Services: Acoustics, AV | Size: 167,300 sf | Cost: $40 million
Emory University’s $40 million, 167,300 square-foot Math and Science building provides space for teaching, research and interaction for multiple science disciplines. Spaces include a 3,000-square-foot virtual sciences library, a 40-seat distance learning classroom, a 60-seat planetarium and a 20-seat observatory facility. The Virtual Sciences Library offers technology, staff and reference support for Emory’s physical science community, the distance learning classroom allows users to originate video and audio conferences, and the observatory houses a two-meter Cassegrain telescope. The 35-foot diameter, 60-seat planetarium is designed to function as both an AV classroom and an astronomy teaching laboratory. Waveguide provided audiovisual and acoustics consulting for the project. Designed for sustainability and LEED certification, the project received the 2001 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention, the 2002 Award of Excellence from the ACI and the 2002 Award of Merit from the AIA, Georgia Chapter.