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Educational Facility Solutions

Shading, audiovisual, and gymnasium solutions for educational applications.

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Motorized FlexShade with couplers and IntelliFlex controls in the Mullins Reading Room at Purdue University.

Motorized FlexShade with couplers and IntelliFlex controls in the Mullins Reading Room at Purdue University.

Custom motorized shade systems at University of Chicago Lab School, Chicago, IL.

Custom motorized shade systems at University of Chicago Lab School, Chicago, IL.

Elevate the comfort and performance of students and staff. Window shades allow you to get the most out of natural light and views while mitigating glare and heat gain.

Motorized window shades enhance design and provide light control or privacy for classrooms, offices, and other education spaces. Motorization and automation create convenience and efficiency.

Improve student attention span and brain function.

Studies suggest the right amount of natural daylighting and views to the outdoors can improve student performance. However, glare and solar heat gain can overtake those gains and hurt efficiency. Draper motorized shades reduce glare and lower the impact of solar heat gain while preserving outside views whether you’re integrating a single location, large building, or a campus.

Create comfortable outside learning areas.

During the pandemic, schools had to get creative. Many teachers moved certain activities and classes outdoors. That’s fine unless it’s raining, or the weather is uncooperative. Using FlexShade ZIP outdoor shades on existing open structures can keep out extreme temperatures, glare, rain, and insects.

Educational Facility Shading Systems


Motorized FlexShade window shades at Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL.

Motorized FlexShade window shades at Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL.

Motorized FlexShade–AC

Draper AC hardwired motorized shades are UL listed for years of verified safe, reliable performance. There are hundreds of fabric color and openness choices and hardware options for each version to fit with any style or need.

Traditional, Smart, and Radio Technology Somfy motors feature a wide array of external control options, including wall switches, handheld remotes, and integration with third party home control systems, to provide the perfect solution

Motorized FlexShade window shades at Memorial Stadium, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Motorized FlexShade window shades at Memorial Stadium, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Motorized FlexShade–Low Voltage

Low voltage window shades are quiet, consume less power, and require less wiring by an electrician. They are easy to integrate with automation or lighting systems, ensuring your shades are always where they need to be and provide you with long-term, worry-free performance. The same fabric and hardware choices as Motorized FlexShade AC models apply.

RTS, Smart, and Dry Contact versions are available with the same fabric and hardware choices as Motorized FlexShade AC models.

Dual Roller Motorized FlexShade window shades at the Smith Alumni Center at Colorado State University. Photo by Brett Drury.

Dual Roller Motorized FlexShade window shades at the Smith Alumni Center at Colorado State University. Photo by Brett Drury.

Dual Roller shades

Combine the comfort of glare-free natural light during the day, and privacy and security in the evening, both in the same headbox.

FlexShade 2 window shades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Campus Recreation Center. Photo by Curtis Photographics.

FlexShade 2 window shades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Campus Recreation Center. Photo by Curtis Photographics.

Large Motorized shades

The Motorized FlexShade 2 reduces light gaps by minimizing the number of window shades required for coverage. Available in sizes up to 20' (91 cm to 609 cm) wide and 30' (914 cm) high, depending on fabric and hardware selection. The FlexShade XL features an integrated cradle support system to minimize deflection for wider cassette-style shades. Available up to 25’ (762 cm) wide. The Colossal FlexShade is our largest motorized shade. It is available in sizes up to 28' 9" (91 cm to 846 cm) wide and 40' (1,219 cm) high.

Clutch Operated FlexShade NEXD at Del Norte High School, Albuquerque, NM.

Clutch Operated FlexShade NEXD at Del Norte High School, Albuquerque, NM.

Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD:

The Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD offers heavy-duty performance with smooth, quiet operation, plus independent control. These shades are easy to use and require little maintenance for high ROI over several years. If small children are likely to be present, Draper can provide the FlexShade NEXD with a spring-loaded Chain Tension Device on request, which complies with the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018 child safety standard.

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Tailored Draper mounting structures in Planar TVF LED video walls in the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University's Health Futures Center auditorium.

Tailored Draper mounting structures in Planar TVF LED video walls in the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University's Health Futures Center auditorium.

StageScreen at Fenwick High School, Chicago, IL.

StageScreen at Fenwick High School, Chicago, IL.

AV technology is a key part of delivering an immersive educational experience; technology shapes the way teachers teach and inspire and students learn. Delivering impactful visual presentations is more important than ever as larger classrooms, digital content, and hybrid learning take central roles in education at all levels.

Create an immersive experience for your students.

The students of tomorrow are at home with digital and visual storytelling. Large, vibrant images draw students in, provide a frame of reference, and make them part of the experience.

