Classroom Revolution

For many generations, classrooms were passive learning environments where students were required to absorb whatever was presented. Not today. Now students are active learners, empowered by technology, in a collaborative and interactive environment. Rethinking the educational space to support this new model has created a far more engaging and productive experience for students and teachers alike.

Room to Learn

Steelcase researcher Andrew Kim suggests that, “more mobility inside and outside of classrooms, and new kinds of learning spaces” are important to advance problem-solving and communication skills among students.

Today learning happens everywhere, from classrooms and lecture halls to libraries and student lounges. Technology is central to that experience. We offer innovative solutions and furnishings that enable a seamless integration of mobile technology along with the flexibility to change and adapt to different learning spaces and study challenges. The next classroom is here.

Research into the Classroom Design

Steelcase has long been a proponent of thoughtful examination into how a space and its furnishings impact the learning process. We present the highlights of their research, identified as Insights, throughout this section.

“NBS was wonderful to work with. They helped in our transition to an open office concept by supplying research and the example of their own open office environment. They guided us to smart choices to achieve a beautiful and livable environment.”

— Christine Stout, Walsh College