In November 2018, Atmosphere launched our first annual FLIP Your Classroom contest to provide local students and teachers with a space that fosters collaboration, teamwork, and peer-to-peer communication. After a panel of three judges reviewed the inspiring and heartfelt submissions, local teacher Victoria Sundberg was awarded $50,000 to design a classroom that would deliver a high-quality educational experience. Sundberg is a music teacher to all 600 students at Lake Marion Elementary School in Lakeville and is passionate about providing the best space for them.
In early September 2019, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors hosted our second annual FLIP Your Classroom contest to provide local students and teachers with a space that fosters collaboration, teamwork, and peer-to-peer communication. The learning needs of students and teaching needs of educators vary throughout the day, and Atmosphere set out to provide spaces where students have choice and control over their learning environment, thus creating ownership of the learning process and making a successful outcome more likely.
Implementation of a “One Stop Enrollment” concept drove the renovation of the Phoenix College Hannelly Student Center, which included an addition and complete remodel of the existing Student Center and remodel of the current Learning Center Building into a Student Union with an exterior patio.
The Multicultural Student Center is housed in a second floor space in the Red Gym that includes huge steel beams, high ceilings, and an old wooden gym floor. Introducing modern modular walls into this space meant that the walls had to blend with the original architecture. We partnered with Steelcase to create special paint and incorporate muntins into the glass walls that match the color and spacing of window walls previously built in the space.
The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School / Colin Powell Center in Minneapolis is part of a network of 13 schools that began in Chicago in 1996. An ambitious effort targeting economically disadvantaged, inner-city youth, this learning/living center is built from the ground up and serves approximately 500 students.
The University of Wisconsin renovated spaces within College Library (the undergraduate library) and Wendt Library (the engineering library) to create new learning centers called the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning Centers, or WisCEL.