Information on the design of teaching spaces and faculty workplaces, the interface of teachers with their environment, and teachers' roles in school facility planning.
References to Books and Other Media
(National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC , Oct 2010)
This paper addresses the key elements found in well-designed teachers' workspaces, including both classroom- and office-based workspaces; and highlights important development principles when designing these workspaces. Educational trends that have affected the rise of both classroom- and office-based work space are briefly discussed. 4p.
References to Journal Articles
20 Ways to Create a Healthy Faculty Environment
De Haan, Jac
Edutopia; Oct 18, 2011
Includes recommendations on an optimum faculty lounge.
Building Blueprints: Science Facilities.
School Planning and Management; v49 n5 , p42,43 ; May 2010
Addresses the need for safe science teaching spaces, made safe and cost-effective by being placed at the center of a space shared by adjacent teaching pods for math and liberal arts.
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.