Sites, Buildings, and Equipment
by John E. Nichols, Marguerite P. Burnham, Christine M. Heinig, Margaret MacFarland & Jessie Stanton - 1947
A school building exists for but one purpose—to serve as an instrument of the educational process. Its value is in direct proportion to the extent to which it makes a positive contribution to that process. Although it must be safe and healthful and comfortable for the habitation of children, these are attributes that belong to any building for public occupancy. They are attributes that should serve as only the basis for, and not the end of, planning. In the past we have been inclined to regard them as ends in themselves, placing too little emphasis on those aspects of a school building that distinguish it from all other buildings.
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