In the past 5-6 years, education design ideology has changed considerably. Leading schools now seek professional help to achieve cutting edge, inspirational interiors for their students.
With so many schools opening and competition for pupils at an all-time high, school planning and design are coming to the forefront.
A well-designed school can not only attract the right staff and pupils but by providing better facilities, it can make a school the more attractive proposition for parents and generate revenue from the public.
Designing for education is constantly evolving with new developments in teaching methods, with their related functions and requirements greatly affecting planning adjacencies for key spaces and even furniture layouts.
Research into child development and career opportunities is changing the focus from traditional teaching methods to a more fluid continual style.
Children themselves are changing with their technological knowledge and sophistication requiring a constant future proofing in infrastructure and hardware provision.
Class time is more collaborative with pupils getting short video lectures before class and then invited to discuss and explore the content in a conference style layout. Developments in flexible furniture allow for easy re-configuration and clever use of colour is what modern education interior design is all about.
Mood Boards and design reports
Colour advice and consultancy
Colour montages and selection
Furniture placement advice
3D elevations / spatial planning
Finishes selection including supplier liaison
Joinery design and trade liaison
Refurbishments or new builds specification
Art work selection
'Lisa's work with St Columba has enabled us to develop a theme in the appearance and design of key buildings on campus. Her advice has allowed us to create spaces that that reflect the school's vision for excellence and has enhanced the visual and functional use of our learning spaces. Her input in the creation of the Iona Performing Arts Centre and the redesign of the Dawson Library and Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre have been key components in the creation of vibrant learning spaces that have enhanced the experience of our students and their families.'
St Columba Anglican School