Elevating School Interior Design with Custom Graphics
Discover how school interior design and custom graphics are revolutionizing educational spaces. In an era where technology is reshaping education, these elements play a crucial role in enhancing the learning environment for students and educators. Explore how integrating modern design and custom graphics inspires school spirit, fosters creativity, and creates a positive atmosphere for all.
Whittier Union High School District’s Technology Service Center
Materials & Signs:
Perforated Window Film, Acrylic Plexiglass, Frosted Vinyl Film, Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), French Cleats
In our rapidly evolving world, technology touches every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. Technology has revolutionized how we learn, enabling remote learning, providing access to information, and offering innovative tools to help students manage their time and acquire knowledge more efficiently. It has also prompted educators to adapt and enhance their teaching methods to meet the needs of modern learners.
Whittier Union High School District’s Technology Services Center, recognizing the transformative potential of technology, joined forces with A&I to create a vibrant and inspiring learning environment. In today’s educational landscape, school interior design and custom graphics play a pivotal role in shaping a conducive and motivating atmosphere for both students and educators. These elements enhance the school’s spirit and foster an ideal learning setting.
Perforated window film is a remarkable medium that transforms windows into vibrant canvases. It is a full-color vinyl sticker, featuring evenly spaced holes that allow for visibility from the inside while providing privacy from the outside. Beyond enhancing privacy, these films also offer the added benefits of reducing heat and glare from the sun, making them an excellent choice for various settings, including offices, retail spaces, and educational institutions.
The school district selected several branded logos to print on window film. A&I installed this film on internal office windows, creating a lively and inspiring space. This environment radiated warmth and school spirit, fostering a sense of belonging and pride.
In the quest to create a modern and inspired ambiance, A&I went a step further. We centered the popular grad cap image above the windows already adorned with window perf graphics, printing it onto acrylic plexiglass sheets. Acrylic, known by various names, including acrylic glass, plexiglass, and Lucite, offers impressive transparency, strength, and optical clarity. It excels in withstanding environmental wear and tear, making it a perfect canvas for custom graphics.
Unlike traditional glass, acrylic allows for direct printing on either the front or back, resulting in stunning and safe displays of school logos and artwork. With its sleek appearance, the grad cap graphic was securely mounted on the wall using aluminum standoffs, adding a sleek, modern touch to the school’s environment.
Within the Technology Center, several working spaces demanded privacy film on the windows. In one area, A&I implemented etched frosted glass vinyl for windows. This choice maintained ample light while limiting visibility, striking a balance between privacy and openness. A&I printed computer circuit board design on perforated window film for a creative approach on two other windows, adding to a cohesive technology theme. This design infused a tech-savvy and engaging vibe into the room.
One of the most utilized spaces in the Technology Center for studying and relaxation received a serene transformation. A&I adorned the wall with a captivating graphic depicting a serene mountain waterfall surrounded by lush green trees and a tranquil lake. This picturesque scene was directly printed on white Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) and split into three panels, each measuring 82 inches in width and 41 inches in height.
The unique “French cleat” method securely attaches these panels to the wall, allowing the image to flow seamlessly, creating a beautiful and peaceful space. The French cleat is an ingenious system that involves two interlocking brackets, one on the back of the panel and the other on the wall, ensuring a secure and aesthetically pleasing installation.
The Technology Center unveiled a distinctive Technology Services entryway sign to welcome students. This impressive wall sign measured a substantial 96 inches in width and 48 inches in height, commanding attention above the double doors. Crafted from black PVC with “Whittier Union High School District” printed with white ink, this sign defied convention, as white ink technology is not readily available by many print shop, but A&I pride ourselves on utilizing the latest printing technology.
The “Technology Services” letters, each a striking half-inch white PVC, were meticulously colored in Google theme shades, further emphasizing the overall interior design theme. The letters were individually contour-cut and affixed to the sign using a silicone adhesive to achieve a clean and polished appearance.
Whittier Union High School’s Technology Services Center showcases how school interior design and custom graphics are pivotal in creating an engaging, inspiring, and conducive learning environment. In today’s educational landscape, these elements have the power to transform spaces, inspire school spirit, and elevate the overall educational experience for students and educators. As technology continues to evolve, it opens new avenues for creativity and innovation in shaping our learning environments.
Technology will never replace great teachers, but in the hands of great teachers, it’s transformational.
– George Couros