Ina Arbuckle Elementary School Library Modernization

Jurupa Valley, California


Jurupa Unified School Distirct


3,418 sq.ft.

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An inner-city elementary school that suffered from a lack of engaging and welcoming spaces, Ina Arbuckle underwent a modernization that transformed the campus and connected it to the neighborhood. It has inspired students, parents, and the community to reach for their highest potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.

The library was re-imagined as a future-focused student resource center that supports hands-on activities and 360 degrees of project instruction. A multilayered experience through convex/concave ceiling elements serves to highlight collab zones, reinforced through bold color accents in paint and Cradle to Cradle Certified carpeting. Custom environmental graphics on walls and glazing expand the space and add visual interest to energize young minds. Flexible furniture configurations maximize and divide the center with pops of color infused in bookcase cubbies. They help promote student wonder and creativity.

Placing the resource center at the front of the campus has opened it to the community, enhancing equity across the district. Parents can visit with their children after hours and help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Featured in

2022 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Libraries/Media Centers

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Tandus
Carpet by Centiva
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Trimco
Door Hardware by Pemko
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Flooring by LATICRETE
Acoustics/Sound Systems by Armstrong World Industries
Cabinets by Wilsonart
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