Quinnipiac University School of Mass Communications, Hamden, CT
Quinnipiac University formed a School of Mass Communications with a handful of students and an enthusiastic faculty who dreamed big and found a donor willing to help develop their vision. The new facility became half of the new School of Business Center and the design was developed to accommodate the newest technologies and allow flexibility for ever changing media standards. The building has television and radio broadcast studios, edit suites, news rooms and supporting facilities that are fully broadcast ready with satellite uplinks and all necessary technologies online. Quinnipiac University hired world-class faculty and producers from major networks. Predictably, student enrollment jumped immediately to fill all available seats.
Jefferson Riley FAIA and Leonard Wyeth AIA while at Centerbrook. photos by Caryn Davis.
TV studio with full lighting grid and super-flat slab. Working closely with the faculty, the design took into account specialized operational requirements. A super flat slab is important for rolling cameras. The walls were designed with special sound-deadening acoustical batt.