Harper-Archer Elementary School

Atlanta, GA

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.

project scope

Experiential Graphics


K-12 Education


Atlanta Public Schools


  • 2020 IIDA Best of the Best (BOB) Award, Learning Finalist