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02/23/11

Permalink 07:08:55 pm, by mleslie Email , 80 words, 381 views   English (US)
Categories: Information on portable and modular classrooms

LAUSD Enlists Top Architects to Design Green Modular Classrooms

by Laura Clapper - California is leading the country in green schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), one of the largest in North America, has launched a large-scale campus improvement effort to accommodate the growing student population. According to Good, LAUSD has enlisted the help of Hodgetts + Fung, Swift Lee Office and Gonzalez Goodale—all Los Angeles-based architectural firms—to design temporary green school classrooms that are as sustainable as they are functional.

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Information on Portable/Modular Classrooms

Class size "caps" have posed challenges all across Ontario, in elementary schools. Where enrolment is not declining, this can force a school administration to look beyond its four walls at temporary alternatives. At the Toronto District School Board, no new portable (sometimes called modular)classrooms have been acquired since 1992. This should cause the school community to carefully assess what is put in place - so here are some resources.

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