Among the other interior details described by Best: vivid colors to distinguish grades; durable ceramic tile, polished, stained concrete flooring, carpet tile, broadloom and rubber tile used variously across spaces; and furniture pieces weighing no more than 50 lb.
Human perception within the interior, and the corresponding psychological and physiological effects of design decisions, are basic to all investigations.
Design as a social practice is a guiding philosophy.
He recently shared some insights about new interiors included in the district’s $700-million initiative.
Those interiors are part of the design work by at least seven architectural firms in recent or current Building Excellence projects, with one of those, NAC Architecture’s design of the district’s Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM School, earning an international design recognition, Best points out.
Through project-based learning and a culminating thesis year, students pose questions and develop independent ideas, interests, and problem-solving skills.