Case Study

Situation

Its headquarters in suburban Kansas City houses the Scott Rice Office Works Knowledge Center, a showroom dedicated to collaboration between office furnishings providers and business leaders. As a new showcase for the Knowledge Center, Scott Rice wanted to add Steelcase’s LearnLab to the studio. The LearnLab creates an environment that enhances student collaboration and use of technology. Tables in the LearnLab are set diagonally from the center of the room, with a monitor at the end of the table. Each table is equipped with a laptop connection that can be displayed on both the monitor at the table as well as the room’s projector screen to be shared with the entire class. A teacher controls the projector input through an iPad.

Solution

While Scott Rice Office Works was able to get the furniture from their partner Steelcase, they needed an A/V provider for the technology aspect of the room. There just happens to be a communication technology provider down the street and its name is SKC. In addition to the LCD monitors at the end of each collaboration table, a Christie Digital projector allows content from any laptop input connection in the room to be displayed to the entire class. An AMX Enova digital switcher connects all of the technology in the room.

Results

A number of universities and school districts have teamed up with SKC and Scott Rice Office Works to install LearnLabs. School administrators like how the new layout and accessibility to technology foster improved collaboration, achieving their goals to provide classrooms of the future.

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SKC's Partner, Scott Rice

  •  An office and school furniture provider in Kansas City
  • The Scott Rice Knowledge Center is a showroom dedicated to collaboration between office furnishings providers and business leaders.
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