Planning and Designing Educational Facilities

By Flora Ida Ortiz

Subjects: Education
Paperback : 9780791417287, 195 pages, December 1993
Hardcover : 9780791417270, 195 pages, December 1993

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Table of contents

List of Figures


Part I. The Context

1. School District Project Management

2. Schoolhousing

Part II. Data Analysis

3. Preconstruction Considerations

4. The Construction of New Schools

5. Postconstruction Processes

6. The District's Relationship to State Agencies

7. Conclusions and Policy Implications


Appendix A: Additional References for Further Reading

Author Index

Subject Index


Schoolhousing presents a theoretical and practical portrayal of how, when, and why public school districts build new schools. Based on extensive data analysis and a comprehensive review of the literature, the book specifies school district reorganization and subsequent steps necessary to implement plans. The book discusses and considers how school districts relate to state agencies on regulatory, fiscal, and support bases. It also addresses questions important to school district officials, principals, architects, contractors, and others engaged in projects which require long-term management. The work is unique in that both organizational points of view and individual roles are presented.

Flora Ida Ortiz is Professor of Educational Administration at the University of California at Riverside. She is author of Career Patterns in Education; co-author of The Superintendent's Leadership in School Reform; and Work Orientation and Job Performance, also published by SUNY Press.


"I was pleasantly surprised, even impressed, by the conceptual foundations and scholarly approach exhibited by this book. The author links the policy model of Kaufman to school facilities planning in a very effective way. The discussion of, and findings for, the discrete and interactive aspects of the planning process can be very helpful to educators and other professionals who are involved in facilities planning. " — Cecil Miskel, University of Michigan