Installations

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 channels.

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.


Products Used:

• AMX Audio Visual Control Systems

• JBL Professional Speakers

• Crown Professional Power Amplifiers