Redesigning key areas of Rockfield Elementary School into multifunctional spaces meant new, vibrant colors and inspiring layouts. A simple design acknowledges the natural landscape the school occupies. Chosen materials are long lasting, low maintenance, timeless and inspiring for the students and teachers. Library flooring materials in circular patterns to mimic tree canopies hanging in the ceiling above. Cafeteria flooring introduces bright shades, and blue and green circular shapes accent a warm maple field. The corridor design is a linear, breaking up the long, narrow spaces. Circular themes continue in Break Out spaces, with bright colors coordinating with the furniture.
The layout and design of the accents required templating and hand cutting, much of it utilizing a band saw and custom made jigs for the variety of circular forms. Installation of accents came first with the field, whether LVT or carpet tile, cut to the precisely placed accents.
Four remodeled toilet rooms echo the design theme, featuring neutral 2”x2” tile floors with bands of blue, orange, yellow and green. The “wet” walls are clad in bright white 3”x6” subway tile.
Compounding the challenging layout and installation requirements, the work needed to be completed during the summer break. Three weeks were allotted to the flooring and ceramic tile finishes. Careful planning and coordination resulted in a project completed on time and on budget, while meeting the aesthetic and craftsmanship expectations of all stakeholders.