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SPACES AND TRACES OF THE
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
As a class project, an analysis of how spaces enhanced or detracted from social interaction
and aesthetic pleasures was completed in fall 1999 on the UWM Campus. Methods of assessment included design review and inventory, tracking people in places,
interviews to determine viewpoints and visions. Design recommendations are made based on this information.
Pp. table of contents + 32; drawings, plans and illustrations,
THE SMALL PUBLIC LIBRARY:
DESIGN GUIDE, SITE SELECTION & DESIGN CASE STUDY
Ann Blocher Hill
A design guide based on available empirical data and expert opinion on
user behavior in and around small public libraries. Includes a site
selection analysis and a sample design case study for a community in
southeastern Wisconsin. Highly illustrated. Reprinted in 1987.
Pp. vi + 120; drawings, plans and illustrations
DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR
Raquel de Jesus
Provides architects, designers and teachers with design guidelines for
designing the child's environment responsive to the Montessori method of
teaching. This report is based on three types of information: books
written by Montessori and her followers, interviews and inventories done
in six Montessori schools, and other environment-behavior criteria for
early child care environments.
Pp. iii + 80; drawings, diagrams and tables
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES: THE
IMPACT AND ROLE OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SCHOOLS ON TEACHING AND
LEARNING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
The quality of the educational environment is rapidly diminishing due to
the plethora of social and economic problems plaguing urban communities.
Due to this crisis, the physical infrastructure of school systems is being
virtually ignored. The author addresses the impact of physical
infrastructures on education and the impact of the school building on
student achievement. Finally, the author synthesizes and builds upon
existing models developed within several disciplines to direct further
applied research on educational environments.
Pp. vi +118; illustrated
Buildings in Use Study
This study contains the results of a two-year post-occupancy evaluation of four elementary schools in
Columbus, Indiana, all designed by nationally prominent architects.
Two of the schools contained traditional classrooms and two utilized open plan concepts.
The report evaluates a wide range of technical and functional factors.
+ 258; drawings