University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies Learning Studios
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Scenic Design & Management (Scenic, Lighting, A/V, Acoustics)
Environmental Graphic Design
Design Firm – Provost Studio
Design Principal – Peter Provost
Lead Designer – Intermodal Studio
Lighting Design – Phil Widmer Designs
Scenic Fabrication – Innovative Environments
Acoustics – SH Acoustics
Architect of Record – Williams Blackstock Architects
General Contractor – Bailey Harris
The new video production facility including two new webcast studios for the University of Alabama was a result of a collaborative effort with both client and architect spanning over two years.
Provost Studio was engaged early in the planning and budgeting process and provided pre-design and broadcast infrastructure consulting services including scenic, lighting and acoustic design.
The project involved building 2 new webcast studios for the College of Continuing Studies(CCS) e-learning initiative but was part of a larger 100,000sf renovation project of the existing historic University Hall campus building, which will be the new home for the College.
Biggest Design Challenge:
One of the biggest design challenges was providing a flexible studio with multiple presentation configurations that could easily be operated by skilled and non-skilled broadcast staff. Our solution included easily movable scenery, roll-down graphic backdrops and wall mounted push-button stations for different lighting positions.
An additional project challenge was the existing building site. Once used as a hospital, the building was completely demolished down to the concrete structure and re-built. Our team coordinated with the project architect and engineering team regarding placement of base building systems (HVAC, electrical and acoustics) to support the new studios.