What do we want our schools to BE? How well are our facilities supporting us? What changes could be made to better support our learners? What are the smartest ways to make these changes, given our current context?
These questions should be posed as you consider the future of your school, your district, and even the wider community. At BrainSpaces, we believe that a thorough exploration of questions such as these will provide a solid foundation to enable thoughtful and actionable decisions regarding your school facilities. Our process, whether implemented as a menu of services or a comprehensive pre-design effort, will help focus your decision-making on those areas that can maximize educational outcomes and value well into the future. Join us!
"What do we want to BE" Envisioning the future of your community is a powerful 1st step in developing a school that will get you there!What do we want to BE?
Whether planning a new or renovated school, insights gained from a comprehensive facilities assessment will be instrumental in defining, illustrating, …What do we have now?
Student Capacity Analyses
An accurate account of your school capacities will inform nearly all future decisions and facility strategies.How many students can we hold?
Space Programming is the process of defining a collection of spaces to support your unique visions, goals and needs.What spaces do we need?
Aligned. Aspirational. Actionable. Our Ed Specs are a structured documentation of an in-depth process of determining the physical needs for …How should our school be designed?
The "Fit Analysis"
"How well do current facilities support our needs?" Our analysis will compare what you want with what you have to determine unmet needs.What spaces are missing?
Facility Master Planning sets a logical course for capital improvements and facility management initiatives over a 10 to 20-year period, outlining …What should we DO?
Educational Environment Design
Interior features serve as the interface between the facility and the learner. The success of a space is often dependent on its furniture, equipment, …How should it Feel?
As your advocate, we maintain the architect's focus on what is most important to you, saving you time & energy during the design and construction …How can we get it right?
The process and services required for each client and each project vary widely and are tailored for every new venture. Accuracy, efficiency and consensus are achieved through a variety of strategies which can include interactive work sessions, tours & virtual tours, research, surveys, interviews, individual and group conferences and discussions. Existing District, state and national guidelines and standards also vary and are referenced and incorporated as required.