ERIC Number: ED429426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Specialties in Educational Facilities. A Conference of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (Boston, Massachusetts, June 19-21, 1997).
The American Institute of Architects convened a 1997 conference to explore the issues specific to designing specialties in educational facilities caused by educational reform's emerging methodologies and teaching philosophies. This document discusses the presenter's views of these issues in the following areas: creating engaging learning environments for a technology savvy student body; reforming educational curricula to meet 21st century job demands; planning educational facilities, performance spaces, libraries, and media learning centers that include participation from and consideration of its users; and the growing presence of new media technology into the learning environment. Final comments address how specialties in educational facilities are changing the architectural profession. (GR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Community Involvement, Design Preferences, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Relevance (Education), School Libraries, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.