What's the Big Idea?
You know your school building better than almost any other building you use everyday day. Love it or hate it, because you spend a lot of time there, you must have opinions about the design of your school. Here are six great examples of school buildings around the country - each with a different big idea to teach.
How do you help school kids connect to their neighborhood and also see a future beyond it? Give every classroom an amazing view.
Plants, birds, and butterflies on the roof of a library? Check out the green roof and other green features at this California school.
All schools have shelves for books, but this Seattle school was designed with innovative shelves to bounce and also block sunlight.
This pond at a Washington, DC school is designed to filter and recycle wastewater to be reused in the building's toilets.
The structure of this university athletic center is more like a giant suspension bridge than a typical building. Amazing engineering!
The bright red and blue panels on this urban youth center make a bold statement that says: this is the place to be.