Focus on Technology: Build the Perfect Teaching Station

The perfect teaching station reflects the needs of the faculty; the facilities design group, and the technology maintenance people at the educational facility for which it is built. The instructors need a simple, no-hassle, minimal maintenance system that feels like it is designed for them personally. Facilities design also wants a simple, no-hassle affair, ideally… Read more »

Product Review: Analog Signage

Let’s face it: Sometimes you don’t need a projection system or a monitor. Sometimes you just need a sign! But even plain old signage has been moving forward and making the most of advances in technology. An example is the nifty banner signs and related products offered by Post-Up Stand (postupstand.com). The sign is a… Read more »

Project News: Madison County Courthouse Restoration

Audiovisual systems in America’s courtrooms are nothing new these days. Many of us remember the O.J. Simpson murder trial and how Judge Ito would say, “Put it on the Elmo,” (Elmo being a brand of video document camera). Most new-construction judicial facilities that Thorburn Associates has designed include some combination of sound recording, sound reinforcement,… Read more »

Project News: TA now has a GSA number

Thorburn Associates has been awarded a GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract number from the US General Services Administration. TA is now in a position to directly bid on Government projects as a designer of audiovisual systems, security systems and data-telecom infrastructure. The GSA Federal Supply Schedules program is the preferred method of procurement for the… Read more »

Project Highlight: New London Presbyterian Church Builds, Its Future

Just in time for Thanksgiving-Christmas 2007, The New London Presbyterian Church, of New London, PA, opened its brand-new, 50,000-square-foot facility, using a two-story, two-phase design by AE Technologies. The finished first phase – a complete facility with a sanctuary for 700 – will support future growth through adding a second unit that mirrors the first…. Read more »

Project Highlight: University of South Florida Joint Military Science Leadership Center

Our military forces require more collaboration between branches than ever before. At the University of South Florida (USF) Joint Military Science Leadership Center (JMSLC) the goal is to provide the skills that facilitate that collaboration with a commitment to educate and train military officers to be prepared for leadership roles. The JMSLC focuses on developing… Read more »

Project Highlight: Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center

The new Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Medical Offices in Santa Clara, CA recently opened on a 52-acre campus. The facility is equipped with leading edge technology yet designed with a warm, inviting environment. The hospital campus is home for a weekly Farmer’s Market, classes in healthcare, beautiful gardens and play areas for children. The facility… Read more »