This renovation of 12 classrooms for grades K-8 was designed in collaboration with the school’s teachers in order to develop exciting learning spaces that reinforce their teaching methods. A suspended system of printed screens was created to provide surfaces for graphics related to children’s studies and to reinforce the impression of being in an outdoor classroom nested in a hi-tech interior. The classrooms are undersized for the number of students present, so in order to conserve space the interior is wrapped with a series of interlocking rectilinear cabinets that integrate computer stations, sliding marker boards, sinks, water fountains, and technology stations for the teachers. A strategic approach to the project’s design allowed it to succeed despite an unusually tight budget and schedule.
John Thomas Dye School
Project Status: Built
Los Angeles, California, United States
- Margaret Griffin, AIA and John Enright, FAIA: Griffin Enright Architects