Community College Creates Innovation Lab

We were excited to help the Community College of Allegheny County create an innovation lab that has fluid classroom formations for students, as well as to help support the overall mission of the space.

"CCAC North's innovation  lab is a collaborative space that houses our cybersecurity, data analytics, multimedia programming, simulation and gaming programs. The lab comprises of a Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) lab, brainstorming space, 24 PC and 24 Apple computer labs and kitchenette for industry meetings. The lab was designed to promote cross-disciplinary instruction having the capacity for instruction in either two separate classes or one larger class being facilitated within the space.

Additionally, the primary purpose of the lab is to facilitate dialogue and innovation between the IT industry, faculty and students with project-based learning developed through an innovation lab network membership. Please consider joining our growing list of industry members who work with our faculty and students on industry projects" (Source).

Click below to CCAC's own video promoting the space, full of KI Furniture in the background:

This room required two sets of 25 computers which would enable two classes to be held simultaneously. It also needed to offer space for ideation and collaboration while keeping flexibility in mind.  What is even more impressive is how we were able to capture the entire design process, from drawing to completion. Scroll below to see the project journey (the rendering and final install photo are nearly identical!):

Want more photos of the finished space?  Click below to see our photo album on Flickr: