The Exceptional Communication Experience – It’s More Than Just Technology!

January 29, 2016   
“We help design the full experience” stated Steve Thorburn in a Lessons Learned project wrap-up meeting. The project was for an Investment firm and was a hybrid of project delivery methods: design/build for rooms the owner felt could be cloned

Focus on Technology: Visual Presentation Spaces, Part II Gauging Height, Width and Depth

October 1, 2010   
Designing presentation facilities can be challenging, yet the basic principles are not difficult. In a previous blog post, we looked at how to determine the screen size for a presentation facility, taking into account the 4-6-8 rule that dictates the

Focus on Technology: Design Build vs. Design Bid for Technology

April 1, 2010   
It is a common question: Should I have it designed or should I just go to a vendor to have the technology installed? When you break the question down, it comes down to Design (Planning) or Contracting (Building). Are design

Project Profile: Kern County Emergency Operations Center

October 8, 2009   
Working with BFGC Architects Planners Inc., TA recently provided acoustical and audiovisual consulting services for the new County of Kern Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Bakersfield, CA. This standalone facility, nearly 7,000 square feet in size, is designed to

Focus on Technology: AV & IT Convergence

December 1, 2008   
Convergence seizes two different technologies that originated with different purposes, and integrates them to have a common function in a common environment. In the current evolution of the Audiovisual industry, there is a convergence with the Information Technology Industry, so

Project News: TA now has a GSA number

October 1, 2008   
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

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: New London Presbyterian Church Builds, Its Future

February 1, 2008   
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

Restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

April 1, 2004   
In response to the needs of the expanding Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, Williamson Pounders Architects (WPA) also of Memphis, selected Thorburn Associates to assist with the acoustical and audio system design for the restoration of the Cathedral of the