Preface (John Czarnecki)
The Learning Process.
School Programming and Planning Guidelines.
Early Childhood and Kindergarten.
Middle Schools and High Schools.
Future School Facility Spaces.
3. Design Concerns and Process.
The Planning, Design, and Implementation Process.
Common Problems and Cautions.
Trends in School Planning and Design.
Unique Design Concerns.
4. Site Planning.
Urban Site Selection.
Suburban Site Selection.
Elementary School Play Areas.
Security and Safety Concepts in Site and Building Design.
Sustainable Site Design.
Appropriate Building Systems and Construction Practices.
Fiscal and Anticorruption Controls.
6. Sustainable Design Issues.
Materials and Resources.
7. Structural Systems.
Prefabricated and Preengineered Structures.
8. Mechanical Systems.
Preschools and Kindergartens.
Middle and Secondary Schools.
9. Electrical/Communications Systems.
Impact of Technology.
Space Requirements: Rules of Thumb.
10. Technology and Special Equipment.
Technology’s Impact on Learning Space Design.
Common Material Selections for Primary Spaces.
Durability and Maintenance.
Considerations in Material Selection for Schools.
12. Acoustic Control.
Acoustical Performance: Materials and Spatial Proportions.
Hearing Impairment and ADA Requirements.
13. Lighting Design.
Light Levels, Light Reflectance Values, and Glare.
Electric Lighting Systems.
Windows and Daylighting.
14. Interior Issues.
General Use Space.
Color and Light.
To Build New or to Renovate?
17. International Design Issues and Opportunities.
Planning and Design Issues.
18. Operation and Maintenance.
New School Construction.
Existing School Buildings.
19. Cost Issues.
Other Factors that Can Affect Costs.
Value Engineering and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis.
Public School Financing.
Private School Financing.
Appendix A: Sample Space Program for an Elementary School, Grades PK–5.
Appendix B: Sample Space Program for a Middle School, Grades 6–8.
Appendix C: Sample Space Program for a High School, Grades 9–12.
Bibliography and References.