Facility Planning

Facility Planning: Breaking the Line


Changing educational pedagogy can be a drawn-out process. A look at school design illustrates that reality. Across our nation, school design and construction has changed little during the past three-quarters of a century; some might argue over an entire century!   The basic construct model evolved out of the industrial age’s assembly-line approach to mass production. School designs for most of the 20th century were derivatives of the factory. Hallways functioned as conveyor belts ...

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Insights from Paul W. Erickson and others from architecture firm ATS&R about hot design topics.


Paul W. Erickson

Erickson, AIA/NCARB/REFP, is president of ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers, Minneapolis, a multi-disciplined firm specializing in pre-K to 12 and post-secondary school planning and design.
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