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Washington Elementary School

August 15, 2023

When Schiller Park School Dis­trict decid­ed to build a new ele­men­tary school, it pri­or­i­tized the cre­ation of inno­v­a­tive, col­lab­o­ra­tive spaces for flex­i­ble, 21st-cen­tu­ry learn­ing. Wash­ing­ton Ele­men­tary by DLA Archi­tects deliv­ered with a Learn­ing Neigh­bor­hoods con­cept: cen­tral com­mu­ni­ty spaces are sur­round­ed by four home­rooms. The neigh­bor­hoods are dis­tin­guished by their geo­met­ric shapes and col­or iden­ti­ties, which
Wolf-Gordon’s Scuff­mas­ter paints, ScrubTough eggshell helped to define. DLA chose eas­i­ly clean­able Scuff­mas­ter instead of FRL wall pro­tec­tion for walls and nooks to main­tain con­tin­u­ous col­or and to pro­tect walls from fre­quent con­tact, i.e., dirt and scuff marks.

Schiller Park, IL | Design: DLA Archi­tects, Ltd | Pho­to: Alexan­der Romanovsky | Scuff­mas­ter®, Scrubtough