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.

Organization and storage were two of Sundberg’s highest priorities. Sundberg visited Atmosphere to meet with the design team where she handpicked the selections and finishes to bring her music room from vision to reality. Together, they worked to ensure that the new classroom design blended with the existing facility. Sundberg, when asked about her experience, responded, “I worked with Juli and Emily and they were in constant communication with me about the whole project, it was really amazing. They did such a good job; I can’t say enough wonderful things about them.”

Atmosphere brought in Cascades System by Smith System, a mobile and effortless organization system designed for classrooms. A sit-stand desk was provided to Sundberg so she can change her posture and position throughout the day, increasing her overall comfort. Seating options throughout the room include Noodle Chairs by Smith System and Turnstone Buoys by Steelcase, and space was dedicated to interactive learning elements featuring Verb Whiteboards by Steelcase.

“I’m just so thankful to Atmosphere for the incredible amount of work they put into my room, for their dedication to not only just providing these products but teaching me to use them and implement them and really just doing an amazing job overall with this transformation.”
– Victoria Sundberg

“Atmosphere has been top-notch all the way through—from announcing it to the planning of the materials and then to executing this whole flip. I’m a whole-hearted believer in what Atmosphere can do for a classroom.”
– Bret Domstrand, Principal, Lake Marion Elementary

Location: Lakeville, MN

Photographer: Jeffrey Schmieg Photography

Architect: NA

Date Completed: 2018

Square Footage: NA

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