Flexible Seating + Classroom Equity = Student SuccessOceanside Unified School District (OUSD) needed to update all the classroom furniture in their 15 K–5 elementary schools, which combined to serve over 9,000 students. The existing furnishings were outdated, featuring heavy student desks with attached seats and piecemeal storage solutions. The school district had several remodeling and […]
A School with a View Forest Edge Elementary School serves the nearby Oregon, Wisconsin, school district. Thought it was completed in 2020, its design kept the future in mind. The school is unique in its deep commitment to the surrounding natural environment and biophilic design. Heated and cooled using geothermal wells and more than 1,700 […]
Many of the things you’ve done to support patrons during the pandemic also lend themselves perfectly to creating coworking spaces. Check out these tips to get started.
Lawton Elementary School’s campus had been in use for more than 60 years. See how Demco worked with their educators to revitalize 22 classrooms and create spaces that inspire all children to reach their potential for decades to come.
After passing a referendum to build a new elementary wing and overhaul their middle and high school wing, Barneveld School District’s main goal was to create a shared K–12 building that would be just as inviting to seniors as it was to kindergartners.
You know you want to redesign your learning spaces to boost student achievement, but are you asking yourself the right questions? Find out how to take a deeper look at your space with these tips from learning environment design expert Dr. Bob Dillon.
Bay View Middle School leaders wanted to redesign their library and learning spaces to give students a place where they could gain exposure to a variety of materials. See how Demco’s interior services experts helped create a learning environment where multiple modes of learning, exploration, discovery, and creation could take place.
Modern school libraries provide support for a wide variety of learning styles and activities. In order to do this, they need to be flexible, interactive, and feature areas for collaboration. Get ideas on how to create and sustain these types of spaces in your library.
Libraries play an important role in providing informal learning opportunities outside the classroom. Learn how furniture, space design, and technology play a part in creating spaces that support collaboration, ideation, and social interaction.
Library users of all ages have different needs in each area of your library. Get advice on best practices for designing seven essential library spaces to make sure all users’ needs are met.
Lanier Primary School’s library was outdated, inflexible, and worn out. See how Demco’s design experts helped create a new space that is modern and adaptable with flexible furnishings, inviting soft seating, and mobile shelving.
Natrona County Public Library wanted to develop a space where their community could gather to create, share resources, and take part in STEAM programming. Learn how library leaders teamed up with Demco’s interior solutions consultants to build their makerspace – furnishings, tools, and all – and connect their community through making.
Find out how Badger High School leveraged Demco’s interior design expertise to redesign their outdated library into a collegiate-level learning center. Key features include flexible, mobile furniture, a mix of seating options, and integrated technology opportunities.
Discover the learning outcomes that ensued when Nick Provenzano teamed up with Demco’s educational interiors consultants to create three separate makerspace rooms. Key features of the new space support the design-thinking process and include dry-erase tables to propel ideation and collaboration, robust work surfaces to support a variety of activities, and active seating to promote focus and stimulate thinking.
Active learning environments promote critical thinking, inclusivity, and higher levels of engagement. Find out how to support this approach through classroom experiences and flexible learning environments.
Libraries are continuing to respond to the changing needs of their communities by expanding their services and updating their spaces. Our designers are always looking for ways to help libraries fulfill those needs, and they’ve identified six furniture pieces that hit the mark with more access to power, more space to collaborate and multipurpose flexibility. Keep reading to see what furniture pieces made them say “Wow!”
See how Hartland South Elementary School updated their STEM lab with mobile tables and collaborative furnishings and took their library space from old and outdated to modern and exciting.
Your users are looking for a place to collaborate, to share ideas and brainstorm to get projects done. The library is the perfect place for people to gather and work together — but what’s the best way to help facilitate this idea sharing? Learn from seasoned expert Traci Lesneski about what to consider when designing collaborative spaces and the key features your users are looking for.
What does it mean to design a 21st century library? How do you make so many stakeholders happy? Margaret Sullivan, a Principal at Margaret Sullivan Studio, breaks it down for you. Tune in for 10 essential places every public library needs to foster community.
Every makerspace and every library is different. Learn the questions experts ask when assessing the best way to integrate a makerspace into a new or existing library. Architect Tiffany Nash gives you guidance to get you on your way.
When Massapequa school officials got an idea, they made it a reality in a big way. See how they updated 6 of their elementary libraries with modern makerspaces and started seeing positive learning outcomes as a result.
From choosing the tech tools to naming the space, teens were involved every step of the way in designing The Mix, San Francisco Public Library’s ultimate teen experience. Take a visual tour of The Mix’s 4,000+ square feet of designated space for teens to invent, create, study and just plain mess around.
Today’s libraries are meeting customers’ expectations in new ways. Have a look at 3 of our favorites that highlight some of the top library design trends of 2015.