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ERIC Number: ED227550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
School Design--State of the Art.
Brubaker, C. William
Text and small black and white photographs reproduced in this booklet outline a slide presentation of the significant design directions that influence the character of school facilities. The locations and names of the schools and the architectural firms accompany the pictures. Energy conservation factors are illustrated by schools of passive or active solar design, by earth sheltered designs, and by heat exchangers and sky lighting. The arrangements of buildings include campus and house plan schools, educational parks, and compact schools that have flexible space. Interior space design directions can be found in student streets, malls, commons, and atriums. "High tech" schools, constructed with contemporary industrial materials, create a new environment. Attention is also given to schools of a specialized nature such as magnet, community, career education, and special schools. Structural features are highlighted by earthquake code replacements and innovations such as air structures. Additions and renovations have recycled buildings for educational use, and also the reverse: surplus school space has been converted to serve new purposes. The location of schools is also featured by urban schools, environmental concerns, and regional characteristics. Finally, some new buildings are designed for possible future uses other than education. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Architecture for Education. Paper/slide presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (114th, New Orleans, LA, February 26-March 1, 1982). Text of slide presentation is appended to booklet of slide reproductions (photos), which may not reproduce well.