How do you provide a customized environment that embraces a new digital world and provides opportunities for students to integrate technology with education in a collaborative manner? Leaders at Coppell Independent School District reached out to the community, and a committee was formed to make recommendations that were both practical and progressive.
The design had COST PER SQ FT$35.62FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation accommodate a radical shift from the classroom layout in the existing elementary school that was renovated for the project. By strategically removing walls in some locations and opening up others with glass, the design transforms the spaces from stand-and-deliver classrooms to energized, multi-use spaces. Certain rooms open out to hallways for collaboration and teaming. An open plan, movable furniture and a wireless network enable students to configure their own learning environments based on the size of the team and the project at hand.
“This design solution reflects a true appreciation of the changing educational needs of today’s students—all within a confined existing building and a very tight budget. Great job!”--2009 jury