ERIC Number: ED417578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Community Use of Schools: Facility Design Perspectives.
Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Celina, OH.
Described are ways in which schools are including spaces for technologically advanced media centers, auditoriums that can accommodate professional performances, expansive recreation centers, and elaborate and functional common areas and multipurpose rooms. The text opens with a discussion of some of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the community use of school buildings and includes numerous examples of cooperative programs. The planning process is detailed next, along with zoning requirements and the numerous facets surrounding design details. Some of the specific purposes of schools, such as celebrating the arts and recreational facilities, are discussed at length. Descriptions of general purposes follow based on the idea that the school is the heart of the community and should appeal to a broad range of age groups. Appendix 1 contains a community-use design checklist; Appendix 2 provides guidelines and policy statements. Each of the eight chapters feature numerous photographs of model schools. (RJM)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Community Schools, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Multipurpose Classrooms, School Buildings, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Construction, School Role, Shared Facilities
Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., 540 East Market St., Celina, OH 45822-0071 ($37.50).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Celina, OH.
Note: Contains numerous photographs that may not reproduce clearly.