2013 Schools Estate Conference Summary Newsletter.
This years School Estate Conference was held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh on Monday 25th November 2013.
A&DS spoke to top experts to discuss good practice in blue-green infrastructure.
From our latest research into learning spaces, we present good practice on designing for STEM, social learning and in-between spaces.
Exemplars took a blended approach to design, connecting STEM spaces to the rest of campus. We look at the importance of innovation from institutions.
Places that encourage learning through collaboration are important for developing and applying classroom learning. We look at these spaces.
Some spaces create valuable exchanges and connections for educational buildings but defy convention. In-betwen spaces are key to a sense of community.
In December 2020, with Scottish Futures Trust, we hosted an event on the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 1 projects.
Despite limited resources, Moray created a 'quality auditing' process to encourage good design in their housing developments, we look at the results.
LLTNP influenced local development through LIVEPark Rural Development Frameworks. This brought the community in the conversation about their places.
Aberdeen City Council led a masterplan approach to key housing sites. The result is Countesswells, a landscape-first approach to a neighbourhood.
Studying architecture in 2020 has been challenging. We spoke to the student awards winners to hear about their designs and studying under lockdown.