TeamMate has a meaningful and longstanding working relationship with the University of Westminster due to the fact that it was the place where the first TeamMate lectern was designed, developed and installed around 15 years ago.
In 2021 and between lockdowns from the pandemic, The University of Westminster wanted to create a high-intensity active learning space based around computer science and engineering. The brief required users to be able to work as teams on several collaboration tables on the outer edges of the room together with two longer workbenches in the center. Due to the nature of the academia, each table was required to have an all-in-one PC used for coding and a screen at the end of the table for sharing of work.
There was also no need for hybrid working in the space as it was designed as an in-person collaborative experience. All that would be needed to make them hybrid however would be to add a camera and a microphone via CAT which is part of the infrastructure already in place.
As part of a continuing refresh program, the University also was upgrading nine other classrooms for student work which required a University standard lectern.
Reflex together with Architects Stride Treglown utilized various technology partners such as QSC, WolfVision and TeamMate to create an immersive space for either individual or group work.
On the outer edges of the room four TeamMate WorksZone Collaboration Tables were installed. The University wanted to maintain continuity with other Collaboration Spaces except this time monitor arms were mounted on the worktop to enable each user a personal screen for their work. Within each table there was a WolfVision Cynap Core which linked up with the main Cynap system within an Educator Single VariHite Lectern which is used by the lecturer. The University used QSC DSB Core i10 to run each space whilst linking to the integrated WolfVision Cynap system.
TeamMate used its space planning and design service to ensure that all tables had correct spacing between tables and for each user. TeamMate worked with Stride Treglown to ensure that the table’s color pallet worked well with other furniture within the room. Renders, Technical Drawings and Approvals were sent prior to production to ensure Westminster were happy with their specifications.
The end result looked fantastic and had so far generated good feedback from academics using the space. TeamMate worked with Richard Williams, Project Manager from Reflex and Matthew Edwards, AV Technical Lead at the University of Westminster – to ensure everything was as close to a standard as possible in keeping with other spaces at the University. By doing so students and lecturers alike would have similar experiences with working with the technology and the technical furniture no matter what room they are in on campus.
Richard Williams commented, “Having worked with TeamMate and the University of Westminster on numerous occasions we knew what to expect in terms of quality and attention to detail. The computer science and engineering space was designed to enable both individual and group working and the TeamMate solution was the right package from both a technical and aesthetic standpoint”
“Having worked with TeamMate and the University of Westminster on numerous occasions we knew what to expect in terms of quality and attention to detail. The computer science and engineering space was designed to enable both individual and group working and the TeamMate solution was the right package from both a technical and aesthetic standpoint”
Richard Williams, Project Manager