Facility Planning

Facility Planning: Common Understanding

School design considerations for deaf and hearing-impaired learners.

To accommodate the hearing sensitivities of young learners and enhance mainstreaming, it makes sense to consider designs that address the needs of deaf and hearing-impaired students. Interpersonal connection is the key strategy for designing spaces for these students. Here are some design considerations that can be integrated into learning environments:   Overall design: Provide views to other areas of the school to promote visual delight and connectivity. Consider designs with ...

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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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