ERIC Number: ED380865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Design Patterns for Educational Facilities: Translating Research into Prototypical School Designs.
Lackney, Jeffery A.; Moore, Gary T.
This paper describes findings of a study that integrated design patterns to illustrate prototypical school designs. The present work is part of a more comprehensive study conducted on the impact of school facilities on educational performance. The paper focuses on the third part of the study, which developed 27 design patterns to create integrated prototypical designs. It illustrates how these design patterns can be integrated to suggest a variety of prototypical school-design layouts. The 27 design patterns were organized into four hierarchical levels: (1) planning principles; (2) building organizing principles; (3) the character of individual spaces; and (4) critical technical details. The paper focuses on one of the prototypical plans based on a network of patterns--the team suite, or cluster of classrooms. The team suite is comprised of the following design patterns: modified open space, a flexible learning facility, small classrooms, a variety of learning centers, well-defined activity areas, table groups, nested classroom groupings, a portfolio process studio, a cluster of teacher offices, and indoor-outdoor transition spaces. Three figures and one table are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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