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  • Appendix VI Classroom Guidelines

    to UConns Design Standards

    Classroom Design Guidelines

    Planning Architectural and Engineering Services &

    Classroom Management Committee Revision 1: February 2016

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    TABLE OF CONTENT

    Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 1

    2. Review and Approval .................................................................................................................................................. 3

    2.1. Approvals ............................................................................................................................................................... 3

    2.2. Discrepancies ......................................................................................................................................................... 3

    3. Room Definitions ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

    4. Room Characteristics ................................................................................................................................................... 3

    4.1. Seminar/collaborative classrooms .......................................................................................................................... 3

    4.2. Traditional Classrooms ........................................................................................................................................... 3

    4.3. Lecture Halls ........................................................................................................................................................... 4

    4.4. Auditoria ................................................................................................................................................................ 4

    5. Design guidelines........................................................................................................................................................ 4

    5.1 General Applications .............................................................................................................................................. 4

    5.2. Hallways/Corridors ................................................................................................................................................. 5

    5.3. Informal Interaction Spaces .................................................................................................................................... 6

    5.4. ADA ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6

    5.5. Procurement Requirements .................................................................................................................................... 6

    5.6. Classroom Storage .................................................................................................................................................. 6

    6. The Classroom Interiors .............................................................................................................................................. 6

    6.1. Design .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    6.2. Door/Room Security and Emergency Evacuation .................................................................................................... 7

    6.3. Windows ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

    6.4 Flooring ................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    6.5. Walls and Ceilings ................................................................................................................................................... 8

    6.6. Signage ................................................................................................................................................................. 10

    6.7. Colors/Finishes ..................................................................................................................................................... 10

    6.8. Reflectance Values ............................................................................................................................................... 10

    7. Furniture .................................................................................................................................................................. 10

    7.1. Tables/Work Surfaces ........................................................................................................................................... 10

    7.2. Seating ................................................................................................................................................................ 12

    7.3. Instructor Classroom Furniture Accessories .......................................................................................................... 13

    7.4. Types of Furniture to Avoid .................................................................................................................................. 14

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    7.5. Miscellaneous Classroom Items ............................................................................................................................ 14

    8. ADA Classroom Guidelines .................................................................................................................................... 15

    8.1. Assembly Areas ..................................................................................................................................................... 15

    8.2. Study Areas ........................................................................................................................................................... 15

    8.3. Traffic Flow ............................................................................................................................................................ 15

    8.4 Other Issues ........................................................................................................................................................... 15

    8.5 New Versus Existing Facilities .................................................................................................................................. 15

    8.6 Signage and Information Communication ............................................................................................................... 16

    8.7 Technology Issues ................................................................................................................................................... 16

    8.8 ADA Tables ............................................................................................................................................................. 16

    9. Lighting and Electrical ............................................................................................................................................... 16

    9.1. Lighting Zones ...................................................................................................................................................... 16

    9.2. Electrical ............................................................................................................................................................... 17

    10. HVAC & Fire Prevention .......................................................................................................................................... 18

    11. Acoustics ............................................................................................................................................................... 18

    12. High Tech Classroom Technology ............................................................................................................................. 18

    12.1. Network Requirements ..................................................................................................................................... 18

    12.2. Instructors Station / Podium ............................................................................................................................. 19

    12.3. AV Packages ..................................................................................................................................................... 19

    12.4. Projection Screens ............................................................................................................................................ 20

    12.5. Wireless Access Point ....................................................................................................................................... 21

    12.6. Infrastructure ................................................................................................................................................... 21

    12.7. Special

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