Each year, Patcraft holds a nationwide competition to honor K-12 schools and higher education institutions that are dedicated to transforming the performance of their learning environments. Patcraft donates $1,000 to the School of the Future winners in an effort to spotlight and honor school facilities that feature future-ready design elements, including Patcraft flooring.
Pine Street Elementary School in Conyers, Georgia, is one of the schools honored in 2019. The school was founded in 1957. Its new building, designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart Associates, opened in July 2018. The school’s students, faculty and staff love their new campus.
The new campus features innovative design elements, including collaborative spaces for teamwork-oriented, interactive learning and colorful wayfinding features to guide students between the school’s four wings. Each wing has a color–purple, green, red and orange—that identifies its educational focus. Classroom walls may be pulled back to open up spaces where students can read, work in groups, or discuss lessons, and both energy-efficient LED lighting and natural light sources illuminate interior spaces.
Click here to learn more about Pine Street and other Schools of the Future winners.