Learning environments are spaces in which study and learning take place. Our learning environment designs are scalable, functional, secure and responsive to students’ needs. The design of the premises pays particular attention to ergonomics, lighting that supports studying and functional acoustics to ensure peace and quiet.

Libraries are changing from book storages to spaces where visitors want to meet people around a variety of communal topics. In university libraries, books are moved out of the way from students. There is a desire to utilize the space more as a place for collective learning; rather than an environment dominated by massive bookshelves.

We have a wealth of experience different kind of learning environments over decades as well as engaging the staff when making the desired changes for the use of the premises.

What kind of environment best supports learning?

Learning environments must be easily adaptable for groups of different sizes as well as the needs of students of different ages. The classrooms are no longer just for sitting at the desk, but can be equipped with furniture and tools to support small group- and individual learning and activities and tools. Versatility allows the space to be long-lasting and durable.

In the context of the learning environment, functionality is related to how well it is suitable for diverse learning: lessons, group work, independent study, etc. The functional space has also taken into account the needs for interaction and accessibility. Furniture should be durable and designed for heavy use.

A stimulating, cozy and inspiring space attracts students and creates community, but at the same time allows for peaceful work. Comfort is created by careful design and implementation of lighting, acoustics and colors. Acoustics in particular play an important role in spaces with a lot of people.

A well designed and built environment takes into account the different needs of students and teachers. The space is accessible and supports equality and diversity.