Edmonton Christian West School underwent a complete modernization, which meant the opportunity for the school to start from scratch and completely re-envision their layout. To design this space, we needed to understand what the space would be used for, and when the space would be used.
One of Edmonton Christian West School’s vision is to create a multi-functional place where kids can come between classes to hang out, relax, or study.
"Edmonton Christian schools were looking for ways to help students learn the way they felt most comfortable. The furniture had to be flexible so that students could choose what was best for them. That meant that we had to have options for furniture that allowed students to bounce and fidget, or where students could stand, sit, or slouch sometimes. The furniture had to be comfortable so there had to be some soft seating for quiet reading. We wanted the furniture to move fairly easily around the room so that the room could be easily reconfigured. All of this had to come at a reasonable price. CDI did help us a lot in the process. Their design team was fabulous in helping us choose options, colours, and appropriate setup. We also felt that the quality of the furniture was excellent and came with a price tag that was within our reach. We started buying the furniture a few years ago and have experienced ongoing support from CDI that we have really come to appreciate. For all of this, we are grateful as we feel our school is now a great place of learning for our students."
Peter Buisman, Executive Director, Edmonton Christian West School