ERIC Number: ED198649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Solutions for Surplus Schools. Technical Series/No. 6.
Preservation League of New York State, Albany.
The Surplus Schools Project was designed to stimulate and encourage the adaptive use and preservation of vacant school buildings in New York State. Through a statewide competition, the Preservation League selected four surplus schools that were located in four distinctly different communities and presented a broad range of problems and opportunities. With the cooperation of a local sponsor, the Preservation League provided each community with the professional services of an architect who formulated schematic adaptive use plans and feasibility studies for the school. The results of these studies were highlighted in this technical leaflet and in a traveling exhibit. The studies indicate that two schools could be transformed to community service centers, one could function as senior citizen housing, and another could be converted to a sculpture studio and school. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Art Education, Building Conversion, Community Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Housing, Older Adults, Preservation, School Closing
Preservation League of New York State, 13 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12210 ($1.00 postpaid; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Preservation League of New York State, Albany.
Identifiers: New York
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