Occupancy guidelines

 

Occupancy guidelines provide guidelines about the number of students and teachers that should be in a classroom at a given time. These standards are put in place ensure an effective and safe classroom environment. They allow for determination of the minimum occupant load for which the room should be designed.

The table presented provides a range of guidelines for different types of classroom and class lab spaces.

Actual space per station, or per seat, in a classroom may vary depending on existing room configuration as well as type of furniture and seating used (fixed versus movable, tablet arms of varying sizes, tables, or theater-type seating). Also, as classrooms are increasingly outfitted to accommodate sophisticated audiovisual equipment, streaming video, rear projection capacity, etc., the room capacity may decrease.

Classroom and class labs design guidelines contents

What's in the Framework?

To guide and inform future development, we established at set of criteria based on institutional goals, shared values, community input and analysis:

Campus Vision

The Framework Vision will re-invest in the ancient connection between the mountains, Mānoa valley and the sea. The Central campus will be the hub of academic, adminstrative and student life activity, and gathering spaces will celebrate the natural landscape and provide hands-on learning and research environments.

Core Values

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

Guiding Principles

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

Planning Context

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

Future Conditions

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

Planning Objectives

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

Space Needs Forecast

The Framework embodies UH Manoa's Core Values - Kuleana, Hānai, Ho‘omalu & Mālama - which reflect beliefs and aspirations to become a Hawaiian place of learning.

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