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.
Need to make the argument that your learning spaces are outdated and are ready for a refresh? The proof is in the research. Read on to gain evidence for the importance of learning space design and the impact it can have on students’ well-being and academic achievement.
You have a vision of creating modern learning spaces for your students, but how do you garner support for that vision? Learn tips for creating an effective communication strategy that will turn your staff and your community members into your biggest champions.
Biophilic design, or integrating nature into the classroom, has been proven to boost student performance. Learn more about the benefits and how to incorporate natural elements into your own learning spaces.
Educational design expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares why student and teacher voices are the first step to making a modern learning space a reality.
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.
Find out how Badger High School leveraged Demco’s interior design expertise to redesign their outdated library into a collegiate-level learning center.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.
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.
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.
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 play a critical role in delivering early literacy services to their communities, both through their programming and through their spaces. Get tips on how to evaluate your space to ensure your littlest patrons are getting the most out of your learning environment.
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.
Ready to add a fresh new look to your library? Choosing colors and fabrics for your new furnishings can be overwhelming. With these tips from interior design expert Jessica Mahne you’ll be ready to create the welcoming atmosphere you want for your library.
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.
Your library might be crying out for a refresh, but your budget might not match up with your wish list. To help you bring new light to your collection and services, Stephanie Shook serves up some tips for making the old new again.
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.
Situated on the South Side of Chicago, Eisenhower High School is just as bustling inside its walls as it is outside in the city. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is now used by a greater diversity of the school community due in large part to the flexibility and versatility of its new furniture. The space now […]
Ann Antolini School is the only elementary school for 3rd to 6th grade students in the town of New Hartford, CT. With a population of roughly 7,000, these students come from a predominantly rural community consisting of farms, homes and parks. When the time came to update the school’s library they turned to Demco for […]
Expectations are changing and students have diverse needs. A library design professional talks about the new school library and its exciting implications.
See how the Sioux Center Middle and High School library went from “dull, monotone time warp” to vibrant, 21st century learning center. The new multi-functional space features a variety of table and seating options and has become a popular hangout for students.
Imagine a school library with more of an “abandoned warehouse” feel to it than a welcoming space. This was the case for Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School before partnering with Demco.“Books were EVERYWHERE in the old library,” says Chris Albarran, Librarian of Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School. “It was like a book warehouse.”Through Demco’s collaborative design process, […]