|Orchard Commons (ORCH)|
Room Number:21 rooms
Room Capacity:Ranges from 16 - 72
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Comfortable furniture: The chairs are height adjustable, flexed-back, upholstered, and on castors. They were specially chosen for their ergonomic design and maneuverability.
Flexible room layout: Moveable furniture supports different active teaching and learning activities (e.g., group work in various sizes, student presentations, etc.).
New technology: Videoconferencing capabilities, digital glassboards, and wireless presentation facilitate effective collaboration between students and instructors. Control systems for lighting, sound, and equipment are intuitive and easy to use.
Spacious and collaborative work surfaces: Tables supports a variety of teaching and learning activities as they provide ample space for books, devices, and group work.
Sustainable building practices: Furnishings were selected to be cost effective (initial and life-cycle costs), environmentally friendly, and the vendors used have an excellent social and environmental track record.
Accessibility considerations: Entryways, walkways, seating, and acoustics are configured to be accessible for students and instructors of all abilities.
Strategic use of colour and lighting: Splashes of colour liven up classrooms and promote group work while natural and installed lighting facilitate other intended functions of the room.
- Vantage One Program
- Perkins + Will Architects
- AV Integrator – Applied Electronics
- Hapa Collaborative
- 34F Design
- UBC Learning Space Team
- UBC Properties Trust