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       The University of Georgia                          The School Design & Planning Laboratory has Provided Facilities Research & Services Since 1997.
   
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Research shows

that
the built 

environment
influences  
behavior, 

attitude, and
learning.






UGA

serves the
 public and
private sectors of society
by providing
leadership for the
improvement
of facilities
planning,
  concept design, 
  sustainability,
and Research.

Natural Light
Improves
Learning,
Health &
Behavior







Technology for Planning, Concept Design, & Sustainability







SDPL's Most Popular Articles and References: 

Minimum Classroom Size and Number of Students Per Classroom

Effects of School Design on Student Outcomes

Guide to Planning and Designing Sustainable Facilities



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on this web site do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are
they endorsed by the
University of Georgia or the
University
System of Georgia.

 Perspectives of School Planners and Architects on School Design

Pre-Planning
Workshops

SDPL

    Needs  Assessment
    Population
         Forecasting
    Program Evaluation
   Facilities Evaluation
    Programming
    Design
    Concept Drawings



Ample Circulation
Patterns
Improve 
Learning
&
Teaching





 

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Design






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Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail




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Sustainability