Juniata outdoor classroom

Juniata Outdoor Classroom

Juniata College dedicated a unique classroom space this past fall. The outdoor classroom, a class gift from the class of 2014, is constructed and ready for general campus use in warmer weather.

Juniata outdoor classroom

Derck & Edson created the schematic designs that included everything from how the classroom should be oriented on the site to the details for the steel and wood benches, tables, stage, and chalkboard, and landscaping.

The classroom accommodates +/- 20 students in this outdoor setting near the busy heart of campus behind the Swigart Enrollment Center. One of the coolest features in this classroom is the chalkboard with built-in cover. The ”˜wings’ of the stage ”“ which create a backdrop for the presenter when open –  close in to cover the chalk board to protect it from the outdoor elements when not in use.

Juniata outdoor classroom

This was a locally sourced project with much of the actual construction being performed by local contractors and Juniata College staff.