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Design to Support Learning and Teaching

Effects on Learning

Reading a School Building Like a Book: The Influence of the Physical School Setting on Learning and Literacy

Implications of Curriculum Reform for School Buildings in Scotland.

New Zealand: Modernising Schools in a Decentralised Environment.

School Design Factors for Improving Student Learning:

Architecture Can Teach:

The Impact of School Environments: A Literature Review:

LAUSD School Facilities and Academic Performance:

Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes?

School Facility Conditions and Student Achievement:

The impact of school  environments: A literature review . London, United Kingdom: The Design Council:

Ten Educational Trends Shaping School Planning and Design:

New Designs for Learning: K-12 Schools:

Understanding the Design Process for Outdoor Play & Learning Environments:

Essential Aspects of Designing a School.

Principles of Design:

Best Practices Manual. 2006 Edition:

Sustainable Design

A Facilities Manager's Guide to Green Building Design:



Linking school facility conditions to teacher satisfaction and success. National Clearinghouse  for Educational Facilities:

The effects of school facility quality on teacher retention in urban school districts. Washington, DC.: National Clearinghouse for Educational  Facilities:


School Size and Capacity

Reducing the Negative Effects of Large Schools:

School Size, School Climate, and Student Performance:

Research About School Size and School Performance in Impoverished Communities:

Ongoing Dilemmas of School Size: A Short Story:

Enrollment, Capacity and Utilization Report 2007-2008.

Closing a School Best Practices Guide.

Enrollment, Capacity and Utilization Report 2006-2007.

Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005.

Ten Year Facilities Plan. [Idaho]

Bozeman High School: A Great School for a Great Community.

School Facility Assessments: State of Colorado.

Financing Excellence in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Educational Adequacy Assessments: Making a Difference Where Our Children Learn.

Myth and Reality: A Study of Excess Space in the District of Columbia Public High Schools. A Case Study of Cardozo and McKinley Technology Senior High Schools.

Design Capacity in the Chicago Public Schools.

School Capacities. [North Carolina]

Assessing the Net Capacity of Schools.

School Capacity Standards. [Colorado]

School Facilities Needs Analysis.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2010

Space Guidelines - Allowable Square Footage and Capacity. [Alaska]

Space Profiles and Capacity Worksheets for Schools. Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools.

School Facilities Report: The Results of a Statewide Survey To Determine the Physical Condition and Capacity of Wisconsin's Public Schools

Working Definition of Student Capacity Mathematical Calculation.[Arizona]

School Capacity Update: An Essential but Often Forgotten Planning Process. ED463639

School Plant Capacity Level of Service.[Florida]

Fewer Pupils/Surplus Space.

To Build or Not to Build: A Report on the Utilization and Planning of Instructional Facilities in Small Colleges.

It's Time to Redo.

Using a Student Yield Index in Planning for Student Growth.

Reviewing the State of Deferred Maintenance.

Atlanta Facing Empty Seats in New Schools.

Surviving Closings and Consolidations.

Using Demographic Studies to Project School Enrollments.

Facility Planning for Educational Change: The Perfect Storm.

A Radical-and Practical-Approach to Classroom Allocation and Scheduling.

How Large Should a School Be? Researching the Relationship Between Circulation Space and Program Space.

Defining Capacity



Engage Community /Work Publicly / Analyze Existing Conditions / Learner-centered Design / Focus: Teaching and Learning / Educational Specifications / Budget, Construction, Completion / Assess Throughout /


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October 5, 2009