Today’s students are growing up in a connected world and have high expectations from educational fitouts. A KPMG report predicts education of the future will be delivered ‘digital first’, supplemented by face-to-face teaching.
But digital technology quickly becomes obsolete, so future-proofing educational fitouts through scalable data options is a must. Educational fitouts also require careful management to ensure disruption to students is minimised.
Here’s how Formula Interiors delivered fit-for-purpose educational fitouts at two tertiary institutions.
Virtual classroom fitout at TAFE Digital Strathfield
At TAFE Digital Strathfield, an emphasis on art and technology required Formula interiors to equip a virtual classroom to allow video communication between students and lecturers, and for students to present their work. Six screens were installed to allow lecturers to interact with all students simultaneously. Care was taken to make sure the technology installed was readily scalable to handle increased data flows or additional interfaces in the future.
Formula installed lighting and a cyclorama wall in the video studio, as well as audio and finishes upgrades to six editing suites. This included new flooring, acoustic lining to the walls and modifications to the ceiling slab to make the facility fit for purpose.
Latest AV for Deakin University educational fitout
A fitout of Building L at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus included office space, conference room, breakout area and kitchenette. A fitout of a lecture theatre with the latest AV and projection services was a key part of the project.
Formula Interiors needed to work closely with safety officers to ensure the safety of staff and students and minimise noise while the fitout was taking place. In the level above the fitout space, sensitive science experiments were also underway, which meant our commitment to safety and non-disruptive practices was key to the project’s success.
Whether you are creating a whole new fitout or refurbishing an existing education space, contact us for your next project.