Enhancing and Supporting Education Through Interior Design

Come and discover with us the connection between education and design. What is education through a designer's eye? How does color psychology influence human behavior and how do patterns evoke human interactions and impact our sense of comfort and ease? Explore with us the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to flooring selections and see the power of flooring in educational environments. We will share research and user response that informs and improves educational performance outcomes. Project examples will include:

  • Early learning schools;
  • PreK-8 school design concepts;
  • A 1927 vintage high school renovation; and
  • Several higher education environments.

Learning objectives:

  • The use of color psychology in educational environments.
  • How patterns influence behaviors.
  • Compare flooring types, application, performance, durability and maintenance.
  • Biophilic data and the implications of nature-based design.
  • How to do pre and post-occupancy research.

Available On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour

About Our Speakers

Robin R. Randall, AIA, ALEP, LEED BD+C
Principal I Director of PreK-12 Education and Accredited Learning Environment Planner at Legat Architects

Robin RandallRobin Randall, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C leads clients in a customized design process that transforms their mission and purpose into meaningful, budget-conscious, forward-thinking learning environments. She builds exceptional collaborative teams around projects including master plans, facilities assessments, renovations, and new educational facilities. For over 30 years, Robin has designed and planned award-winning educational facilities ranging from early learning centers to high schools, as well as specialty learning environments. Her designs push the boundaries of sustainability by emphasizing student and building performance.

Sylvia Kowalk, LEED AP
Principal I Director of Interior Design at Legat Architects

Sylvia KowalkSylvia Kowalk, LEED AP, leader of Legat’s interior design practice, designs visually engaging interior environments that elevate mood and improve efficiency. Sylvia’s portfolio ranges from preK-12 and higher education facilities to performing arts centers, community health centers, and corporate environments. She regularly speaks about interior design trends and challenges at regional and national conferences. Sylvia is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and regularly contributes to industry publications.

A special thanks to our sponsors for providing this free event.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions
Whether orchestrating a dramatic and engaging impression or creating a high-performance classroom, you can rely on Armstrong Ceiling Solutions for products that deliver the performance your school needs. For more details, visit www.armstrongceilings.com/education.

Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. is a 100+ year-old global restroom accessory, cubicle and toilet partition system company headquartered in North Hollywood, CA, with seven manufacturing divisions across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and business operations that extend into 85 markets worldwide. www.bobrick.com

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