Providing innovative learning opportunities when you’re stuck in a traditional classroom or outdated library can be frustrating. Get ideas on changes you can make to update your space and boost student engagement.
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.
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Lanier Primary School’s library was outdated, inflexible, and worn out.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.
More motivation, better productivity, and a decrease in behavior issues? Educators say flexible seating is the key. Hear from teachers and librarians how a flexible seating arrangement has had a positive impact on their students’ learning.
School-age children need learning environments that stimulate their reading, writing, math and science skills and also offer areas of quiet respite. Find out how you can accomplish these goals in your own children’s spaces with this checklist.
Are your learning spaces in need of a refresh? Before starting any makeovers, you may want to consider the latest trends in educational design. Check out the top trends our design team has identified while creating contemporary learning environments in schools and libraries.
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.