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    Need help for school designing.

    i hv got a design problem in which v r to suggest an architectural program for planning a non-residential high school campus of roughly around 50 acres for 2500 students. A school already exists on this site bt its has major chunk of land under no use.

    When i calculated area requirement under the major facilities for this school, it came around 22 acres. The major facilities i included were administration, academic, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, canteen, OAT, auditorium,parking and most importantly circulation area around all such blocks.

    Nw i want to use the rest of the land more positively. That i m lookin for more facilities i can accomodate into it, especially some very innovative spaces for students or teacher.

    I would be highly obliged if anybody can suggest something.


    I can’t really suggest specifics, because a lot depends on where the school will be built, and also what sort of people are in that area.  For example, the high school I went to was the perfect one for the area when it was built, but the city grew so fast that by the time I went there, so many students enrolling made them have to extend portable buildings into the parking areas just to have classrooms for everyone.

    I would say that it is very important to have a possibility of expansion, because very few places are experiencing population loss, it’s almost all growth.  So having a good amount of land available is a good thing.

    One thing I might suggest is an extra annexed building (most likely near the academic areas) of rooms not specifically purposed.  Or, because I know that schools are not always funded for such excesses, have that area be used for something that is easy to repurpose, for example extra outdoor eating facilities.  Then, when the time comes that the school needs to expand, the ground would not need to be prepared excessively, and the plan would already be made for the building, so it would fit into both the size and the style of the existing buildings.

    That is all I can really think of at the moment.  The difficult thing is to balance the budget and required things with others that would be good to add, but not necessarily required.  I’ll post again if I can think of anything else.


    Last year i designed a playschool and the very first thing i encountered was what i want the people to learn..

    I needed a proper student program but since we are not given such detailed progammes in college. So i made a student programe of my own…. I learned some 20 programmes in detail and compiled one of them….. (atleast your concept sheat is a assured hit then….)

    Chal i’ll tell u later……….

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