PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
From the very start, Perkins Eastman exhibited an openness and eagerness to learn about our school and its story.... Their collaborative and inclusive approach balanced responsiveness...with a new and fresh outlook. Michael Popinchalk, Cairo American College
Yorktown High School Arlington, VA, USA
Creativity. Humanity. Purpose.
OUR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PRACTICE has been
creating beautiful and innovative educational spaces that shape the way students discern, absorb, and retain knowledge for more than three decades. Our education specialists are invested in the success of todayâ€™s schools and possess the knowledge and experience necessary to design a variety of school types worldwide. Prioritizing the needs of students, teachers, and administrators is central to our approach.
Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools (Wiley) First Edition (2001): Stephen A. Kilment, Series Founder and Editor; L. Bradford Perkins, Author Second Edition (2010): L. Bradford Perkins and Raymond Bordwell, Primary Authors
COLLABORATION is fundamental to our practice. Like the families and communities that we work for and with, our team sees education as the key to a better future. From early strategic planning through programming and design to construction administration and post-construction services, we believe that the quality of the environment can support and enhance learning. We also believe that it builds stronger communities. Our passion for research, planning, and design is complemented by our belief in collaboration and engagement. From the very beginning of a project, we engage all of the stakeholders in a process of creative analysis that identifies all of the key issues early on, enabling us to create designs that are uniquely tailored to your vision, mission, program, budget, time, and place. In the following pages, we illustrate how our process can help you enhance learning, explore new ideas, build community, blur boundariesâ€”and even help save the world.
Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center Washington, DC, USA
Our approach can help ensure that your entire campus is designed to support education.
SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS
2 1. Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center Washington, DC, USA 2. CREC International Magnet School for Global Citizenship South Windsor, CT, USA 3. John A. Coleman School: Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Yonkers, NY, USA 4. Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ, USA 3
5. Concordia International School Shanghai Shanghai, China
By any measure, the environment is a critical factor in ensuring student success. From acoustics, daylighting, and thermal comfort to furniture specification, technology integration, and space allocation, our research-based approach enables us to unify all of these
disparate but complementary systems to create integrated, supportive, high-performance learning environments. By controlling these environmental factors we can help ensure that every child has an appropriate place to learn and that they can reach their full potential.
And because learning doesnâ€™t stop at the classroom door, our approach considers every square foot of a building and its campus. We believe every space must be designed to enhance education.
EXPLORE NEW IDEAS
Avenues: The World School New York New York, NY, USA
1.Atria Hacienda Palm Desert, CA, USA 2.Lodge at Wolk Manor Rochester, NY, USA 3.American Embassy School New Delhi, India 2
Tapping our experience with schools around the world, we can help you create a 21st-century learning environment.
21 ST-CENTURY LEARNING Never in history has there been a more exciting time in education. New ideas in pedagogy, curricula, and technology continue to inspire innovative ideas about places to learn. Drawing inspiration from our clients and by collaborating broadly with teachers and students in schools around the world, we continue to explore and define the 21st-century
learning environment. From the evolution of the library into the “learning commons” to the combination of wellness, language, and culture lessons in a new food lab and garden to collaborative, student-centered, project-based classrooms with no “front”—learning has transcended conventional boundaries of time and place.
1. Elizabeth Seton High School Bladensburg, Maryland, USA 2. Ingenuity Prep Washington, DC, USA 3. Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The American School of Lima Lima, Peru 4. Essex Technical High School Hathorne, MA, USA
Dunbar Senior High School Washington, DC, USA
Our architecture encourages interaction and engagement, building strong learning, professional, and neighboring communities that come together to support the student.
SCHOOL AS COMMUNITY We believe in the â€œschool as community.â€? Our designs foster strong learning communities of students and teachers, collaborative professional communities of teachers and staff, and cohesive communities of families and neighbors. Using adjacency and transparency we can organize the environment to foster strong and proactive relationships within the school. Through innovative programming we can provide
for a host of complementary community needs ranging from parent resource centers to health and childcare. Likewise, with careful programming and zoning and security measures, we can enable active and joint use of the facilities by the school and the community without disruption to the academic program, truly transforming the school into a center of its community.
1. Dunbar Senior High School Washington, DC, USA 2. Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center Washington, DC, USA
1. Wuhan International Education Center Wuhan, China 2. University of Pittsburgh: Falk Laboratory School Pittsburgh, PA, USA 3. CREC International Magnet School for Global Citizenship South Windsor, CT, USA 4. Green Ivy: Pine Street School New York, NY, USA
5. Glenville Elementary School Greenwich, CT, USA
8. Carl Sandburg Middle School Alexandria, VA, USA 9. Cairo American College Cairo, Egypt 10. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Cambridge, MA, USA 11. Avenues International School Beijing Beijing, China 12. Newell Elementary School Charlotte, NC, USA 13. Dunbar Senior High School Washington, DC, USA
6. Green Chimneys Brewster, NY, USA 7. United Nations International School of Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam
SAVE THE WORLD
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Cambridge, MA, USA
By creating exciting, resource-conservative, healthy, and safe places to learn, we can help educate the next generation of environmental stewards.
