Transform Your Meeting Room With The SnapCab Portal

Businesses, organizations, and professionals have become adept at making the most of their resources, from maximizing each dollar of their budgets to leveraging materials to the fullest. Would it surprise you, then, to learn that you’re under-utilizing a key asset? Your walls. This is prime real estate: go beyond TVs mounted to meeting room walls and tired whiteboards. Opt for the SnapCab Portal.

Smart Walls

With its clean and contemporary look, the SnapCab Portal will transform a regular wall into an intelligent, integrated multi-media wall. From enhancing conference capability to providing way-finding and interactive accent walls for businesses, institutions, and organizations – the application potential is limited only by imagination and ingenuity.

So imagine what you can do with this platform and its enhanced features:

    • 65 inch SUHD TV. You’ll enjoy Quantum Dot nano-crystal technology for crisp, vibrant color, 4K ultra-high definition for laser-sharp images, and multiple connection possibilities. Flush to the Corning® Gorilla® Glass surface, this TV provides a truly immersive experience.
  • Full connectivity. Leverage the versatility of HDMI, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity. You can integrate mini computers, Apple TV, Fire Stick, additional monitors, external mics, and more to display video conference, messages, stream videos… the list goes on and on.
  • Integrated speakers. With the Portal, ultra-thin, ultra-versatile Gorilla® Glass becomes the speakers. Seamlessly integrated, there are no holes or grills to mar the smooth surface.
  • Writable surface. Both the standard gloss and anti-glare Gorilla® Glass offer an exceptional surface for writing – a next-gen whiteboard. Scribble down notes from a conference, brainstorm with your team, plot out a plan, or make a to-do list. For markers and erasers, hinged magnetic side trims provide hidden storage.
  • Quick, easy specification. With a simple order form and pre-written specification document on our website (insert link to spec), selecting a Portal couldn’t be simpler. The standard model features either Brilliant White or Noir Black Corning® Gorilla® Glass. From there, simply select the size. That’s all there is to it. And if you do want a customized Portal, the sky’s the limit (though the lead-time and price will be affected).

The beauty of the Portal is that it’s future proof: its non-proprietary technology allows you to add and upgrade any features you’d like, except for the TV. The portal platform enables you to utilize the tools more efficiently and effectively.

The Nuts and Bolts

Transform your walls to dynamic, educational, helpful, beautiful, interactive surfaces. All you need is the Portal, power and data connections, and… a wall. Available in 12 width and two height options, the Portal can be easily utilized in conference rooms, entryways, and other spaces throughout your building. When selecting a wall, keep the following considerations in mind:

  • The Portal has hinged side cover plates, which open for access to electrical components. Allow a clearance of at least 1.5 inches, but for full access, allow for a clearance of at least 5.5 inches.
  • The total depth of the unit is 4.875 inches from the back to the panel face. Make sure to factor this into your planning.
  • The Portal must be positioned at least four inches off the floor.
  • The Portal requires power and data. Make sure to choose a wall that offers easy access to those connections. Ideally the power and data should be located 66” from the Portal’s bottom edge and 12” from the Portal’s right edge.

A A heavy gauge rigid aluminum substructure provides the “bones” of the system, and this can be mounted to virtually any surface (e.g. brick, drywall, steel studs, etc.). The Portal can be installed in just four to six hours. And, best of all, the innovative panel system enables you to pack it up and move it if you want to relocate. It’s a flexible – and competitively priced – asset that you can use not only for a variety of purposes, but in a variety of places.

If your walls are currently blank canvases, or your meeting rooms are ready for an upgrade, the SnapCab Portal can help you paint vibrant and brand- -building messages on them. Maximize the impact of these prominent features – and turn them into compelling, functional focal points. Be sure to check out the latest Portal designs at the AIA Convention and NeoCon.