Encourage collaboration.

Bring your students together virtually and in the classroom for a connection that goes beyond walls. Combine projection and dvLED technology with other AV tools to create collaborative spaces where inspiration and creativity are the norm.

Performance Driven Solutions.

Remember when it was impossible to keep the lights on or shades open when using video in the classroom? Ambient light projection screens and bright LEDs mean images that are crisp and clear, so you can allow light in the room for taking notes and interacting with the content.

Educational Facility AV Solutions


Foundation Mount System for Barco XT video wall at Heartland Church, Fishers, IN.

Foundation Mount System for Barco XT video wall at Heartland Church, Fishers, IN.

Foundation standard mounting solution for LED

Draper partnered with leading LED manufacturers to ensure our Foundation is tough, durable, and easy to install. Designed with installers in mind, Foundation allows technicians to get in and out of your facility and see your vision become reality much more quickly.

3D rendering of a fully tailored curved LED video wall mounting solution.

3D rendering of a fully tailored curved LED video wall mounting solution.

Tailored mounting solutions

With direct view LED technology, the only limits are your imagination and the mounting system. We design and manufacture unique structures to support videowalls in all sizes, configurations, and styles. We help bring your students’ imagination into the classroom.

Access V projection screens with TecVision ALR ambient light rejecting surfaces at the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Health Futures Center.

Access V projection screens with TecVision ALR ambient light rejecting surfaces at the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Health Futures Center.

Projection Viewing Surface Technology

When you are sharing critical images, you want to know that your projection screen is accurately reflecting colors and producing the highest picture quality possible. The TecVision range of premium projection screen viewing surfaces are engineered and manufactured in-house at Draper for high contrast, precise resolution, color accuracy, uniformity, and the widest possible viewing cone. All TecVision surfaces are 8K Ready and certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for optical color accuracy and fidelity. In addition, TecVision viewing surfaces include several Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) options which are optimized to reduce the impact of environmental light and to maintain image contrast even in lighted areas.

Access E projection screen in a boardroom at Davenport University. Photo by Don Kreski for Crestron Electronics.

Access E projection screen in a boardroom at Davenport University. Photo by Don Kreski for Crestron Electronics.

Electric projection screens

Whether it’s a multi-purpose space, conference room, lobby area, or auditorium, these projection screens give you big screen performance without the big cost and hassle.

Ceiling-recessed Access E projection screen at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Ceiling-recessed Access E projection screen at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Ceiling-recessed screens:

For multifunctional spaces, or added security, simply hide your screen above the ceiling when not in use. The screen is deployed at the touch of a button or a command from room controls. The screen case is trimmed by a ceiling flange, with either a narrow slot or sealed closure. Many models allow the screen to install after the case, keeping the viewing surface from construction dust and allowing for easier screen replacement in the years ahead. Available with free-hanging surfaces or with our patented tab-tensioning system for a perfectly flat viewing surface.

Acumen Recharge E projection screen featuring a rechargeable battery.

Acumen Recharge E projection screen featuring a rechargeable battery.

Wall-Mounted screens:

Wall or below-ceiling mounted screens are designed to fit in with any room design. When the screen is not in used it is retracted into the case, opening up wall space for other uses. Available with free-hanging surfaces or with our patented tab-tensioning system for a perfectly flat viewing surface.

Scissor Lift SL projector lift in a university auditorium.

Scissor Lift SL projector lift in a university auditorium.

Projector Lifts

Whether you’re projecting in gyms, auditoriums, conference rooms, or multi-purpose spaces, you can conceal and protect your projector above the ceiling when not in use with a Draper lift. When it's time for the presentation, lower your projector into the perfect position at the touch of a button. An exclusive three-scissor design provides lateral and front-to-back stability for projectors.

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Basketball Backboards, gymnasium Divider Curtains, and Smart Gym control system installed at Center Grove High School, Greenwood, IN.

Basketball Backboards, gymnasium Divider Curtains, and Smart Gym control system installed at Center Grove High School, Greenwood, IN.

Titan Adjustable Post Basketball Backstops at the Hickory Outdoor Court, Knightstown, IN.

Titan Adjustable Post Basketball Backstops at the Hickory Outdoor Court, Knightstown, IN.

Draper is North America’s leading architectural gym equipment provider. Our gym solutions are found in K-12 schools and higher ed facilities throughout north America and around the world. We bring decades of experience, unmatched quality, and a focus on safety to your project.

We are professional grade.

Our gym equipment solutions are found at all levels of sport, from K-12 schools to colleges all the way to the pros. We bring those same trusted solutions into your project with no compromising on quality or design.

