Architectural ProductsProducts by Type Education Products By Sheila Kim Aluminum Wall Panel SystemDri-Designdri-design.com Rainscreen systems can revitalize older school buildings while providing a sound, cost-effective envelope. In Boston, architecture firm Gale Associates replaced Mattahunt Elementary School's failing 40-year-old exterior while giving it a facelift using Dri-Design's aluminum-panel rainscreen system. The panels'specified here in six colors to add visual punch'are available in any Kynar color and also zinc, copper, or stainless steel, alternatively.Grazie Seating CollectionKIki.com Designed by Giancarlo Piretti for Wisconsin furniture manufacturer KI, the Grazie seating collection is defined by a minimalist, ergonomic seat and back shells of injection-molded polypropylene. The backrest can flex up to 15', while the seat is upholstered with a 1”-thick foam cushion. Grazie is offered as an armed or armless stacker with four legs or glides; tablet chair (shown) with four legs, glides, or casters; task chair with casters.Natural Ventilation SystemBig Ass Fansbigassfans.com For the Oakland Unified School District's Downtown Educational Complex in California, new construction regulations prohibited installation of traditional HVAC systems (compressor-based refrigeration). Big Ass Fans worked with Taylor Engineering to develop a solution: thermal-mass walls absorb solar heat while central air-handling units bring in outdoor air to be circulated by large custom low-speed ceiling fans, maintaining comfort throughout the school.Lamberts Linit Channel Glass in Enamel ColorsBendheim Wall Systemsbendheimwall.com Linit channel glass by Lamberts can be specified in a range of hundreds of Pantone-like enamel colors to create dynamic facades, storefronts, or interior walls. Because the enamel is fused under high temperature onto the back, interior side of the U-shaped glass during the tempering process, it offers advantages over paint such as resistance to peeling, scratching, and cracking. The enameled channels, available in lengths of up to 23', appear completely opaque from the outside'as demonstrated at the Eppendorf school in Hamburg, Germany'but still filter light to the interior. Linit by Lamberts is exclusively distributed in the United States through Bendheim Wall Systems.Choices for Good Program for K'12Mannington Commercialchoicesforgood.com Choices for Good is a pay-what-you-can program newly launched by Mannington Commercial to provide K'12 schools with high-performance flooring. Eligible schools can pay a greatly reduced price and choose from a selection of stocked carpet, resilient sheet (shown), vinyl-tile, and rubber-tile products. January 16, 2014 New Classrooms Learning Module Designers and educators join forces to create a new classroom furniture system. Innovative furnishings and finishes, as well as simple exterior elements and equipment, enliven new and existing k-12 schools Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.