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Educational Space Programming for a New or Renovated Facility

This course shows how to develop a building program for an education facility. A program, sometimes referred to as educational specifications, documents the vision, goals, activities, square footage needs, and spatial relationships for new or newly renovated facility before the design process begins.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (30 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Vision and Goals (7 mins)
  • 3. Planning Assumptions, Strategies, and Benchmarks (6 mins)
  • 4. Spatial Relationships (2 mins)
  • 5. Square Footage and Massing (4 mins)
  • 6. Preliminary Cost Estimates (3 mins)
  • 7. Delivering the Plan (1 min)
  • 8. FAQs (3 mins)

Course Description

At the end of this course, you will be able to understand how to develop a building program. A program, sometimes referred to as educational specifications, documents the vision, goals, activities, square footage needs, and spatial relationships for new or newly renovated facility before the design process begins. To quote Modernist architects from the 1930s, "form (ever) follows function." A successful building program will communicate to the designer the future functions, and resulting space needs, of the activities assigned to the facility.

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  • Development
  • Financing
  • Site Planning

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Carolyn Staskiewicz

Carolyn Staskiewicz

For nearly 16 years, Carolyn has been involved in a multitude of educational facility planning efforts across the country. She currently serves as the Director of Facility Planning at The Ohio State University.

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