Walsh College, Finance Lab

Troy, Michigan

  • FIRM

    Stantec Architecture

  • CLIENT

    Walsh College

  • AREA

    1,600 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $287,900.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    12/2012

The Walsh College Finance Lab renovated basic classroom space to create a Wall Street trading room environment, providing a venue for teaching and group-based collaboration for business students learning financial trading skills and software. The renovation replaced block corridor walls with a glass enclosure and stock market ticker to animate the building lobby, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMThe Sextant Group, Technology DesignerCOST PER SQ FT$180.00FEATURED IN2013 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation the activity and technology contained within. 

 The main lab space includes a writable wall and projection screens at the front of the room, and a stock market wall display consisting of four flat-panel displays capable of showing individual or combined data streams. Perforated metal wall panels transition to a floating ceiling cloud within the exposed structure to increase the sense of spaciousness. The student stations are custom-built, configured for four students each. The back row of stations is designed at stool height, providing a choice of seating and excellent sightlines to all displays. Two breakout spaces with sliding glass doors flank the lab. 

This glass-walled environment creates intimate collaboration space and an impactful view from the adjacent lobby.