The Facility

The Facility

Facility Overview 

The Collaboratorium at the West Houston Institute is the ideal venue for your next group event or meeting. With flexible large- and small-group spaces designed to enhance collaboration and creativity, coupled with the latest technological tools, there's no limit to what you can achieve here.  Your reservation gives you exclusive use of the 4,500+ sq ft facility for your group of 6-36 participants. Bring in your own facilitators, or let the Collaboratorium's expert facilitators design and lead your event. Scroll down to explore the spaces and learn more about everything included with use.

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quote-white  The Collaboratorium space worked beautifully for the two multi-day ideation workshops we held there. The combination of large group spaces and small breakout rooms, with flexible arrangements and great natural light, not to mention the latest in meeting technology, made it easy to set up exactly what we needed and to flow from one activity to another. Stacy Benjamin, Senior Principal, Clareo

The Spaces

Digital Collaboration Space

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Activities:
  • Digital collaboration and brainstorming
  • Presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Large group discussions
  • View content on large screens (PowerPoint, Videos, Web pages, Software demos)
  • Videoconferencing
Description:
  • Nureva Wall system - 20-foot wide capacitive touch surface with 3 linked ultra-short-throw HD projectors (more info at nureva.com)
  • Integrated audio system
  • Webcams for videoconferencing
  • Comfortable club chairs with writing desks
Capacity:
  • 36

 

 

Roundtable Room

Collaboratorium roundtable room

Activities:
  • Large group discussion
  • Small group table discussion
  • Personal connections
  • Intensive interaction, full participation
  • Brainstorming
Description:
  • 6 6-person round tables
  • Whiteboards on all walls
  • Digital screen

 

Capacity:
  • 36


 

Focus Rooms

Focus rooms in the Collaboratorium

Activities:
  • Small group table discussion
  • Intensive interaction, full participation
  • Brainstorming
  • Digital collaboration
Description:
  • 6 rooms
  • Large whiteboard
  • Digital screen supporting wireless or wired connection
Capacity:
  • 6-10 per room

Connection Hub

Connection hub in the Collabroatorium

Activities:
  • Informal gathering space
  • A spot for coffee and meals
  • Personal connections
Description:
  • 6 3-person high-top tables
  • Barstools
  • Whiteboards
Capacity:
  • 18 seated; 36 total

Support Areas

The Collaboratorium was designed to meet every need you may have to make your event a success. Additional areas not pictured include:

  • Reception area
  • Sign-in/name badge station
  • Kitchenette for staging food service, with a full-size fridge, sink, beverage counter and serving table
  • Storage area for your event materials
quote-white  The Collaboratorium is the ideal venue for running a design session. Not only is the layout conducive for creativity and design, but the multiple design spaces and tactile technology capabilities allow participants to easily and quickly collaborate in both small and large groups and to share out ideas in real-time. We highly recommend this space for all of your future design sessions! Leslie Daugherty, Education Designer, Education Design Lab

What's Included

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Exclusive use of the entire facility

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Use of all technology throughout the space

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On-site staff member for support and assistance

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Flipchart stands and markers; dry erase board supplies

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Free parking

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Free wi-fi

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Free premium coffee and bottled water

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Bring in catered meals and snacks from any vendor you choose

Collaboratorium

Laura Williamson, Ph.D., Director

West Houston Institute

2811 Hayes Rd., Houston, TX 77082