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Electronic Security 101

What You Need to Know About Electronic Security We’re often asked to design security systems for our clients. However, the term “security system” can be deceptive. Today, most organizations, facilities, and communities rely on multiple interconnected systems for their security needs. These include physical barriers, a security strategy, and electronic security technology. Let’s take a… Read more »

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s Day! Happy Anniversary TA!   29 years ago, Steve and I sent out an April Fool’s Day fax stating, “It’s No Joke – Thorburn Associates is Launched!” Since then, we’ve: Opened five offices across the United States: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham Teamed with exceptional clients on over 3,500… Read more »

Can you hear me now?

As I draft this note we continue to shelter at home and are continuing to see an increase in virtual meetings. I cannot begin to imagine how we would have conducted this work even two years ago. Changes in technology and the adaption of new systems have certainly facilitated this new normal! As a follow up of… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2001-2003

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2001: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Offices, Santa Clara, California.  Phased construction of this three building replacement project included a hospital, medical office building, helipad, and central parking area. TA provided full acoustical design including an environmental review… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 1998-2000

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 1998: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California. The renovated 299-seat auditorium, used for interactive educational shows, incorporates live undersea video, special effects, surround sound, and audience response. A programmable control system runs the multiple sources including video, satellite feeds,… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 1995-1997

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years!     1995: Children’s Museum, Indianapolis,Indiana. The CineDome is the United States’ first iWERKS domed 15/70 theatre. TA designed the 7-channel cinema audio system layout; background music/paging system for theatre queue area; acoustics review; and IMAX performance standard… Read more »