Facilities & Workspaces
The concept for the building is that of a portal connecting the artists and the community.
Housed in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building, the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) fosters connections that encourage students to try, learn and grow. Glass walls provide passersby a peek into the inner-workings of ATEC, while panels and hallways display student and faculty artwork for those experiencing ATEC indoors. The footprint of the building is designed around cluster concepts allowing thinkers to gather and work. ATEC classrooms, labs, and maker space studios support new ways of collaboration for a community immersed in innovative practices.
Motion Capture Lab
ATEC’s Sound Design facilities include an Anechoic Chamber for sound research projects, a Recording Studio with two 5.1 surround systems, a Raven touchscreen console, Soundproof Recording Booths, Apollo Interfaces, and software libraries to include; Tools/Abelton Live 9. Additional Pre-Mix Booths, a Playback/Edit Studio, and a computer classroom with 32 Mac Pro computers and 5.1 surround sound/Apollo interface are also available for students completing their projects in sound design.
Games and Media Library
The Games and Media Library houses over 1,000 digital and analog games spanning multiple game platforms including both classics and new releases.
Multiple Creative Labs feature leading-edge technologies and high-performance workstations allowing students full access to the software needed for ATEC courses.
A Render Farm equipped with a 24 node, 288 core master servers resides in a dedicated data center connected via 10Gb fiber connections renders out projects much faster than using classroom equipment for game and animation students.
ATEC also features a 1,200 seat Lecture Hall complete with DLP projection, a 48-foot screen, 20,000 watts of audio, and both conventional tungsten and LED lighting. Featured speakers in the lecture hall include “father of the internet” Vint Cerf, Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and more.