Your Office, Your Way: How A SnapCab Pod Can Transform Your Workspace

Your workspace should facilitate productivity, inspire innovation, and cultivate creativity. Should. Too often, though, we’re subjected to the daily distractions and lack of privacy in a busy office setting inhabits. Until now. With the SnapCab Pod, you can reinvent your professional environment – and realize enhanced results.

Open Office Design: Coping In A Shared Workspace

Open office plans present a cost-effective way to accommodate fluctuations in staffing and maximize floor space. And, when done well, can even foster communication among colleagues and an atmosphere of approachability. Definitely a step up from the era of office cubicles.
But there is a drawback. As the workspace becomes an incubator for collaboration, your privacy diminishes. Your business is everyone’s business; making important calls, meeting with colleagues or having confidential conversations can be a challenge.

The SnapCab Pod is a small meeting room or “huddle room” that provides a quiet, private space. Rather than trying to “drown out your coworkers,” you can simply close the 3/8″ tempered glass door and get to work.

 

Simple And Right-Sized

Available in three sizes – S (1-2 people), M (2-4 people), and L (4-6 people – or one nice-sized office for one) – the Pod features:Pods 2017

  • Sound-masking design. The Pod features seals around the door, panels on the inside and outside walls, an acoustical felt ceiling, and carpeting on the floor that all help to dampen sounds.
  • Lighting. Low-profile LED fixtures offer indirect light, and the drop ceiling design disguises the fixture for a clean look. The light is soft and conducive to no-glare screen use.
  • Exhaust fan and venting. You’ll have plenty of ventilation while you work, since the SnapCab Pod is equipped with a fan. The fan also provides white noise, helping with sound suppression. Both lighting and fan are motion-activated for maximum convenience and efficiency.
  • Power source and USB charging. Feel free to power up your devices, plug in your computer and settle in for a productive session. A bit of quiet can help you recharge your own batteries as well.
  • Add-on accessories. Opt to include bench seating and a wall-mounted solid phenolic laminate table. The furniture is custom-made, simple, and right-sized for your needs.

Making Your Life (And Work) Easier

Got a few hours to spare in your day? Then you have time to revamp your office. The Pod comes flat-packed, is a free-standing structure and does not require specialized labor to assemble. Cancel the pricey maintenance contractor or skilled technician. If you can put together a futon or bookshelf, you can handle a Pod.

Other ways Pods make your life easier – and better

  • You get to play Tetris. If you were to buy several Pods in different sizes, you could create a well-finished office space in 48 hours or less. Further, you have the freedom to configure your space as efficiently and effectively as possible—like a game of Tetris. For example, you position a few Pods corner to corner, you create additional nooks in between. Mix it up for a perfect fit.
  • They roll. Effortlessly. Thanks to casters, you can push an S with one arm. You may have to exert slightly – just slightly – more effort with an L. Move the Pod where you want it, lock it in place and start using. It’s that simple. If you need to move it, whether across the room or to a new site, it’s as easy as moving a desk.
  • Like furniture – only better. The Pods are classified as Systems Furniture (Section 12 59 00). That means you don’t have to jump through any complicated hoops. You literally order, assemble, and use.
  • Streamlined from Step 1. Quiet workspace, simplified. From ordering a Pod to assembling it, the entire process is easy. Other companies with similar type products can require many weeks of lead-time, not to mention limited options, cumbersome installation, and requisite specialized labor. There is a better way.
  • Standard models – and more. The standard, off-the-shelf Pod is gloss white laminate inside and out. You also have the option of upgrading to virtually any laminate from any laminate manufacturer.

Take your Pod to the next level by adding ultra-strong, versatile Corning® Gorilla® Glass for gorgeous color and a writeable surface, or go for premium by choosing one of our beautiful panoramic gigapixel images, printed in full living color and exquisite detail on Corning® Gorilla® Glass. When you walk into the Pod, you’ll be treated to a remarkable experience. Though the space is small, the impact is immense.

