School Science Lab Design

The dated and inflexible laboratory is dead. A Science Lab should be a modern, working laboratory that reflects the contemporary design found in a professional facility.

School Science Lab Design

A contemporary science space must be able to facilitate both individual and group learning. And it must also deliver the flexible functionality required to perform a variety of practical and theoretical exercises. Of course, every establishment’s requirements are slightly different. As such, the science lab design process will be adapted to the needs of each school.

Our Design Approach

  • What impact the interior design can have on the performance and desirability of the space
  • The stakeholder group that needs to play a role in the design and layout
  • Adequate yet realistic space for the purposes of storage
  • To what extent mobility and flexibility can be introduced into the space
  • The safety and regulatory requirements that apply to the space
  • Including space for breakout and group learning

At TaskSpace, we design school labs for heritage buildings and state-of-the-art new builds — and everything in between. This means we can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to the design process. We have to work within the confines of the available space, which requires creativity, experience and feedback from previous projects.

The approach to every design project must always be collaborative. Working closely with key stakeholders, we assess a wide range of issues that can affect the effectiveness of a learning environment, including:

  • Layout
  • The positioning of service outlets and static scientific equipment
  • Colour schemes
  • Displays
  • Furniture placement
  • The use of space
  • The teacher’s space
  • Demonstration areas
  • The use of natural and artificial light