If you go solely on the basis of all the schools that a particular architectural firm has done, then you don’t know whether that particular architectural firm has designed good new science facilities or whether personalitywise they can work with the people in the school district. There are a number of almost equally valid issues that he school district ought to look at.
Safe Science and Small Learning Communities Schools that are designed to serve students in small learning communities, or pods, can provide safer science areas and save considerable costs, both initially and in the future, by centralizing those facilities. And, most students and faculty seem to prefer this type of arrangement. This article, from the May 2010 issue of School Planning and Management tells how.