Essential information for the design of elementary and secondary schools
Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete the design for elementary and secondary schools, large or small, on time and within budget. Bradford Perkins shares his firsthand knowledge in order to guide architects, planners, engineers, and their clients through all aspects of the design of school facilities.
This new edition is up-to-date with the latest developments in school design with a fresh look at technology's influence in the classroom, along with current research that shows how school buildings can impact teaching and learning. Highly illustrated and filled with new school case studies with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, this book combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and safety issues unique to schools, with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
This new edition offers: Numerous photographs, diagrams, plans, and sections An expanded and detailed guide for programming school facilities A new chapter on circulation and basic planning options New material on current trends in school planning and design A new chapter on sustainable design ideas An updated chapter on technology in schools An expanded discussion of international school design opportunities and issues
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.