Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Design guidelines (139)

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Assessing Secondary School Design Quality

Provides recommendations for building schools for the future (BSF) for everyone involved in this capital programme drawing upon the results of a survey conducted on recently constructed school buildings in the UK. The programme explicitly links the quality of school design to the quality of education.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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10 Criteria for Successful School Design

Provides a framework for reviewing design proposals for school renewal projects in order to test them against the specific brief for the project and against some universal principles of good school design.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: UK-England
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Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: A Guide to 21st Century Learning Space Design

Provides a guide to 21st century learning where the use of innovation and technology play an important part in the delivery and acquisition of knowledge.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: UK-England
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How Intuitive Design in Schools can be Achieved by Engaging with the Consumers

Discusses how the marriage of good design and consumer ownership leads to a better understanding by the user and ultimately a more profitable creation.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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Building Better Schools: Investing in Scotland's Future

Presents Scotland's new school estate strategy, revised from the previous strategy in 2003, within the context of the National Performance Framework, "Curriculum for Excellence" framework for effective learning and teaching, and broader policy context and partnerships. Describes the aspirations, guiding principles and objectives for managing change, and next steps in terms of resources and funding and measuring progress, in addition to case studies.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: UK-Scotland
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Space to Develop: How Architecture can Play a Vital Role in Childrens' Lives

Explores the background to "Making Space 2010", an exciting design programme which aims to focus international vision on the importance of space, within the context of Scotland's ambitious school building programme and forward thinking educational reforms.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: UK-Scotland
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National Best Practices Manual For Building High Performance Schools

Provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with design decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities for seven climate zones across the United States. Some chapters of the publication focus on energy-efficient building shell, mechanical and ventilation systems, renewable energy systems, and transportation.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: United States
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Report from the National Summit of School Design: A Resource for Educators and Designers

Details eight overall recommendations made by The National Summit on School Design participants following discussions on a range of school design topics stressing school design principles for the 21st century -ideas, best practices, and concerns on such issues as school size, technology, trends in learning, siting and location, and public process and community-school collaboration. Examples of innovative school design and community-school collaboration taking place all across America are provided at the classroom, school, and community levels.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: United States
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North Carolina Public Schools Facilities Guidelines

Provides school systems and designers with useful and reliable design information to use as a basis for new schools, additions and renovations in order to enhance the ability of local school systems to plan effective and efficient facilities which maximize instructional opportunities for students. Defines and describes the educational spaces needed to support a modern, comprehensive educational program and to set minimal guidelines for types of spaces and for sizes of spaces and serves as a planning guide for those in the process of building, enlarging, or renovating school facilities.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: United States
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Designing Places for Learning

Presents information about the condition of schools around the United States. Also describes the link between architecture and academic success and offers suggestions for improving the design of existing and future school buildings. Eleven articles look at schools as places of deep meaning and show how that view can alter approaches to the design, construction, and renovation of schools.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: United States