School Architecture: Numerous Factors at Play

By Lisa Kopochinski

When it comes to school architecture, there is no “one size fits all” approach. A variety of design elements are at play — no matter if the facility is an elementary or middle school, high school or college — largely due to the various socioeconomic backgrounds, physical characteristics, learning styles and emotional intelligences that exist within the educational sphere.

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AIA Announces Educational Facility Design Awards

WASHINGTON — The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education selected 13 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s Educational Facility Design Awards, which aim to identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities.x 

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AIA Committee Names Top 10 Projects

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment released its annual top 10 list for sustainable architecture and green design. The program, in its 14th year, showcases projects that feature an integrated approach to architect, natural systems and technology. The list was compiled by a jury of design professionals.
355 11th Street Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building, San Francisco; Aidlin Darling Design

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Slight Rebound in Architecture Billings Index

WASHINGTON – Following a drop of nearly three points last fall, the Architecture Billings Index nudged up more than two points from January to February, according to figures released today.

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity created by the American Institute of Architects, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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