School Buildings Project. School Design Matters! - Reviewing design influences on Education Performance and the contemporary school's existence as a 'community asset', or 'development hub' in Africa.
School design and building, and the relationship with educational quality, are reviewed. The review uncovered a range of different information sources. The majority, as expected, comprise of official reports on specific issues related school design, provision, or buildings. However of equal importance has been the historic overview of publications related to school design. The review of contemporary research into aspects of school design and building evaluation identified the complexity of the process, and in effect the need to infer or extrapolate relevant information to test the hypothesis, that there is a link between schools designed as part of a community infrastructure network, with multifunctional uses, being more successful than traditional schools with a mono-functional, education-only remit.