The College of DuPage faced a challenge for its newly constructed Health Careers and Natural Sciences Center that could only be solved with a designer’s ingenuity and a floorcovering that fulfills form and function. The building’s atrium, originally intended as a communal area for students, lacked warmth and was being underutilized. In addition, the hard surface floor was more sterile than inviting. Gaelynn Pippin, President of Edge Design LLC, was tasked with creating a floorcovering design that would bring more life back into the space as well as address the challenges often experienced with educational facilities – high volume of foot traffic, acoustics and maintenance issues.
“I knew the only product that could sustain this level of activity mixed with the various challenges introduced and still achieve the aesthetic I sought was Powerbond,” says Pippin.