© 2007

A Design Manual Schools and Kindergartens

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Part of the Design Manuals book series (DESMAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Building for Education

  3. Requirments of School Design

    1. Pamela Loeffelman
      Pages 22-27
    2. D. Baumann, C. NiederstÄtter
      Pages 28-33
    3. Mohamed Boubekri
      Pages 34-39
    4. Heather Marsden
      Pages 40-41
    5. Susan Herrington
      Pages 42-45
    6. Pages 89-109
    7. Pages 111-161
    8. Pages 163-225
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 252-255

About this book


The importance of education in a global economy is undisputed, and in the wake of international assessment studies schools and kindergartens have become the focus of considerable public interest. As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this Design Manual helps architects to grasp the underlying educational theories and how they can be realized in built form, so that the building fulfils its role as a 3-dimensional curriculum plan.

Over 80 international case studies covering all school types are examined and explained in the context of varying national and cultural education approaches. Among the key themes analyzed are the impact of modern communication technology, acoustic and lighting design, sustainability, internal circulation and outdoor spaces, renovation and adaptation to changing requirements.


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About the authors

The author is a practicing architect and a Research Fellow at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. He is a consultant to organizations involved in the design of schools and kindergartens, including the UK Government‘ s "Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment".

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