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.

PROJECT:

DATES:
2016
COMPLETION:
CITY:
Berkeley
STATE:
California
SIZE/SCALE:
18 Schools
CITY:
MARKET:
K-12
CHALLENGE:

SERVICES:

CHALLENGE:
To bolster BUSD's mission and vision.
ACTIONS:
SERVICES:
Data Collection, Data Analysis, Design Specifications, Facilities Assessment, Visioning, Master Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, and Conceptual Design.
RESULT:
Developed standards and guidelines for all school facilities and conducted an assessment of the District's classroom capacity at the TK-5 level.
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