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  • Yes, I think Karina is right. This study by Barrett et al. is one of very few thorough, comprehensive investigations of the impact of classroom built environments on learning.  Here's the peer reviewed publication form of the same study Karina linked ...

  • I believe he is referencing the Clever Classroom study our of Salford UK by Professor Peter Barrett https://www.salford.ac.uk/cleverclassrooms/1503-Salford-Uni-Report-DIGITAL.pdf I would also point you to the ILETC (innovative Learning Environments ...

  • Can you please reference the study so we can read it as well? Thanks, Brad McKenzie, AIA Assistant Director of Business Operations Project Architect 3750 S. Fremont Springfield, Mo 65804 417.877.9600 ...

  • Paul, I just read a research study regarding how classroom design affects the academic progress of kids ages 5-11.  This study was conducted in England, so the curriculum is a bit different, but it examined 10 environmental design factors that have a ...

  • Greetings Paul, A good place to start is the Department of Education's ERIC database.  (eric.ed.gov).  I just searched the site using the search criteria (classroom physical condition) and got quite a few hits.  The best sources will be ones that have ...

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  • Hi all,  I'm hoping the individuals on this blog can share some precedent examples of adaptive reuse projects of former non-academic buildings into learning environments. These can be in either urban or suburban areas, small or large, national or international, ...

  • Large new construction projects on collegiate campuses typically generate buzz amongst students and faculty alike. The impact on the campus fabric, from construction noise to safety fencing, becomes an unavoidable but intriguing occurrence that can generate ...

  • What does reinventing the school experience mean to you? Is it related to modern facilities, new pedagogies, community partnerships, or is it a combination of all three? At Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Austin, Texas, the answer to ...

  • ​There are many tragedies related to the recent string of school violence in our communities. The fact that we are spending our valuable time and limited resources struggling to keep our children safe rather than being able to spend it on learning is ...

  •   In the wake of the Parkland shootings, the NRA has called for immediate hardening of schools, while NPR responded by saying they should be softened, and architects are caught in the crosshairs of the argument. Especially architects who are involved ...

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