Are there any trends in school renovation or construction that we ought to consider?
What are typical space allocations and cost figures for a new elementary school for 700
What new ideas and features are being put in new schools these days?
How can I find someone who has renovated a high school recently?
You can find answers to these questions and more in the School Design Data File, a
service developed by IASB for its Service Associates organization and available for use by
IASB member school districts and their architectural firms.
The file currently consists of a detailed computer database on nearly 350 design
projects involving Illinois public schools. The projects include new and renovated
schools, recreational facilities and other buildings. The database grows by about 30 new
projects each year.
The purpose of the database is to provide school officials and their architects with a
place to look for ideas and insights into the current "state of the art."
Information provided by the designing architect for each project can be searched on a wide
variety of variables--for example: location, type and purpose of building, design
features, size, cost and grade levels served.
Requests to search the database will respond to individual interests.
Example: If you wish to locate one or more projects involving an elementary
school addition/renovation accommodating about 500 pupils with computer labs and energy
savings measures, IASB will do a search to see which projects in the database meet those
criteria. The search can also be restricted to a maximum cost or size or a particular
When staff has identified one or more projects that meet the criteria requested, the
requester can receive:
- A list of the identified projects in the event the requester wishes to arrange on-site
- A data report for each identified project.
- Copies of a narrative text and/or illustrations that were supplied by the architectural
firm relative to the project.
School officials and architects may use this new service by calling:
IASB Communications Department
217/528-9688, extension 1131
Or email your query to email@example.com
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