The goals for this renovation project at MAISD included:
Improved space utilization included a new welcome desk, the reorganization and expansion of conference space, storage space, office space, and pre-function space. Capturing existing unused area and reorganizing existing space created opportunities for more efficient and effective space layouts, communications, and community engagement.
New pre-function space was created without expanding the footprint of the building by enclosing existing space under the entry canopy to the conference center. The expanded space includes a new coffee bar, casual seating, break-out area for team work, and charging stations for digital devices.
Existing conference rooms were reorganized and right-sized to create a variety of conferencing options, including large spaces, small conference rooms, and huddle spaces for small groups and individuals. Providing new LED lighting and adding a wall of glass between the conference room and the corridor expanded the “feel” of the conference rooms without adding area.