"Softening the landing for college freshmen"
As students struggle in the lecture hall, colleges try to make learning more personalized
By GREG STACK
Northwest Architectural Co.
"Small schools best prepared to teach the new '3 R's'"
'Rigor, relevance and relationships' are reshaping school design
By VICTORIA BERGSAGEL
Architects of Achievement
"Communities play larger role in shaping schools"
Taxpayers want them more flexible, durable and sustainable
By JOHN WEEKES and CHERI HENDRICKS
Special to the Journal
"Schools districts discover the value of sustainability"
But many face complex issues putting it into practice
By BRIAN CARTER
Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, designed by BLRB Architects, was completed in 2004 for $58 million. Lease Crutcher Lewis was the general contractor.
Photo by Doug Scott Photography/BLRB