One of the reasons often noted in favor of constructing a new school is the difficult logistics required to maintain operations while renovating any existing school building. There is no question that maintaining continuous occupancy while renovating takes an extra level of planning, safety and communication, but it is entirely achievable.
Did you ride the bus to school or walk? Was it easy and did you feel safe? How long did it take? Safe and timely school arrivals and departures are important. The first or last few minutes at school can set the tone for the rest of the day. Here are 10 circulation and separation ideas to help reduce physical conflicts and control risk.
With so many of Pennsylvania’s schools (particularly in rural areas) more than forty years old, the original design of these facilities had little relevance to these relatively recent dangers. It is not necessary to wait for extensive renovations or new construction.
This paper describes how building design can enhance the Student Rec Center user experience and assist with the institution's recruitment and retention efforts.