Walker Elementary School

Walker Elementary School Library Addition

Ashland, OR

Completed in association with DLR Group Architects,  The library is often the heart of a school and the educational process. At Walker Elementary School, the original facility was too small to house its inventory and too dark and cramped to encourage students to use it.  The new Library addition solved both problems with a bright, open plan that focused on whimsical design elements to afford the students a  welcoming environment.  A Built-in storytelling area accommodates full class interactions while child-sized window seats provide refuge for those solitary readers.  Eight foot tall window “Tree Screens” play with the light, creating ever-changing shadows within the reading room while eliminating excessive solar gain.