By: Pam Maynard, CID Director of Interior Architecture and James Woolum, AIA, IIDA Design Principal

Notorious for their shoestring budgets, public schools have learned how to make every element of their space function in more ways than one. HMC’s interiors duo, Pam Maynard and James Woolum, published “10 Low-Cost Design Tips for Public School” in the October issue of School Planning & Management. The article provides tips for making your design budget stretch twice as far.

For example, take the edge off by adding COLOR. Research shows that color on the walls has a range of positive effects from reducing heart rates to modifying behavior so students stay more focused and teachers stay calm. Colored paint costs the same as white paint so why not liven things up?

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