Patcraft Names 2020 "Schools of the Future!" Honoree

Cartersville, GA, July 16, 2020-Patcraft has recognized Walnut Grove Elementary School in Bargersville, Indiana, as a “Schools of the Future!” honoree. 

Walnut Grove’s new school building incorporates high-performance Patcraft flooring in a state-of-the-art, boldly colorful design that nurtures student pride and high achievement.

The annual program, which is a nationwide competition of K-12 or higher education institutions, has been designed to identify schools that are dedicated to transforming the performance of learning environments. Patcraft donates $1,000 to the recipients in an effort to spotlight and honor school facility transformations. 

Architects and interior designers at Lancer + Beebe, LLC, submitted details of the new school building’s innovative design for the contest. They described how the installation of Patcraft carpet transformed the learning environment for youngsters who study, compete and create here every day. The school’s design evokes its namesake walnut tree in color schemes for each grade community: blue, red, yellow and green. The structure and grounds also embrace sustainability with solar panels, a solar hot water heater, energy-efficient windows and lighting, a garden nourished by rainwater collected from the school’s roofs, hand dryers to reduce paper usage, and landscaping of native grasses and trees to reduce maintenance. There’s also a unique learning riser for large-group activities and a success slide, which students tumble down to celebrate their accomplishments.