DonorsChoose.org is a rapidly growing non-profit organization devoted to provide students in low-income public schools with books and other supplies. In need of a larger and more functional space, in 2013 the organization moved to a new office in New York designed by Eight Inc.
Good lighting, ease of rearrangement and clutter prevention are the fundamental keywords for an educational space. By designing a space with minimal traditional walls, millwork display walls that double as storage units, and flexible worktables, Eight Inc. was able to achieve these parameters in a simple and straightforward layout.
True to the non-profit spirit of the project, the entire design services of Eight Inc. have been donated to the organization, along with those of lighting specialists Lux Populi and all the furniture and fittings.