We are thrilled to announce that the Hildreth Elementary School has been awarded the First Award for Signage Design (Built) in the Rethinking the Future Global Architecture & Design Awards, a leading organization committed to providing an international platform and celebrates and shares the knowledge that created through a plethora of academic dialogues in the field of architecture and design.

The Hildreth Elementary School is a new PreK-5 school located in Harvard, Massachusetts. Founded in the early 1700s, the project presented an opportunity to create a school for 21st-century learning which would meet the educational vision of the town’s high-performing school district while also respecting the historical character and resources of the community.

The Arrowstreet Graphics team worked with the Architectural and Interiors teams to analyze

research obtained from Harvard’s historic society, outreach, and landscape tours. The historical architecture found throughout Harvard influenced the building massing and materiality of the school. These results, which included a collection of imagery provided inspiration for the interior color palette, placemaking elements, and exterior of the building. The final design met the educational vision of the school district while respecting the character and values of the historical community.

Topics: signage, Awards, Graphic Design, Hildreth Elementary School, Rethinking the Future