Wilsonart® supplied a custom-designed laminate surface for installation in the foyer area of the Travis Science Academy in Temple, Texas.

Formerly the Travis Middle School, Travis Science Academy was one of several schools in the Temple Independent School District that went through a restoration and re-branding process. SHW Group (now Stantec) was the architect for all of the projects while American Constructors served as construction manager at Travis.

Kent Boyd, the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations at Temple Independent School District, who was responsible for the improvements, explained that the school entrance was moved from the east to the west, allowing them to add a new administration area, a new library and a new secured double entry door. This double entrance created a great foyer space with a large blank wall, which was the perfect spot for a mural that could showcase the pride of being a Travis Science Academy Mustang.

The choice of material was an important factor, given that thousands of students walked the halls. They, therefore, needed something that was not only attractive, but also extremely durable to withstand the wear and tear typically seen in school common areas.

Wilsonart x You was found to be the perfect solution for the school’s requirement. A popular choice in educational applications, Wilsonart laminates are easy to install, maintain and replace if necessary.

Boyd was impressed with the simplicity of the whole process; the school supplied a high resolution digital image, which was reproduced on the laminate, generating positive feedback from both the students and the community.