SUSTAINABLE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE
Our increasingly fast-paced, flat, interrelated world will present many challenges for our children. Chief among them is our ongoing impact on the environment. In extraordinary circumstances, our schools need to be resilient, safe havens for the community.
In our children’s daily experience, our schools can become positive agents of change by providing healthy and safe places to learn, conserving resources, and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. We can help teachers and students understand
their building’s energy performance to connect sustainability in the abstract—their “footprint”—to real—world examples–for instance, reducing plug loads, recycling concepts, and composting.
5 1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Cambridge, MA, USA
2. Concordia International School Shanghai Shanghai, China
3. Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center Washington, DC, USA
4. Yorktown High School Arlington, VA, USA
5. Dunbar Senior High School Washington, DC, USA
East Harlem Center for Living and Learning New York, NY, USA
Looking beyond conventional processes, we can tap innovations in programming, funding, and implementation to help you realize your vision.
NEW PROGRAMS AND PROCESSES
2 1. Green Ivy School: Battery Park Montessori New York, NY, USA 2. East Harlem Center for Living and Learning New York, NY, USA 3. Cyert Center for Early Education Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Schools today are becoming a nexus of lifelong learning. From early childhood education to early college programs, the term “K-12” no longer accurately describes the opportunities provided by many of our schools; before-and after-school programming is extending the school day and is often engaging adult learners, too. To design for this broader range of
user, we take inspiration and learn from our other practice areas— tapping applicable innovations, for example, from designs for higher education and collaborative workplace environments. Increasingly, we are crossing conventional boundaries with public-private partnerships to create innovative new ways to deliver great places to learn.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE In addition to design, our team can help you in the most formative stages of a capital program, from strategic and capital planning to educational specifications.
Our team can help you plan for the future of your school, district, and community with a wide variety of strategic planning services, including: • • • • •
Demographic and enrollment trends Boundary adjustments Condition assessments Capacity and utilization analyses Education adequacy assessments
• 21st-century education specifications • Design guidelines • Sustainable design, Net Zero, and resiliency studies • Comprehensive capital and campus master plans
With a consensus-building planning process, we are skilled in engaging diverse groups of stakeholders on critical topics for the success of your students. Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The American School of Lima Lima, Peru
PROFILE 2017 Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design, and consulting firm that was founded in New York City in 1981. Today the firm has ten other offices in North America, as well as offices in Shanghai, PRC; Mumbai, India; Dubai, UAE; and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The firm has a professional staff of 1000 consisting of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, 32
construction specification writers, construction administrators, economists, environmental analysts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines. Perkins Eastman is also the parent firm to several affiliated companies that provide specialized complementary capabilities in community planning, environmental impact analysis, landscape design, environmental
graphic design and wayfinding, economic analysis, broadcast media and acoustic design, retail planning, and large-scale mixed-use planning and design. Perkins Eastman has proven skills and experience in 14 major practice areas and has completed innovative awardwinning projects in each. To date the firm has won more than 450 awards for planning and design excellence and
has completed projects in 46 states and over 40 countries. Currently the firmâ€™s projects range from small renovations and additions for our many long-term-relationship clients to large new healthcare and educational campuses, major mixed-use developments, and entire new cities. Office Location Countries Worked In 33
CREATIVITY. HUMANITY. PURPOSE. shape our firm’s core mission and create a practical framework for us to fulfill our role as advisers, planners, architects, and interior designers. By bringing our professional skills and a deep understanding of our clients’ mission, business model, and operations, we can partner to benefit the quality of life of the people who live, work, play, learn, age, and heal within the environments we plan and design. Creative design guided by humanity, purpose, and innovation results in a better quality of life and responsible environmental stewardship.
PRACTICE AREAS Perkins Eastman has 14 specialized Practice Areas. Each Practice Area is led by one or more principals supported by a team of senior staff. This leadership team brings extensive experience to each project and focuses on the issues that lead to success and innovation.
AFFILIATES BFJ PLANNING: planning, urban design, environmental analysis, real estate consulting, transportation planning URBANOMICS: forecasting, modeling, real estate market analysis, economic development, economic and fiscal impacts RGR LANDSCAPE: site planning, landscape design, ecological design RUSSELL DESIGN: branding, environmental graphics, online media EE&K: large-scale urban redevelopment, transportation and infrastructure, waterfronts—with a focus on placemaking FORRESTPERKINS: hospitality and luxury residential interiors
Front Cover: Chengdu International School Chengdu, China
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