K-12 Schools

How do you create an inspiring space that has to survive the wear and tear, daily, of hundreds or maybe even thousands of kids and teens? Not only will the design be challenging, but the district’s budget may be an obstacle of its own. However, with the right approach, a school can be the foundation of a generation.
Photo: Dorma

Photo: Dorma

March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...

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Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing...

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The centerpiece of the school is the 11-story Lakeside building, which was built

The centerpiece of the school is the 11-story Lakeside building, which was built in 1977. Photo courtesy Atlanta Public Schools

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Formerly occupied by IBM, the 11-story Lakeside building is the new home for North Atlanta High S...

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January 28, 2014 | Star Building Systems

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public...

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The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners in the Cultural/Institutional/Educational catego

January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excel...

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The Center for Energy Efficient Design, an award-winning ZNE learning laboratory

The Center for Energy Efficient Design, an award-winning ZNE learning laboratory for middle school students in Rocky Mount, Va.,

January 15, 2014 | New Buildings Institute

The New Buildings Institute's 2014 Getting to Zero Status report includes an interactive map deta...

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Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design tools. Photo A. Zahner Company

January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” all...

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January 14, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

An exclusive survey reveals that Building Teams are doing their part to make the nation’s schools...

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Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short & Associates and completed in 2000. It uses 51% le

January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand...

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Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice,...

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January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Many of the principles and concepts described in our Special Report on K-12 security also apply t...

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Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas

Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas) ISDs buildings while monitoring two others on

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related consid...

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Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk

Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk

January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...

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January 07, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 17, 2013 | USGBC

The Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, was named a winner of USGBC's annual award,...

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December 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Smart classrooms, DNA-based medical care, and wired cities are among the technology-related innov...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 26, 2013 | IHS

Construction costs in North America rose for the 22nd consecutive month in November as labor cost...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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November 18, 2013 | CertainTeed

The new alliance has uncovered easily accessible solutions to address these acoustical challenges...

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The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transforme

The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River in Nashville was recently transformed into offices and event space. Hastings Archite

November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The BD+C editorial team brings you this special report on the latest green building trends across...

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November 13, 2013 | Navigant Research

The worldwide installed capacity of GHP systems will reach 127.4 gigawatts-thermal over the next...

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The Pflugerville (Texas) Elementary School is among a number of net-zero-ready s

The Pflugerville (Texas) Elementary School is among a number of net-zero-ready schools planned in the Lone Star State. Energy-ef

November 05, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

As more net-zero energy schools come online, school officials are asking: Is NZE a more logical a...

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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi

U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Vision U40 competition. Fifteen teams battled for $5

October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention aw

The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention award for innovative metal detailing.

October 07, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The FDNY Fireboat Firehouse in New York and the Cirrus Logic Building in Austin, Texas, are among...

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The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel Uni

The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel University, Philadelphia

September 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...

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