Architectural Walls: Inspired Solutions for Education

Posted 4/18/16 by Ryan Usiak in Education

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As the education landscape continues to evolve; how does one design environments that support a variety of learning styles and approaches? Architectural walls or movable walls may very well be the answer!

The traditional definition of a wall is something that divides and separates space, creating a barrier. While architectural walls can do just that, they can also create the framework for flexible learning environments that accommodate interactive and engaging educational activities for students and teachers.

Breaking Down Walls with Walls
The space needs of today’s students and teachers run the gamut from teaming, presentations and group discussion areas to individual research and reflection areas. The ability to quickly reconfigure spaces is becoming more and more important for student success. The versatility of architectural walls allow users to adapt to these changing needs. Movable and reconfigurable, architectural walls offer a modular design which enables the quick and simple repurposing of a space.

In fact, architectural wall systems are ideal for classrooms, libraries, student service centers, residence halls and administrative offices. Movable walls may also be incorporated into:

  • Touchdown areas
  • Study nooks
  • Small or large group meeting rooms
  • Confidential areas needing enclosed walls for privacy
  • Closed or open ceiling applications

Walls not only define space but become a multifunctional classroom tool. Use wall panel systems with markerboard surfaces to foster ideation and promote creativity among students. Integrate walls with technology, supporting the growing need for connectivity in the classroom.

Wall Art
In addition to functionality, architectural walls offer an aesthetic advantage to traditional drywall. Glass wall systems promote natural daylighting and create clearer sight lines. It's possible to replace drywall with a more sustainable wall option that is easily painted, wrapped or printed.  Users can mix glass and solid materials for walls with unlimited design opportunities and unique features. The options are endless!

Learn more about architectural wall solutions for education.  

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Ryan Usiak

About the author: Ryan Usiak

Vice President - Architectural Wall Operations As Sr. Product Marketing Manager for architectural wall, Ryan Usiak oversees the tactical development and execution of product marketing. He continuously assesses and identifies product needs within KI’s respective markets and manages new product development. Ryan is not only responsible for salesforce development but frequently provides technical product support to customers and leads CEU presentations. Ryan began his career with KI in 2007. He has since held a variety of positions in Product Marketing covering education products, healthcare products and finally architectural wall. His background is in electrical contracting project management and sales for commercial, industrial and civil construction.