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ERIC Number: ED014865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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A SCHOOL FOR ALL SEASONS.
BERGQUIST, ROBERT
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A HIGH SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA INCORPORATING FLEXIBILITY TO ACOMMODATE ALMOST ANY FORESEEABLE EDUCATIONAL CHANGE. STUDENTS MOVE IN THE MIDST OF A COMPACT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALMOST EVERY SQUARE FOOT OF SPACE IS USABLE ACADEMIC SPACE. EACH DEPARTMENT SUBCOURT COMPLEX IS SITUATED SO AS TO BRING ALL STUDENTS INTO SOME CONTACT WITH ALL THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES SOMETIME DURING THE COURSE OF EACH DAY. THE NEARLY 2.5 MILLION CU. FT. INTERIOR IS CLOSED OFF FROM THE OUTSIDE BY SOLID WALL. SKYLIGHTS, A PROFUSION OF PLANTINGS, AND CO-ORDINATED COLORS WITH COLOR ACCENTS ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE A BUILT-IN OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT. THE STRUCTURAL FRAME IS A REINFORCED PRESTRESSED CONCRETE. A 5-FOOT GRID IS THE BASIC MODULE USED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. ALL INTERIOR WALLS ARE NON-LOAD BEARING AND MADE UP OF DEMOUNTABLE DOUBLE STEEL PANELS. THE WALLS ARE INSTALLED UNDER A SUSPENDED CEILING PLENUM WHICH HOUSES THE UTILITIES AND ELECTRICAL WIRING. ACCORDION AND FOLDING WALLS ADD INSTANT FLEXIBILITY TO THE ARRANGEMENT POTENTIAL OFFERED BY THE DEMOUNTABLE STEEL PANELS. TEMPERATURE CONTROL IS ACHIEVED WITHOUT A CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM. A FEW ELECTRICAL HEATING PANELS ARE SPOTTED IN CRITICAL AREAS. THE PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF HEAT DERIVES FROM THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF THE BUILDING INHABITANTS AND THE LIGHTING. CARPETING IS AN ESSENTIAL FEATURE OF THE OPEN PLAN CONCEPT. THE POTENTIAL OFFERED BY THIS FACILITY FOR FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND CURRICULUM EXPERIMENTATION IS ALMOST LIMITLESS. THE REPORT INCLUDES BUILDING AND CARPETING COSTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FLOOR PLAN. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.
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