The striking Sir Duncan Rice Library, a recent £70 million development which hosted the 2013 SCHOMS Conference in May 2013.
The eye-catching design was Scandinavian and was suitably simple and monochrome.
Students seemed to be working very seriously as it was exam time for Scottish universities. The individual task lights were a nice touch.
Space seemed quite generous per student, as shown here on this bespoke table design around the supporting column.
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.
Technology rich space with traditional layout
A traditional seminar space, again with rows of seats facing the front. Spot the OHP!
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.
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.