Forest Ridge Elementary School
The wallcoverings emphasize the school's design theme - a four season forest. The colors, theme, and scale of the wallcoverings create an environment where students feel like they are amongst trees in a forest. By utilizing elements from nature to inspire the design, school becomes a fun, playful, and educational environment for students, staff, and visitors.
Developed for Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA)
The four main learning "neighborhoods" each have a designated season and color to promote wayfinding, while common spaces, such as the cafeteria and media center, combine colors from each of the neighborhoods.
The leaves are varieties of oak found locally in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, as are the forest animals incorporated into the wallcoverings.