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Factors to Consider In Your Education Building Design

When most people think about designing schools, they probably think that all you need are classrooms, a gym, and a cafeteria, but there are many other factors to consider when designing an education building. 

Here at Neenan Archistruction™ in Colorado, we have a different vision. Our goal is to create functional and comfortable learning environments for students of all ages. We understand that in order to be able to learn, you need to have the proper space to do so. For this reason, we consider a variety of factors when designing and building an education building. Continue reading below to learn about some of the factors we take into consideration, and if you’re interested in learning more about our approach, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

Flexible Learning Spaces

One of the most important factors we consider when designing an education building is the need for flexible learning spaces. We understand that not all students learn in the same way, and therefore, not all students need the same type of learning environment. 

Some students might benefit from a more traditional classroom setting, while others might do better in a more open and collaborative space. That’s why we design our education buildings with a variety of flexible learning spaces that can be tailored to the needs of each individual student.

A Comfortable Environment

People learn best when they are comfortable. Think about it — have you ever tried to take a class in a building that has uncomfortable seats or is either too hot or too cold? It was probably pretty difficult to stay focused. For this reason, comfort is one of the most important factors we consider in our education building design. 

At Neenan, we take into account things like the acoustics of the space, the lighting, and the temperature to create an environment that is conducive to learning. We also pay attention to the furniture and make sure that it is comfortable and ergonomic to ensure the students feel as comfortable as possible in their space.


In today’s world, technology is a necessary part of education. Students need to be able to use computers and other devices in order to access information and complete assignments. For this reason, we make sure to incorporate technology into our education building designs. Additionally, teachers need to have adequate equipment and technology to actually teach their lessons, which is why we always ensure that our education building designs feature functional technology that can benefit all.

We work with our clients to determine their specific needs and then design the space accordingly. We take into account things like Wi-Fi coverage, power outlets, and computer labs to make sure that everyone in the education building has access to the technology they need.


Of course, one of the most important factors we consider in our education building designs is safety. We understand that schools are places where people should feel safe, and we take all the necessary steps to ensure that our education buildings are as safe as possible. When designing our education buildings, we look at escape routes, the shape of hallways and classrooms, as well as the placement of fire alarms, smoke detectors, and sprinkler systems. We also work with our clients to ensure that they have a comprehensive security plan in place. This might include things like access control, security cameras, and alarm systems. We understand that the safety of everyone in the education building is of the utmost importance, and we do everything we can to ensure that our designs reflect that. 


If you’re interested in learning more about our education building design process, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Neenan Archistruction. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have or provide you with additional information. Contact us today in Colorado to get started!