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NZ Chapter - LENZ kōrero series - Flexible learning spaces in tertiary education

  • 24 November 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (NZDT)
  • online

LENZ kōrero series

Flexible Learning Spaces in a New Zealand university: Rehua Building, a case study at the University of Canterbury

Join us online to hear the latest research.

Speaker: Associate Professor Julie Mackey

The presentation will focus on the vision to create flexible learning and teaching spaces in a university, what the learning and teaching spaces look like, and how that pushed the boundaries for the university back in 2014.

The rationale for an activity-based model will be outlined and how that translated to a compromise with some offices and some open plan spaces, and the different types of space (eg sanctuaries). Also, discussed will be some of the accommodations and mitigations such as adjustable desks, the shift to digital ways of working, and the use of booking and appointment systems.

It will conclude by discussing how those spaces are now regarded as desirable and high demand spaces.

Event image is of Rehua Building, University of Canterbury by Athfield Architects.

Photographer Simon Devitt

For full information and tickets follow here


The online event starts at 6:00pm.

Following introductions, the speaker will present their research, after which there will be the opportunity for Questions & Answers and discussion time.

The link to join the event will be sent out to Registered Attendees on the day of the event.

COST:- All non-LENZ members - $10

- Learning Environments New Zealand members - free.

Members please e-mail nzadmin@a4le.org.nz for the promotional code to access your ticket discount.

Registered Architects can apply for 15 CPD points for attending this event - (75% design, 25% core professional development)

The event is kindly sponsored by: APL


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