SDSU LITTLE THEATER & HARDY TOWER CLASSROOMCIVIC

  • SDSU Little Theater + Little Classroom | MW Steele Group Architecture and Planning
  • SDSU Little Theater + Little Classroom | MW Steele Group Architecture and Planning
  • SDSU Little Theater + Little Classroom | MW Steele Group Architecture and Planning
  • SDSU Little Theater + Little Classroom | MW Steele Group Architecture and Planning

The Little Theater is a unique facility on the San Diego State University campus, providing the capability to study films in the format in which they were designed. It also provides video and data projection in large screen format. These media capabilities, along with seating capacity, make this a facility that is always in very high demand.

 

Renovation of the Little theater increased seating capacity, provided a platform to accommodate a simultaneous lecturer, and upgraded all technological aspects of the theater including wireless headsets, captioned video system kiosks and a fiber-optic drop for telephone, ethernet and cable relocation. The design also addressed acoustical remedies for floors, ceilings and walls.

 

Hardy Tower is an iconic building with historical significance to the SDSU campus. The room housed the original campus library in the 1930’s and still retains the painted wood ceiling of the era. One of the main goals of this renovation was to accommodate Smart Classroom capabilities while providing maximum allowable fixed seating capacity.


Other goals included designing a stage platform and podium to provide control for many of the Smart Classroom systems; renovating the HVAC system to reduce acoustical problems and provide an environment conducive to large classroom attentiveness; and providing acoustical treatments for walls and floors while keeping the historic ceiling and finish intact.

 


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