Case Studies--K-12 Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
(Re)Designing Learning Environments. This 20-page issue explores the opportunity for creating 21st century learning environments that not only focus on different kinds of educational architecture but also emphasize how time is used,... 09/30/2002
11th Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education. Recognizes 32 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices... 05/31/2010
2006 Impact on Learning Awards. Presents the eight winners of this competition, featuring K-12 schools that have developed specific solutions to real-world problems through design, engineering, and technology solutions. Building... 07/31/2006
2006 Notable Projects: Schools. Case studies, including project description, project team, and photographs, of the following schools: Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL, Perkins+Will; Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, NJ... 12/31/2005
2007 Annual Education Design Showcase Awards. Recognizes 70 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Most also include floor plans.... 05/31/2007
2007 Impact on Learning Awards. Presents the eight winners of this competition, featuring K-12 schools that have developed specific solutions to real-world problems through design, engineering, and technology solutions. Building... 07/31/2007
2008 Education Design Showcase Annual Awards. Recognizes 66 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices... 05/31/2008
2009 Impact on Learning Awards. Profiles eight schools cited in this annual awards program. The schools were selected according to their reflection of the challenge presented, functionality, flexibility and convertability,... 07/31/2009
A Contemporary Response to the Conditions of Place: El Colegio Cervantes de Torreon, Coahuila. Describes this K-12 school complex which uses indigenous materials and recalls the late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture of the city. Includes a site plan. 12/31/2003
A Dream Realized: The Development of King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. Describes the planning and design of King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, which provides students with opportunities to explore careers in health care and science... 12/31/2001
A Makeover With Attitude The renovation of a 1960's school in Canton, Ohio is examined. The 38,000-square-foot expansion incorporates classrooms that jut into a central performance space at odd angles with garage-style... 02/28/1997
A New Era in School Construction Begins. Provides several recently completed school renovation projects to illustrate how architects are reinventing an old school design model to better accomodate a growing student population and meet the... 01/31/2001
A School for Complex Needs. Presents a case study of the private League School in Walpole, Massachusetts, showing the role specialty materials and finishes play in the design of a school for autistic students. Use of... 06/30/2001
A Variety of Voices: Innovative Learning Spaces Transform the Hartland-Lakeside School District Describes how the Hartland-Lakeside School District, Wisconsin went from typical classrooms to innovative spaces. Across the district, teachers, students and administrators have transformed their... 05/30/2012
Academic Village. Presents design features of the Renner Middle School (Plano, Texas) where the sprawling suburbs have been kept at bay while creating the atmosphere of an academic village. Photos and a floor plan are... 12/31/2000
Alabama Magnet School Races toward Job Market. Describes Alabama's Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School, which was built for only $70 per square foot. Explores the relationship between its school-to-work, collaborative-learning approach... 12/31/2001
Ambassador Hotel Site to Become K-12 School Campus Reviews how the site of Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel will be transformed into a campus hosting a K-3, middle, and high school. Highlights of site planning and building design are included. 12/13/2007
An Educational Environment. Describes the development of a new 6,000 square foot outdoor learning environment at Cottage Lake Elementary School in Woodinville, WA, devoted to environmental education. The space includes a... 05/31/2001
Ann Richards Middle School. Presents photos and basic information about a Texas middle school whose architecture reflects the hybrid culture of the borderlands and regionalism in which it is located. A line drawing of the site... 08/31/2001
Architecture of Schools: The New Learning Environments. This guide focuses on the architecture of primary and pre- school sector in the United Kingdom and broadly considers the subtle spatial and psychological requirements of growing children up to, and... 12/31/1999
Art Forms. This article includes a description, photographs, and floor plans of the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) Arts Middle School in Crystal, Minnesota, winner of a 2001 AIA Minnesota Honor... 03/01/2002
Atha Road Elementary School, Monroe, Georgia. Describes the building design of the library and technology center named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes a general description; information on the architect... 06/30/2002
Back to Nature. Explains how Minnesota's first nature-center-based preschool supports its curriculum with a home-like, child-friendly country house design. Several photos are included. 12/31/2000
Belmont / Hollywood Primary Centers 2 and 3. Los Angeles Describes the title school building by Rios Associates, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction team; a... 02/28/2003
Best Practices Report: A Sampling of Best Practices and Resources of School Facility Construction. Reviews useful documents from the California Office of Public School Construction and several feature projects that illustrate recent school facility planning ideas and design solutions approved by... 02/28/2003

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