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Title: 21st Century School Design

21st Century School Design
  • Building and Designing Schools
  • For Tomorrows CMCSS!

Current Issues in K-12 School Design
  • Increase in community centered schools
  • Perceived increase in school violence as well as
    increased security
  • High tech-multi-media environments
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Instructional flexibility
  • Designs for a variety of learning small group,
    individual, large group, hands-on, independent

Increase in Community Centered Schools
  • School design that allows for better access
    restrictions to areas not needed for public use
    in the evenings
  • Determining how schools can be 24 hour facilities
    or multi-use facilities for community and

High tech-multi-media environments
  • Classroom design that maximizes use of the kind
    of technology used at Barkers Mill through
    outside the box classroom layout and design
  • Interior design that makes use of technology
    building wide rather than just in the classroom

Energy Efficiency (Green School Design)
  • Use recycled building materials
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Daylighting the school design strategically
  • Better air quality through purposeful design
  • Superior acoustics and thermal comfort
  • Minimize energy demand
  • Minimize water usage
  • Use energy-efficient lighting, mechanical
    systems, and renewable energy sources

Energy Efficiency (Green School Design
  • Solar planning for site and design
  • Attention to lighting, mechanical systems,
    plumbing and water systems and electrical systems
    (a design that complements these new kinds of

  • Schools are like cities where the city center is
    like the student center, homes like classrooms,
    streets like hallways, parks like common areas.
    Increasingly school cultures will become
    interdisciplinary, team planned and taught.
  • Herman Hertzberger

Instructional Flexibility
  • Buildings designed to accommodate
  • Information technology
  • Teachers role change from instructor to
  • Schools less industrial to more personal
  • Classrooms with more flexible and fluid design

Issues Specific to Rossview Elementary
  • External wall space/footprint/lower profile for
    cost savings
  • Possible less masonry
  • Design incorporating pre-fabricated metal
  • More energy efficiency
  • Security (internal and external)
  • Opportunity for environment bid environment
  • Instructional issues around technology, classroom
    design that encourages todays best teaching
  • Instructional approaches in elementary schools
    have greatly changed in 20 years
  • Storage
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