Renaissance of the American School Building

We published the first version of the Renaissance of the American School Building over a decade ago, then updated it just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the obvious focus on reforming unhealthy school environments.

As health professionals we had toured European schools with American school facility engineers and architects and understood the need to reform American school environments—especially indoor air. There are reasons why many European schools could be opened while American schools were closed during the pandemic.

The book defines and supports the health and safety challenges for those who govern American school property. Understanding the history of local school control, successful and failed health and safety policy, and especially the uniqueness of school facility management is the best foundation for a health and safety Renaissance in the management of American schools.