The front of the Julia Morgan School for Girls built in the 20's. We always take into consideration the entire building and environment when designing for a project.
We worked with the School staff on a 'Design Assist' basis for their new STEAM rooms located in the basement. We helped them with the overall aesthetic design and made their ideas functional.
The walls of the room are covered in cabinets. We created all the drawings and schematics to get these built, as well as came up with fun, easy ideas to make the cabinets more interesting.
A simple decorative design on the cabinet, etched into the glass panels to go with the rest of the aesthetic.
A very fun design etched into the glass panels on the cabinets. We love bringing in these design ideas that are easy to do and add a big impact to the space.
Upstairs in the entry hall, we designed and built out shadow box shelving for the students art display, 'Tinker Cabinets' for their 'Maker' classes, and overhead programmable LED light frames as part of their STEAM project class.
The LEDs doing their light show. These are fully programable, so they can also just add more white light to the space when needed.
We designed a shelf to for the wall in the hallway for a laptop to sit on. The top of the shelf opens to where the power controllers / for the LEDs live.
The BWC team testing the lights before the site installation.
The laptop shelf and controller box has a nice decorative design, lock for security and good airflow inside (with the metal mesh grates) This is where the STEAM class for programing the overhead LEDs is held.
A view from the floor showing the connection points and the wall shelf for the controllers.
The hallway is now another classroom to support their STEAM curriculum with 'Tinker Cabinets' for making (and disassembling!) things, wall mounted shadow boxes to display student art and programable LEDs overhead to get the kids programing!
These 'Tinker Stations' were designed to be mobile craft and Maker stations for the girls, where they can take apart appliances and do electronics projects. The work surface is a durable maple with a grid pattern carved into the face. The drawers above pull completely out for an easier work environment. The wheels on the stations are non marking, full swivel wheels, with full locking ability on the main case.
The doors open completely to allow access to the pegboard of tools, the white board for notes, and the central cavity with ample storage for projects and parts.
Along with the Tinker Stations, we created this shadow box shelving to help display the students art work.
The shelves were quickly filled with the art from the students, now with a great place in the front entry way to show it all off.
The clover design comes from the details in the building and the furniture that was all designed by Julia Morgan in 1924. We are so excited to be a part of this history!
Simple all wood glide drawers reference the architectural time period of the building.
Choosing the right wheels, finishes and hardware is a most important part of the project. We spend time on the little details like this to make the final piece the best it can be.
Quickly loved and put into use, the students have made the Tinker Stations their own.