Brooklyn and Brookville, NY
Architecture and Interior Design
6,000 SF each campus
Two prototype Instructional Technology Resource Centers on the Brooklyn and C.W. Post campuses will be home to an innovative strategic initiative that will develop new teaching methodologies through the meaningful integration of technology. Located within each school’s library, the modern design of the centers and their exterior walls of glass, color, and graphics signal a vision for the future while enlivening the adjacent study spaces. The architectural design and aesthetic sensibilities of the 6,000 SF centers reinforce the social dynamics of groups and individuals creatively working together. The centers are scheduled to open in 2014.
Each facility revolves around an open digital “piazza” consisting of collaborative flexible spaces with technology integrated into lounge seating and informal meeting environments. The centers also include “black box” classrooms where teaching techniques can be explored, recorded, and assessed for research and training purposes. An array of group learning spaces includes video conferencing in both open and enclosed environments, training spaces, and multi-media labs equipped with digital storyboarding, video/image editing, and soundproof audio and podcast studios, as well as multidisciplinary staff and student spaces.