Berkeley Unified School District
CAPACITY ANALYSIS AND EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATION DESIGN GUIDELINES
Detailed facility requirements for the academic and support service programs operating in Berkeley Unified School District
The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD, the District) commissioned MKThink for the development of standards and guidelines for all school facilities and to conduct an assessment of the District’s classroom capacity at the TK-5 level. These standards provide a framework for operation, renovation, and new construction of a variety of space types. The objective of the Design Guidelines and Education Specifications is to bolster BUSD’s Mission and Vision and create the highest quality learning environments which support the District’s diverse student body and a range of teaching pedagogies. Working groups consisting of BUSD teachers, staff, and administrators contributed to content development for this document through discussion of topics, trends, and pressing issues for academic facilities.