Samples and pictures of the furniture for our new Library Learning Commons were on display in the Centennial Theatre Lobby February 28th and March 1st – 2nd. This furniture was chosen by our architects. Their choices reflect the results of wide consultation of librarians, library staff and other stakeholders in the integrated design process as well as the SRC-administered student survey on furniture needs in study areas conducted in October of 2017.
In their choice of furniture types, our architects have tried to create a variety of different ‘atmospheres’ – from standard study spaces to social/collaborative arrangements.
Please note that the colours in the samples provided and in the pictures supplementing these samples are not necessarily those chosen for the new Learning Commons. The colours selected by the architects are largely neutral (white, grey, wood). More vibrant colours will be included in the furniture and on the walls – but in limited quantity. The palette of these additional colours, reflecting the original design concept of the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ and the history of the University itself, will be green and purple.
Director, Bishop’s Learning Commons Project