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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, Washington

Innovative KI Furniture Supports Multiple Teaching Styles

During the selection process, the team wanted to test Learn2 seating in a single classroom to gauge its popularity. Before the test was fully initiated the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and Learn2 is now an integral part of many YVCC classrooms.

In the digital arts and language labs, All Terrain markerboards and student desks with markerboards are described as “creativity generators” that prompt student interaction but also serve as space dividers.

In administrative areas, the team paired Impress task chairs with WorkZone desking systems. “Impress has been the college’s go-to office chair for years and for good reason,” said Brockway. “They’re comfortable, durable, and affordable.”

Learn2 was so well received that before we could even complete our pilot classroom test, we were asked by the faculty to put the collection in all of the Modern Language classrooms.

Sheri Brockway of BORArchitecture

For the new Palmer Martin Hall, the team at Yakima Valley Community College turned to KI for furniture solutions as a trusted partner from previous projects.

“KI’s designs are innovative, well made, and durable, and the furniture provides comfort for studying while giving our students professional-looking environments.” explains Teresa Holland, the college’s Vice President for Administrative Services.

The furnishings selected for Yakima Valley Community College’s new building fulfilled the campus’s needs and continue to delight both faculty and student users.

“As an institution, we were able to try different furniture configurations to experiment with what students and faculty like and don’t like. Each faculty member was able to select the classroom furniture to match his or her own teaching style,” said Holland.

This is a win-win for faculty and students. The project has been a huge success. We now have a beautiful, state-of-the-art learning space!

Teresa Holland, Vice President of Administrative Services
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