Planning and Designing Schools

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America's leading educational architect gives readers the benefit of his decades of experience with award-winning and innovative school design. William Brubaker takes architects and educators step-by-step through the process of planning and building, or rebuilding, the schools of the future, whether large, single-unit high schools, or small, parklike, multi-unit elementary schools, and every permutation in between. The new baby boom and new philosophies of classroom learning have created a great demand for new school designs, and Planning and Designing Schools shows how those challenges can be brilliantly met.

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America's leading educational architect on designing the schools of the future. Elementary and educational schools are being built and rebuilt at a rapid rate to absorb the growing student population. And educators are demanding changes in the physical setting of education that will allow them to utilize the latest innovations in educational theory. In Planning and Designing Schools, award-winning architect William Brubaker shares his knowledge and expertise, gathered over 30 years and more than 200 school projects, to show architects and educators how to create practical, yet pleasing, answers to the challenges of school design. Planning and Designing Schools covers every phase of school design, giving complete information on such topics as: master planning; energy efficiency and indoor air quality; teaching-learning technology; controlling costs; schematic design. With 22 case studies as a guide, this unique volume covers every type of school design in depth, from renovations of existing buildings to entirely new physical plants, and shows how leading architects have designed successful schools with flexibility and multiple uses. These cases reveal the state of the art in the American architectural community today.

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C. William Brubaker (Chicago, IL) is the leading designer of educational facilities in the world today. He has specialized in educational planning and design for more than 30 years. Three of his recent projects, an elementary school and two high schools, were accorded the coveted Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects. A principal of Perkins & Will in Chicago, Brubaker is a fellow of the AIA.

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