January 30, 2015
New athletics center is both teaching tool and teaching topic
From the beginning, the design team behind the Convent of the Sacred Heart’s new Athletics & Wellness Center was committed to supporting the institution’s overarching goal of inspiring environmental stewardship in their K-12 student body. That commitment has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility that also acts as a teaching tool. From the solar hot water system’s accessible array of evacuated tube collectors to the lobby’s forthcoming digital display of real-time environmental performance data, learning opportunities abound in the new center. Read More
January 6, 2015
The potential of school buildings to serve as teaching tools
In this month’s issue of Building Operating Management, Julie Nelson explores the potential of educational facilities to catalyze learning opportunities for the communities that they serve. After all, an exceptional school building not only serves the needs of its institution functionally, culturally, socially, pedagogically, and sustainably – it actively demonstrates and reinforce lessons beyond the classroom.
Using the recently completed Convent of the Sacred Heart Athletics & Wellness Center as a key case study, Julie offers insight into the role that facility managers can play in ensuring a building’s success as a teaching tool. By reframing the team that manages the facilities as more than a care-taking team, and as a teaching team, there will be enhanced capacity to inform and inspire the next generation of learners.
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September 15, 2014
New athletic center promotes holistic student wellness
Earlier this month we had the pleasure of celebrating the opening of the new Athletics & Wellness Center for the Convent of the Sacred Heart, right on our home island of Manhattan. At the event, members of the project team gathered with school trustees, the building committee, and the school’s extensive community of friends and supporters to celebrate the completion of a very successful project and the people who made it happen. Read More