|UBC Life Building (LIFE)|
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Easy access and movement: Ample and multiple aisles allow students and instructor to easily move through the room. Tables are tiered at 3 different heights (29”, 36”, 42”) to provide better sight lines and the option to stand at a table.
Supports collaboration: Furniture has been placed to facilitate small group discussions by having students turn to their neighbours either beside or behind them.
New technology: Dual source projection and multiple classroom technology sources which permit simultaneous display of up to two different sources. Media Capture / Stream provides the ability to record and stream.
Sustainable building practices: Furnishings selected from reputable vendors with a proven sustainability track record, and products used adhere to principles of sustainability.
- Automatic door openers assist wheelchair users with entering the classroom.
- Ambidextrous writing surfaces do not differentiate based on the user's dominant hand.
- Listening assist systems and proper acoustic treatments help those who are hard of hearing.
- Multiple screens and cameras ensure the legibility of the information being projected.
- Wide cross aisles and flat floor design enable multiple wheelchair accessible seating locations.
- Higher tables provide students with the choice of sitting or standing. 1 height adjustable table is also available.
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Perkins + Will Architects
- Masson McMillan Interior Design
- UBC Learning Spaces Team
- UBC Properties Trust