Archive for March 24th, 2013

March 24, 2013

Day 5: School in Session

Outdoor Classroom


While the civils went back to the site to continue the perc tests, the project leader and I visited the school to see and study the habits of a school in session.  We came to see how the classrooms and outdoor spaces were inhabited, and even more importantly how the kids were picked up by their parents at the end of the day.  Something as simple as a parent’s habit to find the child at a classroom, a habit to  wait in a  vehicle for a child to come to them, where the kids generally like to wait, or if the kids walk home – all these details should influence our design decisions.  That afternoon it was back to the drawing board for me.  A design was coming together, although still needed much refinement and needed to be drafted so that anyone besides myself could understand it!


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