Simon Fraser University – SIAT

Client: Simon Fraser University
Location: Surrey, BC

Thinkspace provided services to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus to study their space requirements and provide recommendations for the organization of space that would better support their culture of collaborative research into the interaction of people, technology and the arts. This is a group that has a very similar research profile to that of the MIT Media Lab and conducts significant research into a number of areas of human machine interfaces, visual analytics, augmented and virtual reality and the function of everyday objects and processes.

The result is a master plan for the sequential redevelopment of the School’s space into 7 studio/labs flanked by faculty offices, graduate student space, maker spaces, meeting rooms and quite rooms as well as social space, and exhibition space.