Specialty Classrooms

There are many special learning areas throughout the school. In addition to the traditional classrooms, these areas require a focused approach to colour that will support the

dynamic activities that take place in each environment. Colour and design are targeted to highlight superior academics and performance.

 

  • Labs – If diagnosis or examination of materials is critical – specify White, Off-White or Pearl Gray
  • Biology = Nature
    Specify neutral and/or beige, brown, green, teal or blue
  • Chemistry = Logic
    Specify neutral and/or green & blue
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  • Art Studio = Creative
  • Specify neutral background colours with accents of pink, peach, light yellow, green and violet
  • Allow for multi-functional, large and small groups working together and independently
  • Flexibility will increase with folding partitions and stackable seating
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  • Band & Choir = Teams
  • Specify neutrals along with colours that instill calm & creativity such as greens and violets
  • Wall space for professional pictures & artwork
  • Use mirrors for show choirs
  • Specify Absorber & Diffuser acoustical panels
  • Incorporate sectional sofas for student relaxation
  • Tiered & movable risers for flexibility
  • Specify wood or hard finished floors
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  • Consider beige, tan, coral, soft yellow or pale green
  • Tackable surfaces & marking boards/movable
  • Massive storage space
  • Hardwood adjustable tables w/epoxy resin tops
  • High stools w/padded back & seats
  • Sealed concrete floors
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  • Study Areas = Equilibrium, Balance & Stillness
  • Specify Off-White, pearl gray, earth-tones, brown, green or blue
  • No red, orange or yellow
  • These areas should be quiet in design and allow for concentration
  • Acoustical sound panels assist in providing an atmosphere essential for contemplation
‘Cool colours encourage concentration by lowering heart and respiration rates’ [Bordwell/1998]
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Outdoor spaces serve as excellent opportunities to interact with nature, expand the classroom and offer enhanced flexibility. Colour brings this space to life with a spectrum of offerings. Inexpensive, native plantings keep budgets low, overhead shading keeps temperatures cool.