200 staff, 600 students, one building. Our University challenge was to design a vibrant, modern, modular space that met everyone’s needs.
A history lesson
Filled with worn wood, corporate carpets, and beige walls, Scrymgeour Halls certainly wasn’t the most inspiring space to teach or learn.
We were tasked by the university to bring its tired, traditional look into the modern day and create social spaces, teaching zones and study areas that appealed to both students and faculty.
A first-class design
Bringing in modern, innovative designs from the likes of Orangebox, Ocee Design, Edge Design, Eborcraft, and Boss Design, we created modular spaces a million miles away from the school dining room designs that previously filled the building.
Thanks to a bright colour palette and a bold use of shapes, fabrics and patterns, Scrymgeour Halls was brought hurtling into the 21st century.
Needless to say, we also ditched the carpet.
Creating a space that meets the needs of everyone isn’t easy but, through a combination of close working with the University of Dundee team, the use of some incredible furniture designs, and a little bit of bravery, we think we’ve done it. The staff and students seem to agree.