Definition of Spaces by mitchnewbold
February.8.2009, 7:22 pm
Filed under: Competition, Studio Talk

Support Spaces

Administrative Offices – 2 @ 120 Square Feet Each

Private workspace to house the upper-level school administrators. The offices should be located near the main entry to be easily accessible to both parents and students. Administrators will spend the majority of the time working and meeting in these offices.

Teacher’s Lounge – 500 Square Feet

Private area for teachers and school workers to meet at lunch and other downtime. This area should have a large table, refrigerator and other food prep space, and possibly a copy machine. The space should be used to for both socializing and for last minute working.

Restroom – Teacher – 25 Square Feet

Private coed restroom for teacher and school employees only. Directly adjacent to the teacher’s lounge.

PTA / Volunteer Room – 200 Square Feet

Public conference room type space, used primarily after-school hours. The space should house a large table for holding formal meetings and also pinup board or projection screen. Room should be adjacent to main office and administrative offices.

Nurses Office – 150 Square Feet

Public office with necessary nurse equipment, tables, and exam areas. The space should be divided into a smaller office type area and an exam / waiting area.

Kitchen – 1,000 Square Feet

Private industrial-size kitchen with necessary freezers, coolers, and storage space. The space should be directly adjacent to the cafeteria and other necessary mechanical spaces to operate large kitchen equipment.

Gathering Spaces

Cafeteria – 2,000 Square Feet

Public gathering space to accommodate the student body during lunch and other extracurricular meetings. The space should be adjacent to the gymnasium and the kitchen to serve large after-school assemblies and performances.

Gymnasium – 4,200 Square Feet

Public gathering space that serves as an assembly and performance area. The gym should house necessary sports facilities and have separate space for more individualized physical activity, for example Wii or other virtual activities.

Entry / Commons Area – 500 Square Feet

Main public entry that allows for seating and study space. Also, this area should directly adjacent to the main office area and possible the cafeteria and gymnasium. The commons area can serve as a staging area and gathering space during after-school receptions.

Learning Spaces

Classroom – Prototype – 550 Square Feet

Semi-private area that serves as the main learning space. The typical classroom should have room for 25-30 students as well as necessary areas for computers and science laboratory equipment. Classrooms should have a sink and counter space to store necessary equipment and supplies. Also, other subjects such as music and fine arts should occur within the classroom.

Library – 1100 Square Feet

Public open space that houses the remaining necessary library books and physical media. As we move toward a more digital library, the stereotypical library unit continues to disappear. The library space should be an adaptable environment with a moveable layout and central location. The classrooms should be directly adjacent and accessible. The library should also serve as a possible hub of circulation.


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Spaces under question:
-cafeteria/gymnasium >> [gathering space no typology]
-seperate music/science classes
-classrooms >>>”what is a classroom?”

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