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How multipurpose facilities are shaping the future of k-12 education

Decades of research underscore the importance of these spaces in improving student performance. The fact is that students who participate in extracurricular activities routinely have higher test scores, are more likely to graduate from high school, and are more likely to attend college. Moreover, activities such as sports and the performing arts support holistic student development. […]

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Listening and Learning

How enhancing classroom audio promotes equity in the classroom, improving academic performance and the overall learning experience. Research shows that the ability to hear clearly in the classroom environment has a profound impact on student engagement, focus, comprehension, and performance. Proper acoustics in the classroom benefit all students, not just those with unique hearing needs.

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The Future of Learning

By Melissa Turnbaugh, AIA, NCARB The school of the future will be student-centered and will aim to maximize the learner experience as well as the impact on local and global environments and economies. Learning environments will be designed with numerous factors in mind that all play a role in developing and empowering each individual.   

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PBK Receives Crowd Favorite at IIDA Product Runway

Every year the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter hosts Product Runway, a fashion design competition where designers and architects create handmade garments out of architectural finished materials. This year the theme was Wanderlust to honor the desire to explore destinations unknown. PBK was challenged with designing a garment inspired by Kyoto, the original capitol of Japan. 

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Summer Internship at PBK

Every year PBK offers a summer internship program to college students pursuing a career in the architectural industry. The summer internship focuses on the process of moving through the architectural phases: schematic design (SD), design development (DD), construction documents (CD) and construction administration (CA). PBK Intern Ben from the University of Houston shared “something important

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Room to Move: Avoiding Pitfalls When Specifying Furniture for Schools & Universities

American School University features Principal Emilee Keith and Associate Principal Joaquin Abrego in its latest issue. Emilee and Joaquin provide their recommendations on how to avoid pitfalls when specifying furniture for schools and universities. Specifying furniture can be complex and overwhelming for education institutions. Facility planners have finite resources when they decide how to outfit

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Houston area architecture firm PBK assisting Uvalde CISD in making schools safer

“We were asked to participate with Uvalde CISD by looking at their campuses to explore supplemental safety things, which they might want to consider,” said PBK Managing Partner Ian Powell. “We were so humbled and gratified that they considered us the individuals to call.” KPRC2 first spoke with PBK in 2018 when PBK led efforts

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