Schools for the Future

Title Abstract Publication Date
Turning Vision into Reality: Dysart's Concept School of the Future. Narrates the creation of this new K-8 school as a school of choice in this Arizona district, accommodating an integrated curriculum and the district's gifted and talented program. Significant... 06/30/2007
Twenty Years of Design Innovation. Presents quotes from eleven architects regarding the last 20 years of school design history, along with some predictions of what school facilities are evolving toward. 03/31/2001
Understanding Digital Kids. Teaching & Learning in the New Digital Landscape. Digital native learners prefer (1) receiving information quickly and from multiple resources; (2) parallel processing and multitasking; (3) processing pictures, sounds, and video before text; (4)... 05/31/2004
Universal Design. Examines school universal designing that is both user-friendly for all students and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It provides the basic functional design issues for easy traffic... 04/30/1999
Video Interview with Prakash Nair. Presents an interview with an experienced school planner concerning the future of school design, the role of the community and student safety in school design, flexibility in school design, and other... 02/19/2006
What Educators Want to Put in the Schools of the Future. School teachers and principals want to trade cafetoriums and windowless classrooms for natural light and interactive environments, and they also want schools to be safe. 11/08/1998
What If...Re-Imagining Learning Spaces. Presents the outcome of a workshop bringing together individuals from a range of design, teaching, mentoring, policy and research backgrounds. The workshop aimed to re-imagine learning spaces, and... 12/31/2005
What If...Visualizing Change in the Learning Environment. Discusses eminent changes for higher education, and how these affect the way they use their existing facilities. As the role of the teacher as lecturer recedes, the role of technology, interactive... 07/31/2008
What is the Classroom of the Future? Reports on Slate Magazine's Fifth Grade Design Studio, a competition to design the fifth grade classroom of the future. Winning design by Greg Stack and Natalia Nesmealnova of NAC Architecture... 02/28/2011
What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar. The process of planning and designing a new school requires both looking outward (to the future, to the community, to innovative corporate powerhouses) as well as inward (to the playfulness and... 08/25/2011
What the Classroom Can Learn on a Field Trip. Describes the Summit Elementary in Casper, Wyoming. The open plan facility emulates museum-style presentation of information and integrates disciplines within the same space. 04/30/2011
What the Future Holds for School Design. Envisions the continuing role of the school as a place for classical learning and socialization, with a growing importance of real-world and community interaction within the school. 08/27/2008
What the Schools of the Future Could Look Like Descriptions of the winners of the Future Proofing Schools design competition where designers where invited to submit their ideas for the next generation of relocatable classrooms. The competition,... 02/05/2012
What Will School Look Like in 2050? Analyzes twelve trends and counter-trends that may affect educational delivery, and educational facilities, over the upcoming decades. These trends cover demographics, school choice, outreach and... 12/31/2007
What Works and Why: The Learning by Design Review Panel Explores Trends and Challenges. A review of more than 100 educational facilities designs revealed common themes: desire for small communities of learners even in large schools, facilities that reflect the community they serve, and... 12/31/2001
What's Next: Trends for 2012 and Beyond Industry leaders discuss what to expect in 2012, including green trends, accommodating new technologies, alternative energy, changes in how buildings are designed, built, and maintained, and... 12/31/2011
Who's Got Next? Predicts trends for higher education facilities, including expanded bookstore space and services, 100% smoke-free campuses, expanded research laboratories, heightened emergency preparedness,... 12/31/2007
Why Optimal Learning Environments Matter. Keynote Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Anchorage, Alaska. Describes the attributes of an optimal learning... 12/01/1999
Will There Always be a Schoolhouse? Explores Lewis J. Perelmans views on how technology will change the place where education takes place. Perelman discusses how learning is being leveraged by technology, and the future of the... 08/31/1994
Winter 2007 School Design Institute: A Report of Findings. Presents the comments and recommendations of specific projects presented by the superintendents of six school districts, working with a team of five experts specializing in the field of K 12 design... 01/31/2007