Space Solutions

Learning Environments

Today’s education environments embrace and encourage alternative learning styles, including those that promote interactivity, varied roles, and social engagement.

An evolving shift in learning styles has changed the way learning spaces—within the classroom and beyond—are designed. There is an increased need for flexible solutions so classrooms and commons can be reconfigured based on the evolving needs of the space. The increasing integration of technology also needs to be considered as it has become a mainstream part of daily activity in all levels of education.

With a clear idea of learning goals, space design can become grounded and more effectively planned and executed.

MooreCo
Akt 4-Leg Stool

MooreCo
Akt 4-Leg Chair

MooreCo
Akt Table

MooreCo
Akt Cog Table

Magnuson Group
VALUTA

Purposeful Planning

A Smart Strategy

Effective Discovery

Purposeful Planning

Children’s sensory systems are especially sharp and they thrive with hands-on experiences. Early education learning spaces should be designed to support motility, allowing students to explore their environment. For teachers, it is important to have a space that is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of learning activities. Sometimes that is easier said than done considering the size of the space. Often classrooms can end up appearing cluttered, which can overwhelm as opposed to encourage. Planning for distinct zones for unique activities and using workstations that are multi-purpose can stretch the space for varied needs.

Jonti-Craft
Homework Station

Jonti-Craft
Storage Cabinet

Jonti-Craft
Berries Stacking Chair

Jonti-Craft
Berries Rectangle Student Desk

Jonti-Craft
4 Station Art Center

Jonti-Craft
Komfy Chair

Jonti-Craft
Adjustable Mobile Straight-Shelf

Featured Manufacturer: Jonti-Craft 

A Smart Strategy

Today’s students typically rely on laptops, tablets, and other technology for note-taking, homework, presentations, and other types of learning. Learning spaces should make it easy to use technology effectively. Mobile charging stations and desks or chairs with built-in charging outlets are a great way to support this. Another way to make the most of technology is to design spaces around virtual teaching. Designing campus learning spaces that incorporate video conferencing tools allows students to learn from professors and experts around the world.

Koncept
Acoustic Panels

Global
1200 Series Personal Lockers

Global
Bungee™ Tables

Global
Spritz™

Featured Manufacturers: Global, Koncept

Effective Discovery

A maker space is the perfect place to explore budding ideas and train future entrepreneurs.

The idea of “maker spaces” is a popular trend related to active learning. The maker space usually provides tools, the space to work and build, and often expert advice, allowing students to engage in hands-on work in a communal, interactive atmosphere.

There are no hard and fast rules about the design of a maker space; however, it should be as open as possible to allow for unhindered movement about the room and should easily accommodate instructors as they assist and supervise.

Magnuson Group
Trada

Diversified Spaces
Kinetic Teacher's Desk

Diversified Spaces
Protocol Safety Station

Diversified Spaces
Perpetulab Skeleton Cabinet

Diversified Spaces
Protocol Fume Hood Cabinet

Diversified Spaces
Kinetic Trifacial Workstation

Diversified Spaces
Acumen Vinyl Chair

Diversified Spaces
PerpetuLab Tables

Featured Manufacturers: Diversifies Spaces, Magnuson Group

Other Bright Ideas

Complete the space with thoughtful design details

Cubby Lockers

By Tennsco

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Cubbies

Designated spaces for personal belongings foster a sense of ownership and responsibility, minimizing clutter to create a more orderly environment conducive to learning.

Beanies

By MooreCo

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Soft Seating

More comfortable options provide an inviting alternative to traditional seating, promoting a sense of relaxation that can enhance students’ engagement and creativity.

Stream™

By Global

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Tablet Chairs

Combining versatile, space-efficient seating with a built-in writing surface, tablet chairs facilitate interactive and dynamic learning experiences for students of all ages.

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