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Does Your School Make These Common Planning Mistakes?

We’ve all seen a school facility building process go astray or not deliver the end result the school district – and its families – were hoping for. It’s disheartening because we know school facilities... > READ MORE

Facility Maintenance Funding: How to Invest It Wisely

The clear inequities in the deferred maintenance formula for school facilities have long made it challenging for Minnesota K-12 schools to keep their facilities maintained – let alone get ahead. Some... > READ MORE

4 Ways to Make Our Schools Smarter

Schools are not built like the one I attended or even sent my oldest children to. They are changing. We’re becoming smarter. We know that the environments we learn and work in affect how we perform.... > READ MORE

What Do 21st Century Schools Look Like?

School facility design has changed significantly over the past 10 to 20 years. We’re thinking differently about what our schools need to be and how the facilities themselves can actually position our... > READ MORE

The Impact of 21st Century Learning on School Facilities

In education today, we talk a lot about “21st Century Learning.” I cannot attend a school leader meeting without hearing about it. Initially the focus was in the classroom and providing teachers with... > READ MORE