Community-inspired school emphasizes versatility, interaction, and discovery
The 86,000-square-foot Hamilton Elementary School strongly influenced the design of educational facilities in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa. Its classrooms and interactive learning spaces encourage critical thinking. Bold forms, bright colors, and natural light enliven the facility, and teachers can easily reconfigure furniture for small or large group activities throughout the day.
In the pinwheel-like classroom wing, classrooms surround and display a technology-rich Imaginarium filled with open collaboration spaces. A learning stair equipped with a projector encourages spontaneous interaction and hosts presentations. Transparent sectional doors in classrooms open to the Imaginarium, while sliding doors between classrooms further teacher options.