Superior Heights Collegiate & Vocational

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Paul Stevens / ZAS Architects

Superior Heights Collegiate & Vocational

“The Board was very interested in trying to create classroom spaces which were helpful in transitioning students from high school to university and this was an effective means of doing so.”

Paul Stevens, Senior Principal

One of the more interesting learning spaces we designed for the school is actually a specialized cluster of smaller classrooms which can be combined to form a larger lecture hall space. The Board was very interested in trying to create classroom spaces which were helpful in transitioning students from high school to university and this was an effective means of doing so.  A lecture hall is typically not found in schools or funded by the ministry because they are so large and not optimally utilized. This format enables them to be divided and used daily.

This flexible teaching space has an excellent IT and audio visual set up which affords students the ability to present in a lecture environment, which as they move on to college or university, will become a real hands-on learning opportunity for them.

Acoustics are critical in a room of this size and we have a very good audio plan and system to ensure students can hear well from all corners. We used a lot of soft surfaces like carpet tile on the floor and a high acoustic value ceiling to deaden the sounds and reduce sound reverberations.  Soundproof, sliding walls can be used to separate the classrooms and delineate the spaces.

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