SCHOOL ART FACILITIES DESIGN
Information on the design and planning of school and university art facilities, including resources on funding and art supply safety issues, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10
(National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, U. S. Department of Education, Apr 2012)
Presents selected findings from seven congressionally mandated arts in education surveys. These surveys were designed to provide national estimates of the characteristics of arts education in public K-12 schools for the 2009-10 school year and to allow comparison to selected estimates from an earlier study done in 1999-2000. This report provides national data about arts education for public elementary and secondary schools, elementary classroom teachers, and elementary and secondary music and visual arts specialists.
Designing Your Art Room
Tips for designing an art classroom, ideas for organizing the classroom, arrangement of space and materials, and more.
AMA Design Southfield Primary School Art Room Makeover
(Alexi Marmot Architects, 2009)
Video of makeover of primary school in Ealing, which was televised by the BBC. The vision was to create a blank canvas, a flexible space where creativity comes from the work the children make and display. The double height space allowed the introduction of a mezzanine, to create on the upper level a flexible space for personalised learning, exhibitions and multi-media. Low-level storage and a washable work surface were created under the exterior windows and more storage under the stairs to the mezzanine. Suspended acoustic panels were hung from the ceiling, and an interactive white board with integrated projector fitted to the teaching wall.
References to Journal Articles
Rose Center for the Arts, Lower Columbia College
Livegreen; Apr 2012
American studio Opsis Architecture designed the Rose Center for the Arts in Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, which not only meets the artists’ needs with a cutting-edge theatre and auditorium but is built with sustainability in mind. The center accommodates music, drama, painting and photography, and serves as a community centre offering a vast range of cultural programmes.
North Charleston School District Creates Its First Shared Campus
School Construction News; Dec 2011
Describes how the Charleston County School District participated in the transformation of an older neighborhood into a successful, sustainable community. CCSD engaged both the community and local government leaders, creating its own school master plan to construct facilities designed to attract young families and foster local neighborhood development. Details the design of the new 330,000-square-foot Center of Arts and Academics, located on a 55-acre abandoned school site in North Charleston, that is now a state-of-the-art arts facility and a community asset.
St. Louis Prep School Opens Completed Fine Arts Center
School Construction News; Nov 03, 2011
Chaminade College Prepatory School in St. Louis opened the doors to its new performing and fine arts center — a $17.5 million, 80,000-square-foot facility designed to support a variety of arts educational programs.
State of the Art Room.
School Construction News; , p12 ; Sep-Oct 2011
With easels for painting, drawing horses for drawing and flat surfaces required for collages, the varying curriculum in art leads to the question of how to furnish a classroom. Also discusses lighting, and computers in the art room.
The Diana Center, Barnard College.
Architectural Record; v198 n11 ; Nov 2010
Profiles this 98,000-square-foot, seven-level building that includes architecture and painting studios, exhibition galleries, a reading room, classrooms, faculty offices, a café, a dining room, a green roof, and, below ground, a 500-seat performance and event space as well as a 100-seat black-box theater. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Richardson Visual Arts Center.
Texas Architect; v60 n5 , p64-68 ; Sep-Oct 2010
Profiles this visual arts center at Fort Worth Country Day School. Photographs and plans accompany descriptions of the dedicated painting, ceramic, and photography studios.
Student Services and Visual/Performing Arts Complex, Bay College.
Design Cost Data; v54 n2 , p36,37 ; Mar-Apr 2010
Profiles this multi-purpose building, consisting of a combination of renovation and new construction. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Booker T. Washington High School.
Architectural Record; v198 n1 , p100-103 ; Jan 2010
Profiles this addition to a Dallas performing arts high school that connects to the restored 1922 original structure with generous studios and rehearsal spaces. Project information, plans, and photographs are included.
LASALLE College of the Arts.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this arts campus with classrooms, studios, offices, an art shop, exhibition space, student center, faculty lounge, library, and study pods. The complex occupies a full block in the heart of Singapore. Six entrances from four different streets make the building accessible to both students and the public. The exterior walls, made of aluminum and black stone, enclose a canyon-like interior surrounded by glass and steel volumes. Bridges link the volumes and serve as performance platforms. Project information and photographs are included.
American School and University; v82 n3 , p149,150,152-171 ; Nov 2009
Profiles 19 specialized educational facilities, awarded for their adherence to the stated goal of the facility, their ability to enhance learning, functionality, and sustainability. These include athletic, adult education, and arts facilities. Project information and photographs are included. (The URL for this citation links to the searchable database of American School and University Magazine s school design awards.)
American School and University; v81 n13 , p84 ; Aug 2009
Profiles Concordia College's Donald A Krenz Academic Center, selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The project was chosen for its 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 the project.