The following is a framework for the proposed scope of work – a collaboration among RRMM Architects, BrainSpaces, PAMS, and Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Additional detail will be a natural evolution of this plan to accommodate schedules, activities and active participation. A framework for the process is included below.
Planning Process Framework
Step 1: Preparations - Setting the Stage, getting to know your current practices, initiatives and given parameters;
Step 2: Visioning - Understanding what’s important, what’s possible, and what you aspire to be;
Step 3: Synthesis (a: quantitative) - Translating Vision into Spatial Parameters, exploring how the facility supports your vision; Synthesis (b: organizational) - Organizing your Spatial Parameters, including building and site components;
Step 4: Educational Specifications – Documenting the planning and design guidelines for the middle school facility;
Step 5: Design collaboration - Designing to Support your Vision (Answering the question: “What would it look like if we really meant it?”); Promoting optimal implementation of the educational specifications.