British School South Loop Campus
Interior features support global perspective, achievement-focused mission at new urban campus
The British International School of Chicago wanted the furniture and equipment in its new South Loop campus to support the school’s focus on creativity and instruction, while complementing the building’s stunning design.
The result is an assortment of seating, desks, and tables inspired by the international curriculum. Furnishings range from the bright, curving tables in the Kindergarten Multipurpose Room to the interactive bench system with maple-top workbenches in the Digital Technology Room.
- In Digital Technology Room and Art Rooms, maple-top tables with stools and metal storage recall the classic wood shop, while still presenting a modern industrial appearance.
- Rolling chairs and tables with retractable monitors offer flexibility in the Information and Communications Technology Room.
- Rounded ottomans in vivid colors encourage interaction in breakout areas.
- High-top café-style seating, restaurant-style booths, and lower tables offer diverse seating options in the cafeteria.
- Mobile, organically-shaped bookcases with integrated seating divide the Primary Library and double as a storyteller seating bench.
- Activity stations in the Kindergarten Multipurpose Room invite students to play, explore, and learn.
Photos courtesy Antunovich Associates (Architect of record)