The ARKI team worked extensively with Architectus over an 12 month period to develop learning space concepts for the Villanova leadership team. During this time the building footprint changed to accommodate new ideas, new thinking & new ways of working, to ultimately deliver an outstanding state of the art learning hub for year 5, 6 & 12 students.
ARKI brought together solutions from a suite of local & global Steelcase brands (Orangebox, Smith Systems, Turnstone) & Konfurb to solve the solutions setting challenge.
The Learning Hub was built around the students, with a desire to create a university-like environment that encourages collaboration through learning and social interaction
Within the Learning Hub, the College was equally innovative with the furniture and layouts, taking on the task of furnishing of the new building themselves. Initially they short listed seven suppliers, and invited them to the school to talk about the collaborative spaces and how to make them work.
They soon settled on Steelcase’s as the main supplier, as its wide range of collaboration products were a natural ﬁt for creating learning and social collaboration spaces.
Peter Gazzola, Director of Innovation, at St. Andrew’s Anglican College, says: “The range of furniture Steelcase offered, like the media:scape and Regard are just so different from what anyone else has on the market, and are particularly suited to those collaborative social spaces.”
‘Team Projects’ is a digital futuristic facility equipped with collaborative learning furniture solutions supported by the latest education technology by Steelcase.
There are 3 digital learning spaces, DS1 is the main space that offers three Media:scape digital collaboration settings allowing up to 6 devices to share, generate and access users on dual screens. Tiered seating around these settings enhance the collaborative experience.