Facility Planning

Facility Planning: Sound Design

Designing schools for deaf and hearing-impaired learners.

Schools for the deaf and hearing-impaired require special design considerations. As mainstreaming becomes more common and students’ hearing sensitivities are revealed, it makes sense to incorporate these considerations into education facilities.  Deaf and hearing-impaired children typically do not call upon the same language development and learning skills that hearing children do. These children begin life unable to access universal communication systems. Experts suggest that ...

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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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