FACILITIES  PLANNING,    DESIGN,  & MANAGEMENT                                                               

             Publications on Facilities Planning, Design & Management 

C. Kenneth Tanner     

Focused, and Strategic Planning Assistance

Health Care Organizations,
Public and Independent Schools, &
Public and Private Agencies


Community Involvement

Resulting in:

Goals for Specifications
Concept Design
Assistance in Architect Selection
Schematic Design
Capital Funding Estimates

Collaborative Planning! With Stakeholders

Selected Articles on Facilities Planning,  Design, & Management

Tanner, C. K. (2009). Effects of school design on student outcomes. Journal of Educational Administration. 47(3), 376-394.

Tanner, C. K. (2008). Explaining relationships among student outcomes and the school’s physical environment. Journal of Advanced Academics, 19(3). 444-471.

Tanner, C. K. (2006). Effects of the School's Physical Environment on Student Achievement. Educational Planning. 15(2). 25-44.

Tanner, C. K.& Andersen, S. (2002). Toward a pattern language theory of middle school design. Educational Planning,13(3), 3-20.

Tanner, C. K. & Morris, R. (2002). The relationship between school facilities and teacher and student morale in schools. School Business Affairs, 68(10). 4 - 8.

Tanner, C. K. (2001). Into the woods, wetlands, and prairies. Educational Leadership, 58(7), 64-66.

Tanner, C. K. (2001). Classroom size and number of students per classroom. The Educational Facility Planner, 36(2), 11-22.

Tanner, C. K. (2000). School design factors that influence student learning. Educational Planning, 12(1), 45-54.

Tanner, C. K. (2000). The influence of school architecture on academic achievement. Journal of Educational Administration, 38(4), 309-330.

Tanner, C. K. (2000). The classroom: Size versus density. School Business Affairs, 66(12), 21-23.

Tanner, C. K. (1999, May). A design assessment scale for elementary schools. Design Share, 1-8, [(http://www.designshare.com/Research/TannerES/DASE1.htm)].

Tanner, C. K.  (1987).  Planning physical environments for middle schools. American Middle School Education, 10(3), 22-27.

Tanner, C. K., & Liska, R. W.  (1987).  Indoor air pollution as an issue in planning schools. Journal of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners, International, 25(5), 9-11.

Tanner, C. K.  (1984).  Planning and site selection for public places.  Journal of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 22(2), 6-8


Tanner, C. K.,& Lackney, J. A. (2006). Educational Facilities Planning: Leadership, Architecture, and Management. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. (437 pages)

Tanner, C. K., & Holmes, C. T. (1985). Microcomputer Applications in Educational Planning and Decision Making. New York, N. Y.: Teachers College Press. (189 pages)

Tanner, C. K., & Williams, W. J. (1981). Educational Planning and Decision Making. Lexington MA: D. C. Heath and Company. (238 pages)

Tanner, C. K. (1971). Designs for Educational Planning. Lexington MA: D. C. Heath and Company. (257 pages)

Chapters in Books

Tanner, C. K. (2009). Facilities Planning: Charting Your Course.  In Brown, M., and Levinson, M. (eds.),  Welcome to the Jungle: A Business Officer’s Guide to Independent School Finance and Operations. Boulder, CO: National Business Officers Association Handbook, pp. 37 – 45.

Tanner, C. K. (1991). Planning in the context of state policy making. In R. V. Carlson & G. Awkerman (Eds.), Educational Planning: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices (pp. 87-108). New York: Longman.

Planning Work, Recreation,
& School Environments

Our  planning assistance includes working 
closely with organizations to achieve high quality people-friendly facilities.

The objective is to lead and inform stakeholders
and owners about  appropriate goals for concept design -  goals that ensure high quality people-friendly facilities.

encourage stakeholder involvement in planning and designing facilities, and project management.

Planning activities should be led by qualified planners.....

For Education:  Qualified planners are educators who
have been trained in educational facility planning! 

For Health Care, Business, and Recreation:  Qualified
planners are people that have been trained in facility planning with knowledge of the organization for which the planning is accomplished! 

The University of Georgia is prepared to train health care, business and industry leaders, recreation personnel, and educators in the proper process for planning a facility in each respective field.


Guidance for Owners  Seeking

Certification of Facilities