Many high school science classrooms, including those recently designed and/or renovated, are not equipped for 21st-century science. Typical problems with existing facilities include insufficient space, overcrowded classrooms, designs that limit a teacher’s ability to supervise the class, no separation of lab and lecture functions, inadequate storage, no preparation space or individual/small group project space, no faculty office space, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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