Monash University

Innovative Audio Visual Technology Revitalizes Education Experience For Students And Teachers

The system design by Monash University was based on years of research. The key outcomes for the project encompassed adaptable and engaging education audio visual technologies for various teaching and learning styles, ease of accessibility of technology, and a fit-out that maximizes and encourages participation, movement, dialogue and activity from students and teachers, alike.

Diversified’s design and integration teams are experienced in working with higher education clients, architects and construction contractors to build industry-leading technology-enabled environments.

The building has 68 formal learning spaces across four floors, as well as numerous informal and social learning spaces. The scope included large tiered spaces; 30, 60 and 90 capacity classrooms; meeting rooms; specialist rooms and labs; and informal break-out areas.

One main feature of this project is the innovative ‘Learning in the Round’ space which features the custom octagonal structure of 98-inch 4K flat panel LED displays in the center of the room; encased with 360-degrees of whiteboards/glass boards around the walls and ceiling-mounted PTZ cameras. A large circular, ‘map table’ is positioned under the octagonal displays in the center of the room and provides a demonstration area for student or other presenters to work. The PTZ camera above the table captures this demonstration for students and visitors across the space to view and engage.

The audio visual systems across the whole building are built on the Crestron DigitalMedia™ platform which offered an end-to-end solution for managing and distributing digital AV and control signals for the building.

The Learning and Teaching Building is a first-rate, dynamic learning environment bolstered by innovation in education audio visual technologies. It fosters groundbreaking, interactive teaching and learning for the thousands of students every year, enriching and revitalizing an educational experience.