It’s a common problem: in winter, one room with a southern exposure is well-heated, while another is a few degrees colder because it has a north exposure. During summer, it’s just the opposite. The traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system responds with an “all or nothing” approach: it’s either operating at 100 percent […]
The early learning years can be a stressful time. In many cases, it’s not only the first educational experience for the child, but it’s also the first time that parents are sending off a child. The design of the early learning center has the potential to reduce that stress for both child and parent. In […]
“Educational architecture can create opportunities for learning, or barriers to it.” Patrick Brosnan discusses how community-based design can inspire leadership.
Facility costs are rising. Capital funding is scarce. What can higher education institutions do? Most colleges and universities know that their facilities have tremendous value. They also know it costs much more to build new than to remodel. More than ever before, institutional leaders are exploring every option to maximize reuse of their existing facilities. […]