Imagine – And Realize – The Possibilities

While Pods are a natural fit in open offices, their lean, mean, adaptable design ensures they can be deployed wherever quiet, private space is required. From restaurants, airports, and trade shows to schools, libraries, and health clinics, the applications are numerous.

If you could use a bit of “closed” in an open environment, the SnapCab Pod can help. By providing flexibility, versatility, and adaptability, you can transform the way you work. Be sure to check out the latest Pod designs at the AIA Convention and NeoCon.

Wall Paneling: Get Inspired By These 5 Applications

Every element in a building contributes not only to the aesthetic appeal, but to the perception of each and everyone who enters its doors. What message are you sending visitors, tenants, guests, customers, or employees? When you use wall panels, your surfaces send a bold message of quality, durability, and versatility. Here are five common applications for these innovative systems.

1. Media Walls. Integrate today’s most advanced technology into your walls. Whether it’s a corridor or a lobby, you can bring it to life, reinforce your brand image, and reach your customers/tenants effectively.

The AIM Academy, for instance, built an addition with a new gymnasium, auditorium, and other critical spaces. They wanted to grab the attention of everyone who entered the school. In the lobby, their 16-foot media wall features customized images created in their art-department, a monitor, and integrated speakers. Visitors, prospective students, families, and others have an instant, and beautiful, introduction to the school, and AIM can create a lot of great experiences.

What will you do with a media wall? Anything you can imagine.

2. Lobbies and reception areas. With an innovative wall paneling system, you can enliven your lobby or reception space and create a favorable, lasting impression of your building as soon as people walk in to the moment they leave. AIM did it with their media wall, but static panels also offer an engaging solution. Vibrant colors, eye-catching videos, printed images and entrancing patterns are sure to draw a lot of positive attention. So much time is spent in these spaces—don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with people in them.

3. Vestibules. Passages, corridors, and hallways are critical building elements, and the right wall paneling solution can make them even more useful. The Robert Wood Johnson Health System (RWJ), for example, undertook an extensive renovation to bring their facilities up to a standard befitting the quality of their care. They wanted to color coordinate their hallways so patients and visitors could use them for wayfinding (e.g. “Follow the blue corridor to find your exam room.”).

At the same time, they needed surfaces that were non-microbial, easy to clean, and durable enough to withstand constant use and abuse. Their wall paneling system meets all their requirements, and provides a simple, elegant way to assist people in finding their way around the hospital.

4. Conference Rooms. The conference room of the 21st century has arrived. When made with high-quality materials like Gorilla Glass®, which is optically clear, you can turn any wall into a whiteboard. This is ideal for any number of applications, from presentations and brainstorming sessions to trainings and meetings.

Additionally, you have a wide range of colors, patterns, finishes, and materials from which to choose. Your wall panels can enhance your overall aesthetic and create the ideal conditions for productivity.

5. Elevators. Depending on your building’s traffic, hundreds of pairs of eyes see your elevators every day. With wall paneling systems, you can make the most of that opportunity. Google, for instance, uses interlocking panels in the executive offices of its Chrome team. The elevators feature the tech giant’s trademark colors, logo, and an interactive screen that mimics the Google Doodle. Quirky, fun, fresh, and cost effective, the panels align perfectly with Google’s brand identity – sophisticated yet simple.

You can mount a television screen to any wall. You can hang artwork on any wall. You can use any wall as a hub for communication or information with posters and a few thumbtacks. By using innovative wall paneling systems, however, you can do all this in an elegant, seamless way that reinforces your brand identity and enables you to meet key budget, schedule, functional, and aesthetic goals. No matter what your application, these systems are designed for maximum simplicity – and maximum results.

Building Solutions For A World-Class Innovator: CETC’s Media Wall

For over 165 years, Corning has seamlessly blended innovation and practicality. From products that facilitate automotive emissions control and allow the harnessing of lithium energy to bendable optic fiber and damage-resistant glass, Corning has advanced science – and improved the quality of life for countless people. Creating world-changing technology is what they do best.

