THE SEXTANT GROUP, PFEIFFER PARTNERS FIRST WINNERS OF
NORTH AMERICAN AUDIOVISUAL DESIGN AWARD
TEAM ACHIEVES TOP HONORS FOR
'BEST EDUCATIONAL AV PROJECT'
FOR UNIVERSITY LEARNING COMMONS
AUGUST 27, 2008 PITTSBURGH PA – Technology consultant The Sextant Group and architectural firm Pfeiffer Partners are among the premiere winners of the Spotlight Award by ProAV Magazine.
The team was honored for outstanding audiovisual design of Santa Clara University’s Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library.
The much-heralded 194,000 SF facility boasts integrated information organization and infrastructure with leading-edge instructional technologies, data and telecommunications synergies. The project was named “Best Educational AV Project” from among all entries received from across the US and Canada.
The Sextant Group (www.TheSextantGroup.com) is a nationally recognized, independent consulting and design firm specializing in audiovisual technologies, information technologies and acoustics. The firm works with architects and owners on projects throughout North America and beyond, from offices that include Atlanta, Cincinnati, Phoenix and Pittsburgh.
Pfeiffer Partners (www.pfeifferpartners.com) is a design firm providing architectural, interior design and planning services from offices in Los Angeles and New York City.
Systems integrator was Riverview Systems Group (www.riverview.com), a full-service provider of audio, lighting and video equipment, integration, installation, rental and sales serving the event staging, corporate tradeshow and permanent installation markets.
Originally dubbed the "Library for the 21st Century," the technology-rich facility was designed around an open learning commons approach, offering project team rooms, specialized classrooms, and teaching labs. Featuring state-of-the-art wired and wireless network solutions, the facility also includes an automated retrieval system with the capacity to store 1.1 million volumes.
“The ProAV Spotlight Awards recognize the most outstanding AV projects,” said Jon Yoffie, associate publisher of ProAV. “Our goal is to recognize excellence in AV design and also to inspire the entire AV community. These award-winning projects set the bar for quality and innovation.”
Winning projects are featured in the September 2008 issue of ProAV magazine, in a specially-produced photo gallery on ProAV’s website, and in an upcoming issue of Hanley Wood’s Architect magazine.
The Sextant Group is the award-winning technology consulting firm specializing in the design and specification of architectural and environmental acoustics, audiovisual systems, IT, telecommunications, security, and architectural lighting. Clients include education, medical, corporate, government, institutional, performing arts, broadcast, and sports & recreation, on over 1000 projects for more than 500 owners in 42 states and 11 countries.