One of the priorities of the college Executive Group is to create workspace studios for academic staff. Not only to move away from the typical cellular offices that are inefficient and isolating, but to engender the communities of practice that exist across disciplines. Subject to the appropriate space, we are planning to introduce these new studio type workspaces across the campus.
At our John Princes site the college has identified an unused space for staff from the graduate school. It was a specialist make up room for the BA Performance course until three years ago.
Photographs of what is known as room 604.
These designs are the result of ideas drawn up with Paul Bevan Programme Director of MA Fashion Photography and myself.
Shortly after completion these photographs show the new layout. There are zones for working at desks, meetings, hot desking, relaxing and collaborating, with separate file storage and shared bookshelves.