An Exclusive Look at a Custom Makerspace in the Making!



Just as The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, prepares to kick off their second semester of Inventionland Institute curriculum, our team of designers is putting the finishing touches on the school’s creative makerspace.

This renovation project has been going on since early this summer and we’ve shared a few sneak peeks on social media; but, today, we’re delving deep into the space’s design with Inventionland Institute Executive Director Nathan Field.

“They wanted to renovate three rooms; so, we looked at the space, gave suggestions, took measurements and created a blueprint of the area,” said Field.

IMG_4145Ever since the blueprints were drawn up, Field and a team of designers have been busy creating the desks, tools and other equipment that will complete The Kiski School’s multi-room makerspace.

“There’s an inventor-space for brainstorming and designing, a maker-space for building and a storytelling-space for showcasing ideas with video and photography,” said Field.

Inside of that creative haven, Kiski students will find work benches, custom-made magnetic dry-erase boards, high-back desks with shadow IMG_6543walls marked specifically with outlined tool slots, a cyc wall and just about every hammer, drill, clamp and other tool necessary for new product development.

In addition to all of that hardware, The Kiski School’s three-room makerspace will include inspirational and informational posters to help motivate students to reach their innovative potential.IMG_4231

Field said that all customization work on the space has been completed in-house by Inventionland designers over the last couple months. Now, his team is just about ready to take this makerspace on the move!

“Next week, we’re loading up a semi-truck for the on-site delivery and installation… ready just in time for fall classes,” said Field.

Here are a few more shots of The Kiski School’s creative makerspace in progress:

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We’ll share more photos as we complete the makerspace installation. Check back for more from The Kiski School next week!