LOCATION: ONTARIO CAMPUSES (NEWNHAM, YORK, MARKHAM, YORK)
Seneca College is dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of students; the College offers top quality educational experiences. Seneca provides the most up-to-date equipment, technology and teaching skills across eight campuses located throughout the Greater Toronto area, each with academic specialties and unique appeal. As the needs of students change, the campuses must be updated and reconfigured.
During the summer of 2011, Seneca built the KIP Building on their Newnham campus. POI won the supply for niche-type products including collaborative workspaces, lounge products, Node seating, Media:Scape, Bix lounge seating, and tables by Coalesse. POI then furnished an additional section of the Newnham campus, which incorporated two floors of space.
In an effort to address the changing needs of students and promote academic excellence, Seneca is currently working to set a standard for all campuses. To initiate the standards, York, Markham and King campuses were the first to be updated—starting April 2012 with public lounges and cafeteria areas for students.
Starting with the standardization that was set for the KIP building, POI carried the same concepts over. Beginning with the York, Markham and King campuses, POI proposed furniture selections, space planned lounges and cafeterias, supplied and installed tables, surfaces, and seating. POI used Steelcase’s Bix collection to provide refined systems of seating and tables to create lounge-based worksettings, hosting teams and technology in comfort. Steelcase lines including Move chairs, Turnstone Big Table and UniversalWorksurfaces were also incorporated.