Article asks: what’s progressive about imposed school design?Leave a comment
September 22, 2013 by realrenewal
A new article on Schoolhouse Consulting’s EduChatter blog looks at two radically different Canadian schools, Regina’s Douglas Park Elementary School and Calgary’s Connaught School, each recently hailed as exemplars of 21st century advances in school architecture. They also exemplify the advantages of “Fixing It First” over “Tear It Down and Start Anew” when it comes to building and sustaining true community-based schools for the future, argues educator and author Paul W. Bennett. One-hundred-year-old Calgary Connaught School, completely renovated in 2008-09, is the first sandstone modernization project in Canada ever to achieve silver status for leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED).