Interactive Collaboration- Easier and More Productive?

March 14, 2017   
Presentation products for interactive classrooms (some call flipped classrooms) and collaborative spaces (may be called huddle or team spaces) have seen some new systems to help with the group interactive learning process in the last year.  SMART or other electronic

Project Profile: Campbell University’s John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center

October 1, 2010   
Students at Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, NC, were used to playing basketball in the cramped Carter Gym on campus, which held just shy of 1,000 spectators. In 2008, however, the school announced plans to build a new athletic

Project Profile: NCCU Pearson Cafeteria and Teaching Kitchen

August 1, 2010   
The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Pearson Cafeteria Renovation and Expansion project includes a modern cafeteria with a seating capacity of 1,750 students, dining facilities for staff and various conference rooms. Since the project’s inception in 2003, the project budget

Project Profile: USF Joint Military/ROTC Building

December 1, 2009   
Thorburn Associates was honored to be on the team for the University of South Florida’s most technologically advanced educational facility, located in Tampa. TA was engaged by USF to design the audiovisual systems for this state-of-the-art facility. The building’s five

Focus on Acoustics: Containing Fan and Duct Noise

December 1, 2009   
During a recent tour of an existing campus, we were shown a classroom that was in the process of having a complete, bells-and-whistles audiovisual package installed to support a distance learning program. However, our project meeting quickly took an unscheduled

Focus on Technology: Build the Perfect Teaching Station

February 1, 2009   
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

Project Highlight: University of Illinois Speech Language Pathology Clinic

June 1, 2008   
When the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign decided to expand their Speech Language Pathology Clinic to a second location they wanted it to provide a state-of-the-art site that facilitated best practices in both education and speech-language therapy. For not only

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

December 1, 2007   
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

Project Highlight: Bartlett High School

April 1, 2007   
Bartlett High School has a multi-function auditorium that doubles as a public venue for Performing Arts in Anchorage, Alaska. Designed and built on a high school budget, this theatre, “rivals that of the Anchorage Performance Arts Center,” said Jack Thomasen,

In the Zone

December 1, 2006   
You may not know that Thorburn Associates also designs presentation lighting. Lighting is essential to the success of a facility. Lighting, like sound, creates its own ambience and either blends harmoniously while providing needed support or literally stands out like