Saint Louis University, Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence Learning Studio

St. Louis, Missouri

Saint Louis University’s (SLU) vision for 21st-century learning challenged the conventional classroom and inspired the design of an innovative learning studio. With the help of the design team, SLU developed a prototype learning studio that enables it to test out new teaching tools and methods on a small scale before making campuswide ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMNew Paradigm InteriorsFEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms decisions.

The design team worked cooperatively to create an environment that would support new teaching methodologies and deliver a more engaging, collaborative and flexible learning experience for contemporary teachers and students.

The learning studio features a range of mobile chairs, tables and easels that can be reconfigured on the fly, as well as high-tech elements, such as a multi-screen video wall.

The reconfigurable nature of the space complements flexible teaching and learning styles. Classes can connect with students and experts around the world; instructors are untethered from the front of the room; and students have access to various power ports and multimedia resources, without being anchored down by technology or constrained by the walls of the classroom.