation projects. 03/31/2008
Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook. Assists with the evaluation and improvement of current school operations and maintenance practices and policies. The workbook is organized by LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M prerequisites and... 12/31/2008
Green Existing Schools Toolkit. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification. Included in the toolkit are the Green Existing... 12/31/2009
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas. A unifying campus plan provides cohesion to divergent themes. What was once a campus of loosely organized brick buildings built in 1963 with an open plan concept, the design solutions provide a... 01/31/2002
Guide to School Renovation and Construction: What You Need to Know To Protect Child and Adult Environmental Health. [New York] This guide presents cautionary tips for protecting children's health during school renovation and construction projects, the New York state laws regarding school renovation and construction, and... 12/31/1999
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

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