This new applied research technology and telecommunications facility was funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Research teaching labs include cybermedia communications, micro-mechanical, avionics training shop, distance learning, manufacturing technology, hydraulic simulators/trainer and micro-electromechanical.
Using on-site satellite dishes and mobile COST PER SQ FT$92.27FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized facilities, the center’s Distance Learning Pavilion and interactive theater can provide interactive instructional video broadcasts to remote audiences or import business and industry presentations from around the world. Every classroom and lab is linked by fiber optics to the center’s telecommunications control center. A highway of cable trays is routed through a generous interstitial space for future telecommunications and computer modifications.
Due to stringent temperature, humidity and air-quality requirements for micro-electronics instrumentation labs, designers incorporated eight Class 1000 cleanroom workstations, while meeting the project budget. Three shielded rooms were provided to prohibit radio-frequency interference from contaminating micro-instrumentation devices.
A dedicated low-noise distribution system and transient-voltage surge-suppression system for computers and other sensitive electronic equipment were designed into the electrical system.
Photographer: ©Donald K. Beck Jr.