Education Facility Design

Make Sure Your Educational Facility Design Matches Your Institution's Goals

All too often, educational facilities look alike even when they are teaching vastly different subjects and students. This does not bring about the best results, because teachers and students end up working around, rather than working with, the building. At Dwyer Architectural, the full purpose of the structure is taken into account from the start of the design phase.

In an educational facility meant for young children, it can be safely assumed that many kids will fit into a classroom that isn't really all that large. This can save money because the building itself can be smaller than one for students of high school age or older. However, extra safety features, such as rounded wall corners, may be desired. Young kids are more likely to run around – and into things – than older ones.

Meanwhile, a college needs few safety precautions compared to a grade school, but it needs much more space. Not only are the students physically much bigger, but the school itself will need more space to store peripheral equipment, lab equipment, and similar items. Colleges also tend to have offices for each one or two professors, which requires even more dedicated space.

A trade school is even more unique. Depending on the trades being taught, large equipment, beefy electrical systems, and other adaptations may be required. It is for reasons like this that you should be picky about who you select for your educational facility design.

Healthcare interior architecture changes to meet the purpose of the building much like it does for educational interiors. A clinic that only sees patients for basic needs requires less customization than one for surgery or advanced imaging. Therefore, you should never settle on a generic healthcare interior if you have a medical facility.