The first of its kind, the Upbring school is based on innovative educational values and a deep understanding that “Every Child is Respected”. Preschool halls and classrooms were designed with the Reggio inspired teaching philosophy wherein the environment is the ‘third teacher’. With a pared down classroom scheme of white with light woods the hall was simplified by removing existing bulky wall hung cubbies and painted using a muted rainbow of the color spectrum, evolving as the child ages. Themed signage and floor decals help promote the classroom theme and encourage the visitor towards their designated area.
Main entry reception area was designed to create inspiration and an organized energy, with custom child figures and a bright mural that will change each school year. Adjacent administrative areas were brightened with white trim and doors, a soft cream tone throughout the overall walls and a coordinating blue accent wall to bring life to the staff areas. Entry off the parking lot was accented with blue doors and a wood wrapped entry ceiling, warming the visitors pause before entering the campus. Elementary school wing of the Upbring school was designed to coordinate with these thoughtful areas, including hallway walls with paint that changes in height as the child grows. With small children of our own this was a special project to be involved in.