K-12 Spaces

6 Trends in 21st Century Design

"21st Century school designs are stepping away from conservative color palettes and are instead creating “joyful chaos” within the building. Vivid hues and occasional accents embracing colors like orange, green and pink are just a few trends that we will likely see in designs to come, especially within elementary schools."

"The schematic planning of learning spaces is becoming more driven to facilitate two major passive design strategies. The prevailing strategy is the incorporation of natural daylighting. The second most common driver has been to holistically engage students with the natural elements that occur outside of the learning space."

"n smaller communities, we can expect to see a growing use of local materials and sources for school construction and design. Using local materials develops a sense of entrepreneurism and sustainability, something that is already being taught in school."

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