- 2014 Award of Merit, Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments, Illinois Association of School Boards
The Downers Grove School District selected Wight & Company to design a new addition to the Pierce Downer School. The addition was intended to be a suite where education could take place throughout each component of the space. All areas are equipped with smart boards, floor-to-ceiling writing walls, and tackable wall surfaces, and furniture is varied and mobile. In the spirit of efficiency and flexibility, moveable walls with writing surfaces make the overall spaces more accommodating to active learning styles and techniques and are adaptable for multiple grade levels from year to year.