Center for Creative Arts
Westlake Reed Leskosky designed the A/V and IT systems for Cuyahoga Community College's Center for Creative Arts. The new, state-of-the-art, $27 million facility encompasses 75,000 GSF and houses Tri-C's School of Recording Arts and Media Technology, which includes two full recording studios, five production control rooms and seven video editing suites. The facility also includes a multi-purpose black box theatre that doubles as broadcast production studio, dance and theatre rehearsal spaces, and houses
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Archives and Library.
The facility includes $4.5 million worth of state-of-the-art A/V and IT technology, which is integrated throughout the data center, control rooms, smart classrooms, and video and audio edit suites. The backbone of the buildingwide digital audio system-is an Aviom
Pro64 network distribution system, selected for its flexibility and ease of use and reconfiguration for an educational environment.
Every technical room in the 4-story building has multichannel capabilities. The new technology allows up to 32 channels of audio and distribution to as many a six different recording control rooms at the same time. The flexibility allows input or output racks to be rolled in, and a cable plugged into a production panel without ground loops,
signal loss, or degradation. Students can work in small groups in each control room and get their own feed of audio to capture and mix, all live. This training facility gives students a high level of
sophisticated technology in their course work.