ERIC Number: ED033542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Loft Building as a School House: A Study for the School District of Philadelphia.
Murphy, Levy and Wurman, Architects, Philadelphia, PA.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
The Philadelphia Board of Education has begun to consider the purchase and conversion of commercial and industrial structures for use as teaching facilities. One such building, a six-story fireproof loft building, has been purchased for this purpose. This study investigates the possibilities and limitations of conversion and points up the capabilities and difficulties of such an approach. It is divided into four parts--(1) a description of the spatial and structural characteristics of the loft building, (2) an analysis of its capacity to meet general design criteria for teaching spaces, (3) an outline of the program for an intensive learning center, and (4) a design proposal incorporating specific design recommendations. (TC)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Plans, Construction Costs, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Facility Improvement, Facility Requirements, Flexible Facilities, Space Classification, Space Utilization, Structural Building Systems, Traffic Circulation
Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Murphy, Levy and Wurman, Architects, Philadelphia, PA.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.