Best Railings Systems for K-12, Higher Ed and Public Spaces.

The choice of railing system is an important design decision that can impact the safety, functionality, and overall aesthetic of a building or public space. When it comes to railings for K-12 schools, higher education facilities, and other public spaces, there are several key factors to consider.

First and foremost, railings should be designed to meet local building codes and safety regulations. This is especially important in educational settings, where the risk of falls and other accidents is higher due to the presence of children and young adults. In addition to meeting code requirements, railings should also be designed to minimize the risk of accidents by providing a secure and stable railing system.

Another important factor to consider is the overall design and aesthetic of the railing system. In educational settings and public spaces, it is often desirable to create a welcoming and attractive environment that promotes learning and engagement. Railings can play a key role in this by serving as a visual element that enhances the overall look and feel of the space.

VIVA Railings offers several different types of railing systems to choose from, each with its own unique benefits. Some popular options for K-12 schools, higher education facilities, and other public spaces include:

Glass Railings: Glass railings offer a sleek and modern look, and can help to create an open and airy feel in a space.

Cable Railings: Cable railings are a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor spaces, as they offer a contemporary look while still providing a secure handrail.

Stainless Steel Railings: Stainless steel railings are a durable and long-lasting choice, and can be used in a wide range of settings.

Panel Railings: Featuring a structural sheet metal fabrication design. This system features CNC laser cut patterns that provide a range of pre-configured or custom designs of your choice


Southwest Adventist University - SHOE™ Glass

The new Southwest Adventist University Nursing and Admin is a great example of how you can customize an all glass system to suit your design needs. Steel and Freeman along with BECK designed a beautiful new building on campus that not only features a stunning curved glass stairwell but a pattern leading up to the second floor as well as the balcony that blends with the architecture perfectly.

SMU Hughes Trigg Student Center - SHOE™ Glass

SMU Hughes Trigg Student center has over 400 linear feet of our SHOE™ Glass Railing System. Designed and built by Hill & Wilkinson along with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Architects, the massive 112,000-square-foot center features a variety of programs and resources for students to further their education.


UT Moody College Skybridge - CIRCA™ Cable

The University of Texas Moody College Skybridge features over 300 linear feet of CIRCA™ Cable Railing with LED Illuminated Railing. Designed by Flinco and Lawrence Architecture, it was designed to create a safe walkway between buildings for the media campus.

Tarrant County College - CIRCA™ Cable

Tarrant County College is a one-of-a-kind facility for students to learn with a hands-on approach with real equipment. Over 800 linear feet of CIRCA™ Cable adorn the campus and entryway. The industrial, easy-to-maintain cable system was the perfect choice by Archer Western Construction and Freese Architecture with the new Technology center.


Denton ISD Strickland Middle School - CIRCA™ Perf

Denton ISD’s Strickland Middle School is the latest campus to be built by the DISD school district along with Balfour Beatty Contractors and VLK Architects. Over 600 linear feet of our CIRCA™ Perforated Metal Panel Railing System surrounds the library and lower lounge areas.

UNT 1'O Clock Lounge - CUBE™ Wire Mesh

The UNT 1 O’ Clock Lounge is a unique student center that houses not only dining, but a stage to play music and even pool tables. The unique wire mesh design chosen by HUNT Construction and Jacobs Architects with the CUBE™ System creates a one-of-a-kind look that blends with the interior's clean lines seamlessly.


West Coast University - STRUC™ Panel

The brand-new West Coast University is one of the latest campuses to land in Richardson, Texas. HRNCIR Construction and Gensler wanted to go above and beyond with an ultra-modern railing system that goes with the modern look of the campus, and the STRUC System was a perfect choice. A custom copper powder coat finishes completed the look.

Austin Community College Highland Campus - FRAME™ Panel

The Austin Community College Highland Campus offers technical training for careers and a vast arts curriculum from dance to design. With the FRAME™ Metal System and its bold, art deco look, its no wonder why Flintco and Perkins + Will chose this stunning railing system to decorate the main stairwell of the interiors.

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