ERIC Number: ED024235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Existing Schools, Their Future. Upgraded Schoolhouses with Fallout Protection.
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Architecture.
Educational environment in California has evolved from the one-room schoolhouse to the two-story center corridor building with self-contained classrooms, to the "finger-plan" arrangement and more recently to the large enclosed shell of flexible teaching space. Existing facilities must be remodeled to carry on the educational process for earthquake resistance, and for fallout protection. Residential areas, where schools are located, are deficient in shelters. Fallout protection can be achieved in schoolhouse design without impairing the educational intent and without excessive cost. Remodeling should also include improved library facilities, media center, and special facilities. Studies were made of six existing schools in California. Burton Elementary School serves grades K-8 in semi-rural surroundings, and enrollment should increase to 1,000. Sacramento High School is akin to "campus-type" plan arrangement of 14 buildings. Enrollment is 2,500. Marie A. Murphy Elementary School is a "finger-plan" school. Future enrollment after remodeling will be 780. Alessandro Elementary School will serve 700 in grades K-6. Edison High School is projected for 1,400 pupils, grades 10-12. Raphael Weill Elementary School is planned for 950 enrollment, K-6. (LD)
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Sponsor: Office of Civil Defense (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Architecture.