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JULIA MORGAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

   

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JULIA MORGAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS


【CLIENT】

Julia Morgan School for Girls

【PLACE + TIME】

Oakland, CA / 2016

【PROJECT TEAM】

Because We Can  ✦  Design Assist Services for STEAM Rooms, Interior Design for lobby, Furniture Design, Fabrication of lobby items

【MADE IN OUR SHOP】

Display shelving, STEM 'Tinker Stations', Interactive LED overhead Lighting

                                                          WATCH:   Color-changing, LED ceiling lights illuminate the hallways of this school.

I think we’re pretty fearless when it comes to color and themes and doing crazier things,” McGrew said, “where a lot of other architecture firms are much more in the minimalist, modern kind of mindset.
— LiveWorkOakland.com
 
 
 

【ABOUT】

As the 'maker movement' gains in popularity, this all-girls school wanted to showcase its own maker programs in the most immediate sense. In the front hallway that is used mainly for events, we designed 'tinker cabinets' that would match the aesthetic of this 1920's Julia Morgan building. They double as useful workshop cabinets for the students. In the same hallway we also designed interactive LED light rails that illuminate the hallway ceiling with fun colors. The LEDs are driven by a programmable arduino that is hidden within an attractive laptop station where students can learn how to write programs for the lights. Finally, we designed a series of wall-mounted box shelving to showcase the students' projects. We successfully combined the needs of the students with the aesthetics of this historic 1920's building.

                                                          WATCH:   Color-changing, LED ceiling lights illuminate the hallways of this school.