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Comfortable furniture: Adjustable and ergonomic chairs. Castors and swivel base provide flexibility and movement to encourage collaborative activities.
Flexible room layout: Participants can move around the room easily and instructional processes can occur in multiple places around the room. Furniture can be “nested” to stow efficiently, providing flexibility for a variety of uses.
Supports collaboration: Tables for groups of 4 encourage group work in a theatre style lecture room. It is possible to use the classroom for lecturing (front-of-room), large group discussions (per tier) or small group work (in 4’s).
New technology: Dual source projection, and multiple classroom technology sources which will permit simultaneous display of up to two different sources. Media Capture / Stream provides the ability to record and stream.
Strategic use of colour and lighting: Ample and comfortable lighting to support a variety of activities. Use of natural wood finishes to provide a comfortable environment to teach and learn in.
Sustainable building practices: Material selection strategies that promote cost-effective, durable, and low cost maintenance.
Accessibility considerations: Many considerations were implemented for accessibility. Automatic door openers assist wheelchair users into the classroom, ambidextrous writing surfaces do not differentiate based on the users dominant hand, listening assist systems and proper acoustic treatments help those who are hard on hearing, and ample screens and cameras provide legibility to the information being projected or written on the boards.
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Brent Argo Architect
- UBC Learning Spaces Team
- UBC Project Services
- Masson McMillan Interior Design