For decades, schools of all shapes and sizes – whether primary, secondary or higher education – have led the industry in designing daylight into their projects. In parallel, industry and academia have taught designers and builders techniques, technologies, and testing necessary to provide the appropriate quantity and quality of light for the built environment.
Schools in the early 20th Century, like this one in Portland, Ore., featured large windows to capitalize on daylight — the only light available at the time. But daylighting is making a comeback. Photo courtesy of Syska Hennessy Group.
Age of enlightenment
Does dynamic daylight necessitate a new definition for the well-lit environment?