Today, a room in a student union might be used as study space one hour, as a fraternity meeting room the next, and later as an impromptu classroom. Universities must consider this reality, and equip their rooms with furniture that is multifunctional and easily adaptable to the myriad ways a room might be used on any given day.
College campuses traditionally outfitted rooms for one purpose. A classroom was a classroom; a meeting room was a meeting room. But given the realities of budget cuts, booming enrollment and limited space, higher education institutions must maximize the potential for every room on campus. At most universities, it’s common to find students using a lecture hall as the venue for a club meeting – despite the fact that a lecture hall is ill-suited for that application.
Instead, universities must recognize the need to outfit rooms on campus for multiple uses. As the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has recognized, education is ubiquitous. It can happen anywhere at any time. “It requires collaborative settings,” MIT notes, “where students cluster together to learn not only by doing, but by doing together.”
Falcon’s line of tables and chairs empower this mission of group learning and doing. Our produces are nimble, and can be used in multiple applications, in a wide range of spaces. Curv™ tables, pictured above, are particularly well-suited for multipurpose rooms at universities, such as a small classroom that doubles as a meeting space for campus organizations. The tables are light, highly configurable and able to stand up to daily use.
Contact us for more information about our extensive line of furniture that is designed to adapt to the needs of a modern college campus.