Case Studies--Elementary Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Healthy High Performance Schools. Examines the success of EPA's Healthy High Performance Schools standards and guidelines at Westwood Elementary School, Elk River (Minnesota) School District. This LEED-certified school's... 06/30/2008
Healthy School Environment and Enhanced Educational Performance: The Case of Charles Young Elementary School, Washington, DC. This report presents a case study of the renovation of Charles Young Elementary School in Washington, DC, focusing on how an improved school environment contributed to higher levels of educational... 01/11/2002
Heinävaara Elementary School Heinävaara, Finland. Describes the title school building by Cuningham Group Architecture, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and... 02/28/2003
Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Describes this San Diego school that was built on a site previously occupied by homes. The relocation funds allowed many of the displaced families to become first-time homeowners elsewhere. 09/30/2005
High Marks. Profiles the a new classroom and library facility at Marin Country Day School. Construction of the LEED Platinum building emphasized building within the existing campus footprint, restoration of a... 04/30/2011
High Performance Sustainable School Design: Roy Lee Walker Elementary, McKinney, Texas. This document describes the sustainable features of the Roy Lee Walker Elementary School (Texas), a prototype Eco Education school that blends the physical environment with the student learning... 12/31/2000
Hocking Hills Elementary School. Describes this Ohio elementary school that placed the noisy gymnasium and cafeteria away from classrooms at the back of the building, where they are also available for community use while the rest of... 06/30/2005
Honorable Mention Awards 2009: Excellence through Adaptation. Briefly profiles six school facilities and their respective design firms, cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition as being flexible and student oriented, as well as containing significant... 12/31/2008
Horace Mann School. Describes this San Jose K-5 school in a commercial urban setting. The appropriately institutional exterior gives way to a colorful and playful interior. Building statistics, a listing of the design... 02/29/2004
Impact on Learning Awards. Profiles seven schools selected for recognition in this competition. The entries were honored for their solution to of design challenges, emphasis on functionality, flexibility, innovation, and... 07/31/2010
In Slovenia, Sostanj Primary School Collaborates with its Community. Profiles this Slovenian school for years 1-9, hosting 731 students who are also involved in a variety of community projects which focus on the environment. 12/31/2007
Independence School. Profiles this Delaware private school addition that joins two pre-existing buildings, creating a single facility with ample classroom, specialized, and administrative space, as well as a 900-seat... 06/30/2006
Intelligent Primary School Project in Italy. Profiles the new “intelligent” primary school for 300 students (later to be expanded for 600) in the Municipality of Solaro in the province of Milan. This is the first primary school building in... 01/31/2007
Interview with Beth Herbert. Presents an interview with the principal of Winetka, Illinois' Crow Island School. She discusses how its flexible spaces are used and re-used for different purposes, its timeless design, natural... 06/30/2006
Ireland's Cherry Orchard National School. Describes this recently completed primary school, illustrating how architecture can contribute to creating a safe and warm environment in a distressed area, and can meet the particular needs of the... 04/30/2007
Irving Elementary School. Profiles this Iowa school that features natural light, vibrant interiors, easy wayfinding, and limited travel distance. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor... 06/30/2007
Jackson LEED School Tour. Illustrates the challenge of LEED-certified construction in the face of extreme cold. Davy Jackson Elementary School, Jackson, Wyoming, is a K-2 school that aims to conserve heat loss. While upgraded... 03/31/2009
Jean Parker School, San Francisco Describes the post-earthquake renovation of a San Francisco urban elementary school that preserved its historical detail within a modern replacement. Design features are detailed; photos and a floor... 10/31/1999
Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School, Belton Independent School District. Describes the architectural design, costs, general description, and square footage data for the Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School, Belton Independent School District in Temple, Texas. A floor plan and... 02/28/2001
John C. Daniels School, New Haven, Connecticut. Profiles this new elementary school in a mixed residential and commercial urban setting. For safety, the building is organized around an interior courtyard that features an amphitheater, reading... 06/30/2007
Joined Up Design for Schools Profiles over sixty projects in which school children thoughout Britain have commissioned pioneering concepts from an array of notable international designers and architects. The client teams of... 12/31/2004
Juan N. Seguin Elementary School, Houston, Texas. Profiles this daylit school, with classrooms collected pods of four or five, each of which features a common area that can be used as overflow or breakout space. Building statistics, a list of the... 04/30/2003
K-8 School Projects. Describes the award-winning designs of five K-8 schools, including the educational context, design goals, project participants, costs, specifications, plans, and photographs. 12/31/2004
K-8 Schools. Describes the award-winning designs of two K-8 schools: the Belmont Day School in Belmont, Massachusetts, and the National Teachers Academy Professional Development School in Chicago. Also provided... 12/31/2003
Kids on the Block. Describes the light-filled Montessori Children's Center preschool in San Francisco, which met a tight construction schedule by using a prefabricated steel frame and roof deck commonly used in... 03/31/2005