Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizen’s Guide for Planning and Design

This report explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in partnering with the community to design, develop, and operate good schools. The publication offers six design principles and thirteen case studies.
Citizens Guide (pdf)


Schools as Centers of Community: A National Search for Excellence

The KnowledgeWorks Foundation encourages school districts and communities to work together to best serve all students and facilitates partnerships between communities and schools. One of its initiatives, Schools as Centers of Community: A National Search for Excellence, seeks learning facilities that reflect the emerging trend of schools as centers of community. Architects of Achievement was deeply involved in facilities design and planning for two of the schools selected to the Schools as Centers of Community Honors Society: Truman Education Complex in Federal Way and Tacoma School of the Arts.

Read about the initiative here.
Read KnowledgeWorks Foundation's reports:
2005 Honor Society: Truman Education Complex
2004 Honor Society: Tacoma School of the Arts