We are pleased to announce that the publication of good friend and colleague, Peter Lippman's first book, Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments, is now in print by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This from a review over at Barnes and Noble:
An in-depth, evidence-based design approach to the design of elementary and secondary schools
The contemporary school must be a vibrant, living extension of its community. Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools instructs design professionals on how to successfully achieve this goal. With assistance from research-intensive principles grounded in theories, concepts, and research methodologies—and with roots in the behavioral sciences—this book examines and provides strategies for pooling streams of information to establish a holistic design approach that is responsive to the changing needs of educators and their students.
From the Sony ebookstore:
Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools analyzes the current shift toward a modern architectural paradigm that balances physical beauty, and social awareness, and building technologies with functionality to create buildings that optimize the educational experience for all learners. Enlightening as well as informative, this forward-thinking guide provides educational facility planners, designers, and architects with the tools they need to confidently approach their next school building project. In addition, this guide provides administrators, educators, and researchers with design options for rethinking and creating innovative learning environments.
PETER C. LIPPMAN is a senior architectural staff member of the Educational Practice Group at JCJ Architecture in New York City. He has worked on a range of educational projects, including elementary and secondary schools, as well as higher education facilities. From 2001 to 2004, Lippman served as chair for the AIANY Chapter Committee on Architecture for Education, where he developed and presented programs that examined and extended ideas about the design of school environments.