The Benefits of PoE Lighting

June 30, 2021   
To PoE, or not to PoE, that is the question! If the great English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare were alive today, we’re sure this would be his question! So, what does PoE mean, and how does PoE relate

Glass Walls: Fact versus Fiction

May 25, 2021   
It’s a classic scene from movies and TV: two characters stand in an all-glass office or conference room yelling at each other, while the rest of the cast sit outside watching and asking each other what they think is being

Recent Design Trends for AV Systems

May 6, 2021   
We were recently contacted by a friend who is the Chief Technology Officer for a large hospital. He became involved with a major renovation project on his main campus. Having been involved with the Design/Bid/Build process many times before, he

Sound Quality and Its Impact on Design

September 11, 2020   
Many people used to judge the “quality” of a new car by the sound generated when the door was closed.  A smooth, solid “ca-thunk” was a sign of a well-built automobile, while inferior vehicles were identifiable by a hollow or

E-news September 2020

September 11, 2020   
Project Highlight Asheville Art Museum Expansion and Renovation Established in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is the third oldest art museum in North Carolina. At the beginning of this century the museum recognized a need for more space, and for

The Community – Placemaking in a Post-Pandemic World

May 11, 2020   
Lisa partnered with Cline Design and other industry peers to look into the future of design, discussing how they might provide solutions that address the current pandemic and other crisis situations. A summary of the article taken from The Community

Sennheiser Consultant Spotlight: Steve Thorburn

April 20, 2020   
Each month, Sennheiser will spotlight a consultant and ask them questions on their insights into the AV industry. This month’s spotlight is Steve Thorburn, Director of Engineering at Thorburn Associates, with offices in California, Florida, and North Carolina. 1. How

Western Carolina University – Brown Hall

February 22, 2019   
This project renovated and expanded the 2-story, 1950’s era Brown Building on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee, NC. The ground floor houses the convenience store, which captures students converging down the hill to classes throughout the day. The

Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2015-2016

June 8, 2018   
Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2015: Investment Firm, Durham, North Carolina. This 4,000 sq ft. renovation of an existing space connects two buildings in order to provide a

Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2010-2012

March 15, 2018   
Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2010: Polynesian Cultural Center – Gateway Restaurant, Laie, Hawaii. The existing 140 ft x 250 ft.  space was renovated into a semi-outdoor dining