Facilities & Workspaces 2018-07-12T15:31:13+00:00

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.

  • exterior signage of Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, slide 1
  • exterior of ATEC campus building, looking skyward, slide 2
  • interior of ATEC campus building, group seating area, slide 3
  • exterior wide shot of ATEC campus building's architectural details, slide 4
  • ATEC campus building at sunset, slide 5
  • green and white painting inside ATEC building, slide 6
  • exterior sculpture garden at ATEC campus, slide 7
  • close-up of ATEC campus building's architectural details, slide 8

3D Studio

Motion Capture Lab

Our 3D Studio provides a space for the exploration of Art, Design, and Technology through intensive project-based studio practice. Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) tools such as laser cutters, mills, large format 2D printers, and 3D scanners and printers provide the platform of discovery through invention, collaboration and hands-on building activities that resonate beyond the school and into the larger university community.
  • Motion Capture
  • Motion Capture
  • Motion Capture
  • Motion Capture
  • Motion Capture
The Motion Capture Lab houses 16 Vicon optical motion capture cameras comprised of eight MS13 1.3mp cameras and eight MX40 4mp cameras. An LED array that pulses at 120hz, surrounds the cameras to capture light reflected from an object wearing motion capture markers.

Sound Design

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.

Creative Spaces

Games and Media Library

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.

Emerging Gizmology Lab

Creative Labs

Multiple Creative Labs feature leading-edge technologies and high-performance workstations allowing students full access to the software needed for ATEC courses.

Render Farm

Render Farm

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.

Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall

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.