The flexible design of the AIS accommodates different seating arrangements and multiple types of activity at the same time. AIS spaces are wheelchair accessible, and assistive technology is available for events and meetings.

The diagram and table below show some possible uses of the space. See photos of the AIS interior for examples.

Academic Innovation Studio Space Map
(clockwise from main entrance)
Welcome deskReception and help desk staffed by students
Media workstationsAccessible workstations with software for video / media projects
LoungeSoft-seating area with movable furniture for socializing, browsing the AIS library, and waiting
Ad hoc collaborationOpen cafe-style tables for informal collaboration
Pod seatingSelf-contained, reclining workstations with individual privacy screens
Stand-up consultation barHigh counter with bar-style seating and access to movable whiteboards and a HD digital display for group work
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Main event spaceFlexible room with sliding doors for large meetings and programs (up to 60 people with possible overflow into studio space)
Consultation roomsAccessible meeting rooms for individuals and small groups
Coffee barComplimentary coffee and water available for visitors.
Equipment / storage AV equipment available for checkout
DIY Media StudioBookable suite equipped with HD cameras, professional lighting, multiple backdrops, Macintosh and Windows computers, pen tablets and a wide array of screen capture and video software
Workshop roomActivity / meeting space for medium-sized groups (up to 14 people)