Harper-Archer Elementary School
The Harper-Archer project consisted of the conversion of a middle school into a new elementary school for Atlanta Public Schools. The team coordinated closely with school leadership to understand the joyful spirit of this elementary environment. Bright colors and graphics were designed and strategically incorporated throughout the building to create identity and aid in wayfinding. Created in coordination with the team, the design conveys the warmth and playfulness of early learning experiences and aim to capture the imagination and curiosity of the building’s young occupants.
The building’s exterior also underwent a rebranding. The entry was enhanced to create a welcoming sense of arrival. Fresh paint and windows refreshed the facade, while new lighting and signage offer a sense of warmth. Supergraphics on the pavement serve as a playful invitation to the students. Finally, light landscaping was strategically integrated to complete the update. The elements work together to communicate to students, families, and neighbors the sense of friendliness and the spirit of optimism that early learning brings.