ADMINISTRATIVE SPACES IN SCHOOLS
Information on the planning and design of school and university administrative spaces, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Journal Articles
New Minneapolis School District Headquarters Shine Bright
Star-Tribune; May 28, 2012
Describes the new $41.7 million Minneapolis school district headquarters complex that has an open design intended to encourage collaboration, and is LEED Gold.
Claremont University Campus Center.
Architectural Record; Feb 2012
Claremont College, near Los Angeles, consolidates administration services under one warehouse's roof, gaining light and levity with a sculptural cedar skin.
Portland Community College’s Downtown Center.
University Business; Mar 2011
Discusses the renovation of an historic building in downtown Portland that brings together Portland Community College (Ore.) administrators. The four-story, 44,000-square-foot building houses five departments; a multipurpose room could serve as a classroom. Current or new prospective students can walk in and register.
Safer School Office Designs.
Dorn, Michael S.
School Planning and Management; v50 n1 , p.9 ; Jan 2011
Suggestions for design features that can make a difference in addressing an aggressive person in the main office area.
The Richard E. Griffin Academic Center: College Sets Its Sights on a Difficult Site.
Building Design and Construction; v51 n5 , p44-46 ; Sep 2010
Profiles this academic and administrative center built on a 7,500 square foot lot in a sensitive neighborhood that had been damaged by urban renewal projects of the past. Two below-ground levels and a traditional brick façade mitigate the impact.
Synergy and Energy.
Athletic Business; v34 n4 , p27,28,30-32 ; Apr 2010
Describes the new multi-function buildings at Purdue and Nova Southeastern universities that house arenas, dining facilities, student fitness amenities, conference, and other organization office space. Advice on how to blend these functions into a single building is included.
Rutt Academic Center.
Design Cost Data; v54 n1 , p34,35 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles this building that integrates classrooms and central offices for the Lancaster Mennonite School System, as well as providing a gateway and security barrier for the campus. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, plans, and photographs are included.
Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this academic building with office space for 50 faculty and staff, three classrooms, a library, a learning center, a 175-seat auditorium, and an environment center for social gatherings. The contemporary structure blends the shape of a cathedral nave with that of a Connecticut barn, providing maximum performance in the New England climate. Extensive use of sustainable materials, rooftop photovoltaic panels, and a rainwater-harvesting system yielded a LEED Platinum facility. Project information and photographs are included.
Fentress, Curtis; Gidez, Greg; Bauman, Free; Popowski, Matt; Dickerhoff, Darryl; Webster, Tom
High Performing Buildings; , p28-40,42-44,46-48,50 ; Fall 2009
This California Department of Education headquarters features LEED Gold certification an 110 sustainability strategies. These include underfloor air distribution, photovoltaics, daylighting, occupancy sensors, and low-VOC interior products.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p49-53 ; Aug 2009
Profiles five administrative office areas selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Day, C. William
American School and University; v81 n10 , p28-31 ; May 2009
Advises on re-design of the school administrative area to emulate similar spaces in the public sector. The office must provide robust data network and communications technology for every workspace, technology for digital creation and storage of documents, more collaborative space, and less individual office space.
Lab Honored for Dramatic Renovation of Key Space.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p12-14 ; May 2009
Profiles Carleton University's Steacie SuperLab, a large and open facility created from four previous cramped and dark laboratories. Opening the space allowed for a doubling of fume hood capacity and a 20 percent increase in student capacity. The former ring corridor was reconfigured with modular prep labs and office space for lab coordinators, and incorporated into the teaching environment with the addition of chalkboard walls for impromptu discussions.
Specialized Educational Facilities.
Learning By Design; n18 , p159-166 ; 2009
Profiles six specialized educational facilities cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition. These include two technical education, one arts, one administrative, two athletic, and one library facilities. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org