ERIC Number: ED022333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
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Why Standard Plans Don't Work. AIA School Plant Studies.
Journal of The American Institute of Architects, Sep 1964
Dangers and difficulties are indicated in the use of standard school plans furnished by the state architect rather than individual design solutions developed for a specific situation. Criticism is raised of several state departments of education which continue to prepare and recommend standard school plans. Areas of difficulty include--(1) freezing a design solution, (2) lack of ability to meet individual community needs, (3) difficulty in adapting to site, (4) problems in supervision of construction, (5) questions of liability, and (6) inability to adapt to curriculum or technological changes. The article strongly recommends that standard school plans be discontinued and that designs should be developed with respect to the specific site, community, curriculum, and available technology. (MM)
Descriptors: Blueprints, Building Innovation, Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Innovation, School Construction, Site Development, State Standards
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Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
Note: Reprint from the Journal of The American Institute of Architects, September 1964