Yukon College Learning Commons
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
The College was seeking to transform their existing library into an innovative and collaborative space for teaching as well as learning. We assisted the College in identifying what types of spaces they would need in their new space, researched existing spaces, made presentations to various groups, led design charrettes with various user groups, and recommended similar spaces their transformation team leaders should visit. During the design charrettes, we encouraged the participants to develop conceptual layouts based on the draft functional programme developed at the beginning of the project. Information collected during these various meetings were compiled into a feasibility study report that included three possible development options with their associated sketches, timelines, and cost. A detailed functional programme was also included in this report.
The project is now under construction, with a projected completion in August 2017.