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A Design Manual: Schools and Kindergartens

Mark Dudek
March 2007 | Birkhauser p.g 192-193

"St. Andrew's College," in A Design Manual: Schools and Kindergartens


KPMB's design for St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario is only one of two Canadian projects profiled in this expansive volume which features 80 of the best and most innovative contemporary school designs from around the world. It provides a solid technical overview of key principles for effective school design in the 21st century and presents a timely manual to raise standards for future buildings. Unfortunately since 2000 many schools continue to be "at best adequate and at worst dull and uninspiring." This design manual, in which St. Andrew's College is proudly featured, reminds that as "with any great architecture, it is as much the juxtaposition of beautiful materials, nice to touch and good to look at, which are as fundamental as the correct technical specification for light, space and acoustics."