Case Studies--Elementary Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Our Lady of Lourdes School. Presents a case study of this Raleigh, North Carolina, private K-18 school, describing in detail the planning, budgeting, design, and detailing of the structure. Numerous plans and photographs are... 04/24/2001
Our Lady of Victory K-8 School. Profiles this school built with a low, residential profile that accommodated neighborhood concerns. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs... 04/30/2008
Paint by Numbers. Profiles Los Angeles' Aragon Avenue Elementary School expansion, which borrowed its exterior palette from the surrounding neighborhood of colorful bungalows, mountains, palm trees, and sky. 08/31/2006
Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Schools and Community, The Rosa Parks School. [Video] This video profiles the Rosa Parks School, which opened in 2007 to students in one of the most impoverished areas of Portland, Oregon. Facing a burgeoning population and a tightened budget, Portland... 02/28/2009
Passing the Green Test. Profiles the Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. The high-performance facility includes a geoexchange HVAC system, low- and no-water use restroom fixtures, use of... 06/30/2008
Phillis Wheatley Middle School. Describes this school and how it made use of a poorly drained, long, and narrow site. Three storm water retention ponds were created that created a functional system that looked like a natural design... 06/30/2005
Plano Elementary School: Small Steps, Big Savings. Profiles this Kentucky school that is the latest success of the Warren County Public Schools. The district's energy saving steps began with encouraging conservation within existing buildings,... 09/30/2009
Playing It Up. Profiles the Brenham, Texas, Christ Lutheran Church Day School. The brightly colored and articulated building helps the students easily identify their classrooms, each of which has a different shape... 06/30/2006
Portfolio of New Schools. Describes the building designs of Virginia's Frost Montessori School, Pole Green Elementary School in Hanover County, and five elementary schools in Carroll County. Describes the educational... 12/31/2001
Portfolio: 2008 TASA/TASB Awards. Presents the three winners of the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards (TASA/TASB) school architecture competition. Photographs, plans, and a list of project... 12/31/2008
Post-Occupancy 2006: The Waverly School, formerly P.S. 156, I.S. 293, Brooklyn, New York. Presents a post-occupancy evaluation of this 2001 facility that houses an elementary school and arts magnet middle school. Abundant daylighting, bathrooms in lower-grade classrooms, and a large lobby... 03/31/2006
Primary Ideas: Projects to Enhance Primary School Environments. Presents a toolkit of design principles, creative ideas, and projects for primary school environments, aimed at inspiring staff, pupils and parents. Its aim is to help schools take an inclusive... 12/31/2005
Primary School Architecture in Portugal: A Case Study. Profiles three Portuguese elementary schools, dating from 1898, 1969, and 1973, respectively, and illustrating the evolution of Portugal's standardized, yet flexible, school designs. 06/30/2008
Profiles of Significant Schools: Schools Without Walls. Discusses California's approach to building open space schools for the elementary grades. Open space schools provide an environment which encourages innovation and interaction. However,... 05/31/1966
Profiles of Successful Schools. Details three national award-winning schools. The two high schools and one K-6 school were selected for their comprehensive educational specifications, flexible designs, healthy interiors, and... 02/28/2006
Project Profile: Clearview Elementary, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Profiles this green school that cost 2.5% more to build, but returns $18,000 per year in energy cost savings. This amount will pay back the additional construction cost in nine years. Daylighting, a... 12/31/2006
Project Profile: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Portland, Oregon Case study of LEED Gold certified elementary school. Green framework not only reduced operational expenses and provided a healthier school environment but complemented and supported the educational... 12/31/2007
Providence, Rhode Island Schools. Describes two Providence schools built or under construction on brownfield sites, and the remediation measures undertaken that the author feels have been inadequate. 09/30/2006
PS 253Q, Far Rockaway, New York. Profiles this 750-student elementary school constructed on a tight urban site The three- story classroom blocks surrounds a protected play area. Building statistics, a list of project participants,... 06/30/2007
PS 59 - The Beekman Hill International School. Profiles this renovation of a former nurse's dormitory into a temporary home for this New York City school. Project information, plans, and photographs are included. 12/31/2009
Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School, Avondale, Arizona. Describes the design of the building named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes a general description; information on the architect, construction team, and... 08/31/2002
Raven Stream Elementary School. Profiles this Minnesota elementary school designed as a prototype whose wings can be flipped to adapt to subsequent sites. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor... 02/28/2007
Renovation/Modernization Profiles 26 outstanding educational facility renovations, selected for their contribution to the educational program, adaptability, design, technology accommodation, sustainability, and... 10/31/2008
Research Based Design of an Elementary School. Examines current learning styles and teaching methods in order to suggest a new form of learning environment for young students. Features such as different activity settings and small group... 02/28/2009
Restore, Renovate, or Rebuild? Profiles three historic schools that were renovated into effective modern learning environments, as well as one classroom annex that was created in an early 20th-century industrial building. 02/28/2009

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