Public Architecture is excited to announce the completion of the Facility Guide for Early Childhood and Elementary Schools, a resource compiled for KIPP Foundation to empower their staff and educators to use the design of their learning environments as a tool to advance a student’s education.
The guide is a collaboration between Public Architecture and Cannon Design that takes educators through the design process to help identify unique facility needs related to early childhood and elementary school learning environments, to assist the design development of facilities that support the school’s mission, and to address facility considerations both at an early, visionary stage and a more detailed facility planning stage.
The guide provides educators with prompts to generate broad ideas and set goals with space considerations in mind, the nuts and bolts that help to determine the needs of their facility and to achieve the goals they have set for their students, and case studies that outline best practices to help them frame their decisions.
While this guide was developed specifically for the KIPP network, the issues it discusses and provides can have broad applicability to anyone interested in using design as a tool to create high performing learning environments.
To view the guide, click here.