Capital Architecture’s design aims are flexibility, the stimulation of children’s learning, as well as facilitating community functions and meetings. It endeavours to compliment current buildings, while adding fresh design elements and designs include the provision of new classrooms and learning areas, Resource Centres, multipurpose learning areas, administration buildings and improved pedestrian access.  Designing for educational facilities is achieved with a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders and the exploration of options and community consultation is extensive.

Following a general trend, educational facilities are becoming increasingly specialized and we have come to understand that classrooms intended for primary school users are fundamentally different from those that best serve high school students. The traditional idea of “classroom” as a teacher-focused learning space is changing. The growth of computer-based instruction, video projection, and other telecommunication requirements has caused Capital Architecture to rethink traditional educational patterns and spatial relationships.

From an environmental perspective, concerns for the health of all students are an increasing interest in the improved performance and structure of school structures. Strategies including daylight, the specification of sustainable and non-toxic building materials, and the use of renewable energy sources are gaining attention in school design.

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