Autodesk
On Demand

Discover how Autodesk’s project team proved that AV systems don’t have to be overly complex to produce outstanding results in a corporate office environment.

 

Description

Located in Waltham, MA, this project is the first in New England to use the IPD (integrated project delivery) process. It involved an innovative customer gallery area, two fully configured customer briefing rooms, 11 conference rooms, a large training room, a breakroom, and game room. The gallery’s display systems are designed to showcase Autodesk applications and case study project designs. Each of eleven freestanding projection surfaces has a dedicated DLP projector aligned to it. Concealing these projectors above the undulating, free-form wooden ceiling was central to the aesthetic, but a big project challenge. Trial and error, combined with the manufacturer‘s engineers staying in the loop, ensured project success.

 

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe how aesthetics were incorporated into the Autodesk project to cover and conceal technological elements.
  2. Identify the challenges associated with projector placement, and how the project team overcame these challenges.
  3. Describe the IPD process and how it was used effectively in the Autodesk project.
  4. Explain how the project team incorporated energy-saving design into the project.

 

Credits

The webinar for this project is approved by AIA for earning one AIA/CES Learning Unit, and InfoComm International® for earning one CTS Renewal Unit (RU) unit. To apply for RUs, take the FREE test for the appropriate webinar found in the InfoComm Store under the Assessment Tests and Tools section. You will need to register so RUs will appear on your CTS transcript. Please allow 2 weeks from date of first offering for test questions to appear in the store.

 

Presenters
 

Martin Calverley, ACT Associates  

 

Martin brings with him 29 years of audiovisual design and consulting experience. Prior to forming ACT Associates' independent consulting firm, Martin was responsible for providing direction and guidance to the highly skilled individuals comprising the Engineering Department of AV Associates, Inc. In 1998, Martin developed a national AIA-certified continuing education program for the architectural community and continues to develop and provide educational presentations for learning credits through the American Institute of Architects. Martin has been a frequent speaker at numerous conventions and workshops for the architectural and facilities planning communities. Martin is a member of the International Communications Associates Inc. (ICIA), and the Independent Consultants in AV Technologies Council (ICAT).

     

 

Kevin Poe, ACT Associates      

     
 

Sunil Botadra, Engineering Manager, Office Environments of New England      

 

Sunil manages the Design/Engineering and CAD services of the Audio Visual department at Office Environments of New England. He designs and oversees all technical aspects of audiovisual integration projects. Sunil has fifteen years of experience in the Audiovisual Industry and has extensive knowledge on designing Audiovisual Systems for corporate, education and healthcare. He has also worked closely with media consultants and production designers for museum projects. He has experience in both traditional and nontraditional applications with technology. Prior to joining OENE, Sunil worked for AV Associates, a premier Audio Visual Company based out of Connecticut. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering and is ICIA CTS-D Certified.

     

 

John Mitton,  Chief Technology Officer/ VP of AV Group, Office Environments of New England

     
 

Sarah Springer, Design Principal, KlingStubbins      

 

Sarah Springer is a Design Principal in the Cambridge office of KlingStubbins. She has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of interior design and a wide array of project types, including corporate, higher education, hospitality, healthcare, R&D, civic and government. Past clients include Autodesk, Harvard University, University of Michigan, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Massachusetts General Hospital, Digitas, Polaroid Corporation, Thomson Financial, American Red Cross, Houghton Mifflin, Bank One, Prudential Insurance, Venetian Hotel Casino, Doubletree Hotel, and the US Department of State.

 

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from Cornell University in 1982 and more recently earned her NCIDQ certification in 2005 and LEED accreditation in 2003. She is currently a member of IIDA and IFMA. This June will mark her 22nd anniversary with KlingStubbins.

     

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