Due to the basic nature of science, science classrooms and laboratories are among the most hazardous instructional areas in the school environment, so safety for those who will be using the facilities should be a prominent concern for facility planners. The planning team should give specific attention not only to the design of the facilities but also to the establishment of emergency procedures.
Ninth Grade Science Center, Normandy High School
NORMANDY SCHOOL DISTRICT, St. Louis, MO
Scope: Programming and design of interior renovation for a flexible science lab/ classroom for ninth grade science.
***Winner, 2001 Impact on Learning Awards, Specialized Learning Environments category, sponsored by School Planning & Management magazine and the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International