University of Aberdeen

The striking Sir Duncan Rice Library, a recent £70 million development which hosted the 2013 SCHOMS Conference in May 2013.

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The eye-catching design was Scandinavian and was suitably simple and monochrome.

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Students seemed to be working very seriously as it was exam time for Scottish universities. The individual task lights were a nice touch.

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Space seemed quite generous per student, as shown here on this bespoke table design around the supporting column.

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This glass booth was for students needing certain accessibility features, although it did seem to resemble a display case, which I’m not sure I would have designed for students with DDA requirements.

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Technology rich space with traditional layout

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A traditional seminar space, again with rows of seats facing the front. Spot the OHP!

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These group study booths were very popular and worked well with the glass walls and technology, although the rectangular furniture was rather standard and didn’t allow for ease of movement.

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The following photos were taken in these recently developed teaching spaces in the engineering faculty that were being used informally. I found the computer monitors quite large if the intention was for collaborative working.

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