Project Description

A Masterful Integration for a Top-Tier Business School

Tulane University Freeman School of Business

The Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex – New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business is one of the nation’s best, ranked as one of the top schools for entrepreneurship worldwide, with nearly 3,000 students in programs spanning the globe. In its Essential Science Indicators index, Thomson Scientific places the Freeman School in the top 1 percent of America’s business schools.

When the Freeman School renovated and expanded its Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex on Tulane’s Uptown campus, the administration turned to IES for AV technology integration. The client knew that IES not only had the expertise to design a state-of-the-art integration, but also had the resources to complete the work on tight three-month timeline with the systems in place to provide the service and support necessary to maintain educational continuity.

Classrooms were fitted with BIAMP microphones, arrayed so students can interact with faculty and their remote classmates. Sony Pro PTZ cameras were simultaneously routed to the broadcast studio for recording and distribution. The multitude of presentation sources necessitated easy screen sharing on high-quality, strategically positioned video displays).

A key feature in the business school integration was the installation of an additional video display in the rear of the classroom. This untethered faculty from their lectern, enabling them to move about the space to engage in-class students more effectively without losing their connection to remote learners.  The overall project was a complex mix of new and existing construction, ranging from auditorium sized spaces to breakout/huddle rooms. IES worked closely with building architects, construction leaders, and other contractors to deliver a state of the art, active learning facility. All remotely monitored 24/7 by IES to ensure a continuity of education with our comprehensive service and support.