Space Requirements

Title Abstract Publication Date
2006 Middle School Prototype Space Requirements and Special Conditions. Presents space requirements and special considerations for a 1750-student prototype middle school, including administrative, resource material, student activity, physical education,grade-specific... 02/28/2006
A Classroom's Size Determines Its Capacity. Reviews the evolution in classroom capacity as educational programming has changed and offers a contemporary formula for determining a classroom's capacity based on its size and the furnishings... 11/30/2007
A Truly Bookless Library. This article discusses the fact that more and more libraries are devoting less space to printed books, and are thus reimagining the physical space of the library. Profiles the University of Texas at... 12/31/2010
Academic Science Planning: Linking Curriculum to Space Discusses at length the challenges of designing complex STEM buildings. Strategic thinking is required. 08/31/2011
Aces of Space. Profiles four schools that use technology, new design concepts, and flexible furnishings to reinvent their teaching spaces. Curved rooms, interconnected and networked electronic wall displays,... 05/31/2011
Application Guidelines: School Space Accommodation Standards. Presents Canada's space guidelines for schools managed by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. The document recommends types of spaces to be created and defines net and... 07/05/2000
Arizona State School Facilities Board Minimum School Space Requirements. This document presents methods for determining minimum school space requirements for Arizona public school classrooms; libraries and media centers; cafeterias; auditoriums and other multiuse space;... 09/10/2000
Benchmarking: A New Approach to Space Planning Questions some fundamental assumptions of historical methods of space guidelines in college facility planning, and offers an alternative approach to space projections based on a new benchmarking... 03/31/1999
Beyond Net-To-Gross: Analog Tools for Thinking with Non-Architects about the Design of Circulation and Other Shared Spaces. Uses the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Biology building to demonstrate design solutions linked to substantive issues about the client's activities, strategies and goals. The... 12/31/2004
Budgeting Academic Space. Discusses effective space budgeting and allocation practices and processes needed by higher education administrators. Includes a case study of Middle Tennessee State University. 10/31/2011
Building Bulletin 82: Area Guidelines for Schools. This bulletin provides non-statutory guidance on the provision of teaching and non-teaching accommodation for nursery, primary, and secondary pupils, as well as school grounds. It is directed at the... 09/05/1996
Building Bulletin 98: Briefing Framework for Secondary School Projects (Revision of Building Bulletin 82: Area Guidelines for Schools.) Part A of this bulletin offers a framework for every secondary school to develop a strategic masterplan, incorporating any future building project, whether major new buildings or minor refurbishments...
Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools. Analyzes and illustrates the intent and potential interpretations of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) as it applies to educational facilities. The book discusses how the Code was developed... 12/31/2006
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
Calculating School Capacity: Local, State and National. [Presentation] Includes variables and definitions of capacity; addressing constraints; calculation strategies; and lessons learned. 12/31/2006
Campus Officials Seek Building Efficiencies, One Square Foot at a Time. Discusses higher education space management, focusing on college space planning professionals who concentrate their efforts in ensuring that all space is properly outfitted and used as much as... 04/16/2009
Career Education Facilities: A Planning Guide for Space and Station Requirements. Provides the educational planner and the architect with some suggestions concerning models by which they may plan new flexible-use, shared-space occupational education facilities. Guidelines for... 03/31/1973
Charter School Facilities: A Resource Guide for Planning School Space and Understanding Building Codes. Assists with space and facility planning for charter schools, with particular attention to New Hampshire's charter school laws. The document outlines the work of the facility committee or team,... 12/31/2003
Classroom Size and Number of Students Per Classroom. Discusses what size classrooms should be and what research is revealing on the concept of social distance and its influence on classroom size considerations. A standard classroom size chart is... 12/31/2000
Classroom Space: Right for Adults but Wrong for Kids. Describes the inadequacy of traditional classroom arrangements for children. More square footage with flexible furnishings are required so that open learning areas can be created. (Includes 12... 12/31/2002
Classroom Use and Utilization. Discusses how college and university classrooms are distributed by size on a campus, how well they are used, and how their use changes with faculty and student needs and desires. Details how to... 04/30/2002
Community Concept 2005 Prototype Elementary School: Space Requirements and Special Conditions. Presents space requirements and special considerations for a 720-student prototype elementary school, including administrative, resource material, student activity, kindergarten, learning center,... 10/31/2005
Computing the Real Costs of School Technology Computers and other new technologies are changing how school buildings must be designed. Introduces the full range of building designs that high-tech learning necessitates. Tables present unit costs... 06/30/1999
Defining Capacity Discusses school capacity determination for K-12 public elementary and middle schools and special education. Capacity determination is illustrated based on 25 students per class. 12/31/1999
Design Standards for Children's Environments. This 3-part book addresses the design or maintenance of spaces where children are the primary users covering both commercial and residential designs and products. Part I chapters provide... 12/31/1999

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