Play it safe.

Our gym equipment is meant to remain in use over long periods of time, even decades. That means safety is a major driver behind all Draper equipment designs. It has to be when everyone from grade school children to top tier athletes and slam dunk specialists are using our products.

Take it outdoors.

Draper also offers plenty of outdoor sports equipment solutions. Click here if you’re looking for outdoor equipment.

Educational Facility Gymnasium Solutions


Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Backstop in the City of Milpitas Fitness Center, Milpitas, CA.

Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Backstop in the City of Milpitas Fitness Center, Milpitas, CA.

Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Backstops

Ceiling-Suspended basketball backstops are custom-designed for each specific gymnasium. Electric winches allow the backstop to be folded up and out of the way for other sports or non-sporting events such as graduation ceremonies. Engineered to safely handle the pressure of daily competition-level play. A variety of rectangular or fan-shaped backboards plus standard and breakaway rims let you design a system that works best for you.

Draper Stationary Wall Mounted Basketball Backstop.

Draper Stationary Wall Mounted Basketball Backstop.

Wall-Mounted Basketball Backstops

Wall-mounted basketball backstops are designed to handle the pressure of daily competition-level play and all of the stresses that entails. A variety of rectangular or fan-shaped backboards plus standard and breakaway rims let you design a system that looks and works best for you.

Draper Combination Volleyball System

Draper Combination Volleyball System

Net Sports

Draper net sport solutions are designed and manufactured with the same attention to quality as our basketball equipment. For gymnasiums with adequate overhead space, our competition-level volleyball, tennis, and badminton solutions come in a variety of styles to provide the level of play you desire. High quality padding provides protection and peace of mind for players of all levels. These systems can be hung on a wall with optional hooks or tucked away in an equipment closet.

Draper Gymnasium Wall Pads.

Draper Gymnasium Wall Pads.

Padding/Protection

One of the most overlooked ingredients for a safe and complete gymnasium is the wall pad. It may only be a few inches of foam rubber on a wood backing, but when it comes to promoting safety, this is the most important product in the gymnasium.

Draper EcoVision Wall Pads.

Draper EcoVision Wall Pads.

EcoVision Wall Pads

Manufactured in a one-piece construction, these pads are fully wrapped with a vinyl-coated polyester covering enhanced by a leather-like emboss pattern. They can be made to cover corners, columns, beams, and doors. Draper wall pads meet the strictest off-gassing standards.

Draper Class A Flame Retardant Wall Pads.

Draper Class A Flame Retardant Wall Pads.

Class A Flame Retardant Wall Pads

These pads protect your athletes and your facility. Tested as a singular unit in accordance with ASTM-E84 and NFPA 255 test procedures these pads have been given a Class-A rating for flame retardance.

Draper Digitally Printed Wall Pads.

Draper Digitally Printed Wall Pads.

Digitally Printed Wall Pads

Supersize school spirit! Print your favorite mascot, full color photo, or any art you choose on standard leather grain embossed Draper wall pad fabric. A digital 4-color printing process utilizes curable inks with great adhesion properties. Ultraviolet inks are safe for the environment and produce artwork that is sharp and clear from any distance.

Draper Fold-Up Gym Divider Curtains.

Draper Fold-Up Gym Divider Curtains.

Multiple-Use Spaces

Do you also plan to use your gym for events and large parties? We can help you divide and protect your space.

Draper Fold-Up Gym Divider Curtains

Draper Fold-Up Gym Divider Curtains

Divider Curtains

Gym divider curtains let you divide your gymnasium into multiple spaces at the touch of a button or turn of a key switch. This allows multiple sports or matches to be played simultaneously and prevents balls and other loose equipment from interfering in other courts. Models are available for curved spaces, ridged roofs, and the conditions and amount of space available overhead.

Draper Gym Floor Covers.

Draper Gym Floor Covers.

Gym Floor Covers

High quality, reinforced 3-ply vinyl fabrics offer durability and protection for expensive gymnasium floors. Each cover has a Micro-Taffeta finish specifically designed for gym floor covers. This finish provides excellent slip resistance, and the 22 oz. (624 g) weight helps the covers to lay flat. Duplex fabrics with different colors on each side in blue/beige or grey/red and can be used with either side up.

Gymnasium Controls


Key Switch : The simplest control option. The key must remain turned to operate the equipment. Let go of the key, and equipment stops moving.
EZ Power Remote System : This RF remote control system operates up to 99 individual items.
Smart Gym Control System : The Smart Gym allows you to control several pieces of equipment individually or in groups, and also allows you to tie the gym into third party control systems.

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