Ringling College of Art and Design is looking to upgrade the Interior Design department classroom user experience. Th e current interior design classes lack the proper acoustic within each classroom, inadequate exit doors and day lighting. Th ere’s a great needs for collaboration areas and fl exible wall space for displaying board design. As student, we learned generally though experiences
and hands on exercises past down from generation to generation of teachers. With the growing needs for student accommodation, Ringling is looking for a classroom where teachers can do traditional teaching, exhibition, community workshops, group work and active learning spaces.
Imagine a classroom that can help teachers enhance student knowledge about interior design with our five senses. This classroom design will focus on our fi ve senses, touch, see, smell, taste, and hear. In addition, it will nurture independent thinking
and creative problem solving. Also, utilize building technology and site features that will exhibit fl exibility, safety and sustainability.
Th e design Elements of contrast plays within forms and functions. Th is is supported by the feature walls function. Th e element of
variety is supported by the fl exibility of the spaces. Finally, the element of color brings the emphasis into each learning space.
Status: School Project
Location: Sarasota, FL, US
My Role: Interior designer
Additional Credits: Ringling College of art and design
Ryan Hansen Instructor