Summer 2017

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ATPE NEWS 19 Today's public schools are being designed with learning in mind. Just as ad- vances in technology are changing how teachers teach, progress in the fields of design and architecture are impacting the look, feel, and functionality of new and renovated school facilities. When a school district green-lights the construction of a new campus facility or approves a renovation, today's ad- ministrators are looking for sustainability, open-environment design, access to advanced technology, and other trending design principles. Dark hallways, flickering fluorescent lights, and heavy immovable furniture have given way to natural light and flexible seating. Across Texas, public school facilities are a re- flection of the forward thinking happening inside. We hope you enjoy this tour of some of the most original and inspiring public school campuses in our state! BY JEAN SCHLITZKUS BRICK BRICK TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE BEING DESIGNED FOR FORWARD-THINKING STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES

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