The Collaboration Space is located around the main Atrium on LB3 East. Only the Collaboration Space on the East side is currently being renovated as indicated by the orange rectangle below.
It will include 3 fully-equipped Group Study Rooms and different sitting arrangements with or without small tables, poufs, and one work surface for 8 persons. The chairs and small sofas will be of ‘lounge style’ and give an informal feeling to the environment. The furniture selected is intended to adapt to different needs, some more formal than others: chit-chats, brainstorming, group study, team meetings, and so forth. Poufs can be moved around to suit an impromptu need for additional seating or for comfortable reading with feet up.
It is important to note that the upholstery fabrics shown below are NOT those selected by the Mobilier, Appareillage et Outillage (MAO) committee (from Facilities Management: Isabelle Roy, Anne-Marie Gregory, Geneviève Hart – assigned full time to the project – , Kirsten Sutherland, and Project Manager, François Imbeau; from the Library: Guylaine Beaudry, Paul Fournier, and Brigitte St-Laurent). The selection of material is a completely separate process. Colour and upholstering fabrics will differ. The photos and renderings below are only giving you a glimpse of what some of the furniture will look like. They were taken from the manufacturers’ websites (Steelcase, Keilhauer, Herman Miller and Arper). Both the “Regards” seats and the “Juxta Slab” are equipped with electrical outlets allowing users to plug in their computers, phones and other devices.