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Children's Environments

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BIRTH ENVIRONMENTS: EMERGING TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DESIGN
Alice Lerman

This monograph describes and critically analyzes the range of birth environments in current use and identifies innovative and successful design features of new maternal care facilities. The monograph offers architects and hospital planners a set of design guidelines for renovating or planning new birth facilities. The recommended design concepts and features are based on users' needs and organizational goals in the context of birth environments. Project funded by the American Hospital Association and by an American Institute of Architects Research Grant.

ISBN 0-938744-76-3
Pp. 110; plans and illustrations
R91-3/

 


CASE STUDIES OF CHILD PLAY AREAS AND CHILD SUPPORT FACILITIES<
Uriel Cohen, Tim McGinty and Gary T. Moore

Results of a post-occupancy evaluation of child care centers and outdoor play environments. This report covers 50 children's environments around the U.S. and Canada, and is based on the results of facility inventories, observations of spatial behavior, and interviews with staff, parents, designers and children. Developed under a multiple year grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this study received a Citation for Applied Research from Progressive Architecture in 1979. Reprinted in 1983, 1985.

ISBN 0-938744-03-8
Pp. v + 405; photographs, drawings, plans and maps
R78-2/

 


EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES: RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND DESIGN PATTERNS
Gary T. Moore and Jeffery A. Lackney

This monograph examines critical issues concerning the infrastructure of school buildings and some of the empirical studies regarding building/performance issues. An ecological model is presented to summarize the data and bring some clarity to the issues involved. The monograph also describes the process of developing design patterns and presents in some detail 27 design patterns which better support educational achievement. Finally, the monograph illustrates a prototypical design that grows out of the patterns, suggests needed new directions for research, and offers a critique and reconceptualization of educational facility planning models.

ISBN 0-938744-80-1
Pp. viii + 90; illustrated
R94-1/

 


MAINSTREAMING THE HANDICAPPED: A DESIGN GUIDE
Uriel Cohen, Jeffrey Beer, Elizabeth Kidera and Wendy Golden

A design guide for mainstreaming handicapped children in educational facilities. Based on a user-oriented programming process and existing research literature, 18 design principles are advanced for helping physically disabled and mildly retarded children cope with school facilities. Design principles suggest the important characteristics of environments hypothesized to promote children's interaction, positive self-image, confidence, accessibility, and academic development.

ISBN 0-938744-05-4
Pp. vi + 64; drawings, charts, and photographs
R79-5


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS
Gary T. Moore, Carol G. Lane, Ann B. Hill, Uriel Cohen, and Tim McGinty

Design guide for planning, programming and designing different types of child care facilities. Includes 115 patterns for the policy, planning, and design of large centers, neighborhood centers, and family day-care homes. Based on current research information. Highly illustrated with photographs and sketches. Received an Award for Applied Research from Progressive Architecture, 1980, and received the 1980 UWM Foundation Research Award. Reprinted 1981, with new photographs in 1984, 1988 and in 1991. Revised edition 1994.

ISBN 0-938744-06-2
Pp. viii + 450; photographs, drawings, and plans
R79-2/

 


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILD PLAY AREAS
Uriel Cohen, Ann B. Hill, Carol G. Lane, Tim McGinty and Gary T. Moore

Design guide for the planning, programming, and design of children's outdoor play environments. Includes 75 patterns for a range of children's play areas imbedded in a tiered park system and in conjunction with recreation, community, and educational facilities. Based on current research information. Received an Award for Applied Research in 1980 from Progressive Architecture. Reprinted 1983, with new photographs in 1985, 1988, and in 1991. Highly illustrated.

ISBN 0-938744-07-0
Pp. vi + 380; photographs, drawings, and plans
R79-1/


 

Educational Facilities: The Impact and Role of the Physical Environment of the School on Teaching, Learning and Educational Outcomes

Jeffery A. Lackney

 

 


 

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