Educational Specifications for Modern Learning Environments

The approved AISD Educational Specifications sets the standard for the way educational facilities should be designed and built to support students and teachers. The document sets performance goals for development of appropriate physical space in locations that best meet the needs of learners.

Educational Specifications

(Revised March 23, 2023)

Educational Specification and Project Development Manual Memos for the 2022 Bond Program

Austin ISD is committed to the continuous improvement of our learning spaces. As we design new spaces, inevitable lessons are learned. To ensure we can immediately benefit from these lessons learned, memos are released as soon as possible articulating any changes or required clarifications to our Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) and/or Project Development Manual (PDM). All memos will be incorporated into future formal Ed Specs and/or PDM updates.

Project Development Manual

The purpose of this Project Development Manual (PDM) is to outline technical design requirements and preferences for facilities in the Austin Independent School District to the consultants designing and administering the construction of facilities. This document is updated periodically to align with industry standards and preferences of the Austin ISD.

Project Development Manual (PDM)

The Project Development Manual is updated periodically. 

(Revised January 25, 2024)

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