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.
Biophilic design uses nature-inspired elements to promote overall well-being and student achievement. Get inspiration from Demco’s award-winning classroom and learn how to incorporate natural elements into your own learning spaces.
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.
Are you about to embark on a classroom redesign? Educational design expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares what you need to be asking yourself, your staff, and your students before you move forward.
Learning environment expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares how furniture plays a part in creating a flexible classroom and provides tips on how to pair intentional space design with learning and instruction.
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.
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Lanier Primary School’s library was outdated, inflexible, and worn out.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Find out how Badger High School leveraged Demco’s interior design expertise to redesign their outdated library into a collegiate-level learning center.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.
If you’re wondering what the latest and greatest library trends are, you’ve come to the right place. Designer Stephanie Shook discusses the direction modern libraries are going and the top library design trends that will help you better serve your patrons.
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!”
It’s time to refresh your library with new furniture, but how to choose? Get expert advice from interior designers about what you need to think before making any decisions.
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.
Pershing County High School’s library was outdated and badly in need of an update. Together with Demco, Media Specialist Shelly Need turned the old library into a 21st-century hub of learning. Updates included flexible furniture, a modern circulation desk and access to technology.
Flexible seating and active learning environments have proven beneficial to student learning, but along with creating a comfortable learning environment comes safety concerns. Get advice from Learning Environment Designer Marci Milius about what you need to think about when choosing furniture for your library or classroom.
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.
Do you have some fidgeters in your classroom? This type of low-intensity movement is actually healthy for our brains and our bodies. Flexible seating arrangements in your space can help you promote more of this movement and not only promote healthy activity, but improve test scores as well—really! Read what the research says about encouraging healthy movement in schools.
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.