Features


Audience Systems outfitted the white box theater with custom all-white seating.

Seating

Unique Seating Solutions for School Theaters and Gyms

What brings a school community together more than a school theatre production or a home game? In order to accommodate spectators and audience members alike, seating must prioritize comfort and versatility.

Palo Alto High School staff envisioned a library that would feature updated technology, natural light, and a more functional, open layout with clear sightlines and improved circulation patterns.

Modernization

Palo Alto High School's Library Transformation

Palo Alto High School staff envisioned a library that would feature updated technology, natural light, and a more functional, open layout with clear sightlines and improved circulation patterns.

Regarding school security, it’s important that we see facial recognition as a tool, rather than as a panacea. Technology needs to be thoughtfully incorporated into a larger plan for it be effective.

School Safety

How to Effectively Utilize Facial Recognition for School Security

It’s been one year since St. Therese Catholic Academy in Seattle made the decision to adopt facial recognition technology as one of their security tools — here’s what they've experienced since doing so.

A teacher carrying a tablet smiles while students are working at their desks facing the front of the classroom.

5 Reasons Teachers Leave and How to Prevent It

Here are five common reasons teachers are leaving their jobs and some ways to beat the odds and keep them.

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Flooring

5 Keys to Proactive Locker Room Cleaning

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Facilities (Walls, Ceilings & Floors)

The Noisy Classroom

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Lighting

Shining a Light on Success in the Classroom

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Construction Methods

Winds of Change: Storm Shelter Design Guidance

In recent years, the International Building Code has mandated that all new construction for K–12 schools in most of the Midwest and South Central United States include a community storm shelter. This article will explain the requirements of storm shelter design and explore best practices for planning and construction.



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Sustaining a Sustainable Building: The Keys to Operational Success

Targeting net positive energy design, the Fales Elementary School's positioning and geometry optimize energy generation from rooftop PV cells and daylighting.

The Library of Today and the Future

Building Blueprints

No More 'Shhhh!' The Library of Today and the Future

Our culture has changed. Your community has changed. Has your library changed yet?

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Harnessing the Potential of Outdoor Spaces

Enlisting students in your design plan and working alongside nature can result in outdoor spaces that are recreational, educational and engaging in ways you might not expect.

 Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

Expert Perspective

Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

As education principles continue to evolve, immersive learning environments offer an emerging and meaningful education tool.

Facilities & Design

Building Trendy K-12 Schools

The world of education is changing more quickly and more comprehensively than ever before. Two key developments are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools.

Trends in Education: View From the Industry

Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

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Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Future of School Security

From stronger but less intrusive safety measures and “shut-down” protocols to juggling varying degrees of clearance in a complex environment, schools and airports share many of the same challenges and goals in public security.

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