White Papers, Viewpoints and Case Studies


Classroom Design

Classroom Design: Where Aesthetics and Affordability Connect.

Virtual reality (VR) is going to school, as a collaborative, creative component in design for early childhood and K-12 classrooms. Giving educators and designers the ability to see how desks, seating, storage, and other accessories work together ensures that classrooms can successfully accommodate a range of learning activities and needs.


Rethinking Early Childhood and Elementary Learning Environments

Rethinking Early Childhood & Elementary Learning Environments

The need for flexibility in early childhood and elementary school learning environments has never been greater. From accommodating a range of learning activities and seating configurations to new technologies and health and safety, multi-purpose and flexible furniture are the new priorities for teaching, learning, and student success.


Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design: Time for a Reset?

How close are we to ensuring our school buildings are adequately protecting the environment? School design and functionality have become indelibly intertwined for the health and welfare of students, staff, and the planet. This paper discusses pitfalls limiting the “green” building and looks forward at achieving short- and long-term sustainability.


Learning from a Pandemic

Taking Lessons from the Pandemic for Classroom Design and Flexibility

From portable sinks requiring no plumbing hook-ups to safety shields and more modular table, desk, and shelving products, the pandemic helped us all innovate and re-think classroom design. Learn from the leaders at Jonti-Craft, a leading educational furniture manufacturer, how to solve design problems in every early learning space.


Creating Worry Free Environments in Education

Creating Worry-Free Environments in Education

Find out more about choosing the right flooring solutions and the impact it can have on creating healthier, worry-free spaces throughout the lifecycle of the installation. We’ll touch on topics including creating productive spaces for students & staff, the impact of COVID-19 on cleanliness standards, choosing the right flooring solution, and how to navigate the flooring decision-making process.


3 Ways to Improve College Campuses

3 Ways to Improve College Campuses

College campuses are experiencing the need for change now more than ever before and students going back into a physical environment of education may be quite an adjustment for many.


Post-Pandemic Shifts in Learning Culture

Post-Pandemic Shifts in Learning Culture

Spaces4Learning sat down with Jonathan Matta, National Education Leader with KI Furniture, to take a bird’s-eye view of lessons learned from the pandemic.


Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of COVID-19

Flooring Design Solutions in the Era of COVID-19

Interior design plays a fundamental role in not only making education spaces functional, but also in creating a calm, soothing environment for students and faculty alike. Aesthetics—from color selection to layout—are crucial in helping schools re-emerge from the pandemic as safe spaces that promote emotional and psychological well-being.


Rethinking Classroom Learning Environments for the Future

Rethinking Classroom Learning Environments for the Future

In 2020, everything changed. From "what" to "how" and "where" we taught, schools scrambled to keep students healthy and safe, without neglecting their need for continuous learning experiences and support. If you’re passionate about education and eager to learn more about how COVID-19 continues to influence modern learning environments, read on!


Safe Air in Schools

Safe Air in Schools

Maintaining indoor air quality has gained renewed importance as K–12 students around the country prepare to return to in-person learning full time.


Streamline Your Campus Parcel Management with Contactless Technology

Streamline Your Campus Parcel Management with Contactless Technology

See how automated shipping and receiving services can help schools attract students and lower costs.


Best Practices for ID Card Issuance

Best Practices for ID Card Issuance

K–12 schools and colleges both issue ID cards to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. The logistics of creating and printing smart ID cards with technical capabilities are more complicated than you might think.


Getting Started with VRF

VRF Technology Brings Comfort and Efficiency to Classrooms

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoned technology is an energy-efficient, all-electric heating and air conditioning option for commercial and light commercial spaces, such as education facilities. In our white paper, Getting Started with VRF you’ll learn more about the technology and its unique requirements and benefits.


Campus Operations During the Pandemic

Campus Operations During the Pandemic

A deeper dive into mailroom operations at colleges and universities in the United States


Cafeteria Tables Case Study

BioFit Cafeteria Tables Case Study

This study details why BioFit tables were selected by Washington State's Capital Region Education Service District to outfit cafeterias in its 5-county/44-school-district territory to help eliminate worker risk after a loss of nearly $400,000 in workers' compensation claims related to table-use injuries and steady growth forecast for its K-12 population.