ERIC Number: ED143138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How to Make Old Buildings Fit New Needs.
Fredrickson, John H.
Recycling existing school plants requires needs assessment, resource evaluation, decision-making, and appropriate action. A long-range plan must be developed through an investigation and evaluation of educational philosophy and objectives, present educational programs and practices, current educational trends and legislation, and community educational expectations. Educational specifications based on the master plan should be developed and applied to the structure to determine how much building modification may be required. The next step is to ascertain whether the building can be renovated structurally and done so economically. Authorities should ascertain the historical significance, if any, of structures being considered for renovation. An architect should be selected from among those with strong renovation experience. The last step for the decision-makers is to review the various data (educational policies and procedures, educational specifications, and the architect's reports and recommendations) gathered or produced during the planning process, and take appropriate action. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the State Convention of the Wisconsin Secondary School Administrators Association (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, October 26-28, 1977)