HARMAN helps University of Richmond deliver incredible student experience
Mon, 08 May 2017 12:23
University of Richmond
The University of Richmond recently installed a complete AV system by HARMAN
Professional Solutions in its new Queally Center, a cutting-edge facility that serves
as a welcome centre for guests and unites the offices of admissions, financial aid
and employer relations. In order to create a memorable experience for visitors and
meet the needs of students throughout their collegiate journey, the University of
Richmond’s Information Services team equipped the building with an integrated
HARMAN AV solution made up of AMX control systems, JBL Professional speakers
and Crown professional power amplifiers. Today, the university uses the building-
wide HARMAN system to provide an immersive experience for prospective students
—and help current students pursue professional opportunities.
The University of Richmond consistently ranks among Ivy League schools as a top
academic institution, and more than 20,000 prospective students visit the campus
each year. In 2014, the university started planning construction for a new building
that could illustrate the university’s cutting-edge learning environment and support
current students in the first steps of their professional careers.
Combining the offices of admissions, financial aid and employer relations, the
Queally Center was designed as a true multi-use facility. The 56,000-square-foot
building includes a welcome centre with interactive touchpoints, smart conference
rooms that enable students to go on virtual interviews with potential employers,
staff offices and a multifunction 500-seat assembly room at the heart of the facility.
Designed in collaboration with the university’s Communications and Digital
Engagement team, the building entrance opens into a hallway lined with brilliant
digital displays, interactive information kiosks and a striking 9-panel video wall. A
central AMX touch panel controls each of the displays and interactive touch points.
Prospective students can use the kiosks to explore campus maps, watch videos
about academic programs and connect with the university through social media
At the same time, the gorgeous wall-mounted displays feature imagery of student
life and important moments in university history. The result is a technology-rich
facility that has an instant impact on visitors—and is highly functional for the
faculty, staff and students who work in the centre every day.
The centrepiece of the Queally Center is a premium 500-seat assembly room. The
venue includes three 12-foot screens with short-throw projectors and four
supporting 82-inch displays for presentations. The assembly room also features an
integrated sound system made up of JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers, which
provide pristine sound reinforcement and flexibility for a wide range of events. Four
AMX touch panels allow admissions staff members to manage the different space
configurations. Master control of the facility is also accessible on an iPad via the
AMX TP Control application.
• AMX Audio Visual Control Systems
• JBL Professional Speakers
• Crown Professional Power Amplifiers