Design by committee really can work
Sometimes more is better. This new school had significant community involvement in the planning and design process, resulting in a school designed specifically for the students’ and community’s particular needs and wants. The learning environment was designed to accommodate the latest in educational technology, with ‘smart walls’ in each classroom and a computer classroom in the library building. Energy-saving features in the design produced an energy efficiency 28% better than Title 24, and resulted in the client receiving $150,000 in rebates from PG&E.