Exploring Design Trends for K-12 Applications

Addressing student behaviors, improving the learning environment, and enhancing the sustainability of educational buildings with design. 

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previous live event.

A closer look at how architects are addressing student behaviors, improving the learning environment, and enhancing the sustainability of educational buildings with design.

By: Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts 

Sponsored by: Bradley Corp. 

Many of the pressing issues facing schools today can be addressed through design.


After reading this article, you should be able to: 

  • Describe how the inclusive restroom design concept addresses the bad behaviors plaguing bathroom spaces and improves student safety. 
  • Summarize the ways that acoustical surfaces, lighting, and HVAC systems are being used to improve the comfort of the learning environment, helping students perform better in class. 
  • Identify various solutions that can be incorporated to heighten security throughout a school. 
  • Explain some of the sustainability strategies making schools more environmentally friendly.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • AIA

    Credits: 1 LU/HSW

    Instructional Delivery Method: On-Demand: Print/Other

    Prerequisites: None

    Program Level: Basic

    Advance learner preparation: N/A

    AIA CES program approval expiration date: 05/25/2026


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    This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits.