Bishop Elementary School was designed to be fully inclusive for students of all abilities. Great care was taken to create a school that provided equal access to all users; this was implemented through a variety of methods, including a single-story floor plan, an outdoor play area, and installation of trilingual signage. The custom signage and wayfinding included the three most common languages spoken in the neighborhood surrounding Bishop Elementary – English, Spanish, and Arabic. Inspired by the local community’s craftsman and prairie architectural aesthetics, this replacement school’s branding and environmental graphics used a muted color palette and subtle geometric patterning both inside and outside, creating a sense of invitation and openness.
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