ERIC Number: ED426573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Design-Down Process: An Alternative to the Traditional Education Specification Process for Defining Learning Environments. IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues.
Jilk, Bruce A.; Copa, George H.
This report describes the design-down process of defining educational specifications that includes recognition of societal changes and community involvement when building or renovating schools. A progressive, collaborative step-by-step approach is described through which the design team moves in the development of a school building design. Each step described enables the team to work through all the elements of the design process quickly while allowing ideas that are held in common to surface and keeping track of unresolved issues and questions for follow-up efforts. The process ensures that the learning signature (the school's uniqueness) and learning expectations are keystone specifications, the base from which all the others are to be derived and rationalized. (GR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Public Schools, School Community Relationship
Web site: http://www.cefpi.com/cefpi/issue/issue6.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ.