Rock Valley College, Mass Communications Lab

Rockford, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Bradley & Bradley

  • CLIENT

    Illinois Community College District 511 — Rock Valley College

  • AREA

    5,250 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $355,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2001

The new Mass Communications Lab on the Rock Valley College campus exposes students to opportunities in the world of professional audio and video production and broadcasting. The renovation of the Educational Resources Center provides an assembly of instructional control rooms and editing suites.

Interiors are designed for absolute sound isolation. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$68.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLaboratories double-stud walls, double layers of fabric-covered wallboard, heavily fissured ceiling tile, and gasketed doors and frames provide a seamless acoustical shell.

Because of 24/7 production schedules, a dedicated HVAC system provides conditioned air to lab spaces with thermostatic control independent of the existing building-management system. Duct configuration and reduced air velocities minimize ambient noise levels.

The TV broadcast studio features a computerized lighting system with 120 dimmable circuits for maximum control and flexibility. Surge-free power, interfaced with the college’s fiber-optic network, provides instant Internet access and the ability to broadcast globally via satellite.