Ara Institute of Canterbury

Student Experience Focus Guides Future Campus Planning

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Ara Institute of Canterbury

Project Credits

Client

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Date Completed

In Progress

Sector

Studio Wall

Awards
Project Lead

Jane Hill

A four-year consultation and co-creation process underpins a future focused and learner centered campus road map for Ara Institute of Canterbury, developed by Chow:Hill in collaboration with Klu’dup and RDT Pacific.

Established in 2016 through the merger of two long-standing southern polytechnics, CPIT and Aoraki, Ara’s very name symbolises the learning process and the many pathways and journeys to success that education can provide.

Accommodating and fostering such diversity is central to the Institute’s vision for campus development. Chow:Hill’s involvement, in collaboration with key partners Klu’dup and RDT Pacific as well as project stakeholders, has been integral to achieving that goal.

The initial evolution of key campus design principles prioritised learner, staff and community perspectives over physical campus planning, building and development. The role of the principles was to establish a set of guiding criteria for future campus planning across all of Ara campuses to help define the WHY behind future expansion.

The subsequent Future Campus Roadmap is designed to be flexible and resilient, incorporating the co-created design principles of Home & Hub, Learning Toolbox, Learning Ecosystem, Connected Think Tank, alongside the Institute’s core values of Aroha, Hono, Hihiri | Respect, Connect & Inspire.

The Future Campus Roadmap is intended as a ‘living document’ that can evolve over time. The ‘principles-based’ approach provides an improvement framework that is appropriately robust to guide future campus development while being flexible enough to accommodate the progressive layers of detail as each campus and individual project is considered.

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Project Overview

Client

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Status

In Progress

A four-year consultation and co-creation process underpins a future focused and learner centered campus road map for Ara Institute of Canterbury, developed by Chow:Hill in collaboration with Klu’dup and RDT Pacific.

Established in 2016 through the merger of two long-standing southern polytechnics, CPIT and Aoraki, Ara’s very name symbolises the learning process and the many pathways and journeys to success that education can provide.

Accommodating and fostering such diversity is central to the Institute’s vision for campus development. Chow:Hill’s involvement, in collaboration with key partners Klu’dup and RDT Pacific as well as project stakeholders, has been integral to achieving that goal.

The initial evolution of key campus design principles prioritised learner, staff and community perspectives over physical campus planning, building and development. The role of the principles was to establish a set of guiding criteria for future campus planning across all of Ara campuses to help define the WHY behind future expansion.

The subsequent Future Campus Roadmap is designed to be flexible and resilient, incorporating the co-created design principles of Home & Hub, Learning Toolbox, Learning Ecosystem, Connected Think Tank, alongside the Institute’s core values of Aroha, Hono, Hihiri | Respect, Connect & Inspire.

The Future Campus Roadmap is intended as a ‘living document’ that can evolve over time. The ‘principles-based’ approach provides an improvement framework that is appropriately robust to guide future campus development while being flexible enough to accommodate the progressive layers of detail as each campus and individual project is considered.

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

Project Credits

Client

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Studio Wall

Awards

 

Project Lead

Jane Hill

Design Team

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