ERIC Number: ED027700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Space Is Where You Find It. A Study To Determine the Educational Potential of a Retired Government Testing Laboratory.
Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, Architects, Houston, TX.
Communities are looking to non-educational buildings for schoolhouse use. This report looks at the Frankford Arsenal Gauge Building in Philadelphia. Implications of the two-day workshop and the resulting study by educator, educational consultant and architect is both specific and general and serves as a starting point for school districts offered free buildings to help them in their search for good educational environments. The Gauge Building was the focus of several educational alternatives--(1) high school overflow space, (2) 9th grade housing, (3) an elective study center, (4) complementary high school courses for 800 students, and (5) after school functions. Physical values of the Gauge Building are analyzed in terms of a numerical framework within which a building's physical potential for renovation may be approximately determined. Inherent opportunities include important savings in time and cost, community improvement, and a strong educational idea. (LD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, Architects, Houston, TX.