Site selection and evaluation is often the starting point.
However, the requirements in terms of the area vary based on board affiliations. The affiliation of the school that will work may also be determined by understanding the community that it is set in.
The location and available area may also affect the nature of land usage possible for the site. but also the desired school sites. While we believe in the innovative use of land, there are often government and board affiliations that stipulations affect the minimum site size requirements. Often we find that the available locations for new schools are limited. We understand this and apply these so that the learning experience for children is maximized without sacrificing their safety or violating any stipulations. Accessibility, while a central location is desirable it is often not available.
Often we help clients weigh these factors against others that affect not only the school itself but also its competitors. Innovations in building & design technology allow that even a school in a noisy part of town can have `spaces that are unaffected by the pollution and noise from the surroundings. It is easy to forget that often the physical characteristics of the building should vary from the geographical location of the school. While the initial set up in certain conditions might be high, designing based on the local environment can play an important role in creating a conducive learning environment.