January 6, 2015

The potential of school buildings to serve as teaching tools


In this month’s issue of Building Operating Management, Julie Nelson explores the potential of educational facilities to catalyze learning opportunities for the communities that they serve. After all, an exceptional school building not only serves the needs of its institution functionally, culturally, socially, pedagogically, and sustainably – it actively demonstrates and reinforce lessons beyond the classroom.

Using the recently completed Convent of the Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center as a key case study, Julie offers insight into the role that facility managers can play in ensuring a building’s success as a teaching tool. By reframing the team that manages the facilities as more than a care-taking team, and as a teaching team, there will be enhanced capacity to inform and inspire the next generation of learners.

Read the full 3-part article here. Please direct inquiries about future bylines or speaking engagements on related topics to bkskinfo@bksk.com.