When it came to showcasing the ingenuity of the Corning European Technology Center (CETC), nothing but the most innovative solutions would do.

Welcome to Fountainbleu

CETC is located in Fountainbleu, France. The city, famous for its legendary forest and the royal Chateau de Fountainbleu, is also home to institutions of higher learning and technology-based companies. In this setting, Corning puts best-in-class research, development, and engineering to work.

Corning needed something unique for the CETC facility. Something that captures the imagination of clients as resoundingly as their technology does. How about a media wall that integrates technology and aligns perfectly with the Corning brand? The perfect answer.

SnapCab Goes to France

Among Corning’s many revolutionary products is Gorilla® Glass. Used by 40 major brands in over 3 billion devices, this technology has changed how people interact with their smartphones, tablets, computers, cameras, and even the buildings in which they live and work.

Gorilla® Glass is both the inspiration and the focal point of CETC’s new media wall. Measuring about 15 feet by 8 feet, the wall features the durable, optically clear glass. A nature scene is printed onto the back of the glass; with the color and clarity, it is as if you are looking at the landscape in person.

Additionally, the wall features audio and video capability that bring Corning’s research, processes, and products to life.

Clients from all over Europe travel to the CETC to experience the latest and greatest in technology. The media wall serves to engage them and offer greater insight into the Corning culture of innovation. With advanced features built right into the panels, the effect is as seamless as it is engaging.

With the development of Gorilla® Glass, Corning not only revolutionized smartphones and tablets; they paved the way for greater flexibility and freedom in elevators, lobbies, reception areas, media walls, conference rooms, and more. The lightweight, extremely durable glass empowers architects to realize their design intent with ease – and, most importantly, with stellar results.

Innovation At Its Best: A Case Study on 1845 Walnut Street

Innovation is not a product. It is a way of thinking. It’s forging new paths – but it is also encountering detours and developing alternative routes that lead to exceptional destinations. This is a concept that architects understand intuitively; and it is one that led to the installation of modern, beautiful, cost-effective elevator interiors for a corporate building in Philadelphia.

1845 Walnut: A Business Hub

1845 Walnut Street is a 350,000 square-foot office building in the heart of Pennsylvania’s largest city. Nestled in historic Rittenhouse Square, the parkside structure is a sought-after site for thriving businesses. With such a high profile location, the building needs to offer contemporary, state-of-the-art accommodations to its tenants.

The problem: the elevator cabs at 1845 Walnut were outdated. Dark and worn from decades of continuous use and abuse, the mirrored wall surfaces only emphasized drab interiors. The building needed to bring the elevators into the 21st century. After all, elevators are one of the most frequently utilized features in corporate settings.

An Old Friend with New Ideas – and Technology

Glenn Bostock, founder and CEO of SnapCab, installed 1845 Walnut’s original elevators more than 20 years ago. This was before he developed his revolutionary interlocking panel system – and before materials and technology existed to ensure maximum longevity and durability. Today, they do. Today, building owners and managers can opt for interiors that will stand the test of time.

Architect Fred Stern, whose firm Architectural Woodwork Industries is located at 1845 Walnut Street, took on the job. Knowing the elevators needed a complete renovation, Stern created a design scheme utilizing his beloved medium: wood. The veneer panels he envisioned would be shaped like inverted pyramids, requiring meticulous woodwork.

Beautiful. Intricate. Elaborate. And expensive. The cost for the materials and for the craftsmanship necessary was, ultimately, prohibitive. That avenue was blocked. So innovation looked for the detour.

Beauty and the Budget

Instead of wood veneers, what if the same effect could be created using cost-effective materials? With Gorilla® Glass, for example, you can print a high-quality image of wood and then apply a pristine, optically clear glass panel. Architect Stern was doubtful. He – understandably – loved the look and the feel of natural wood.

First, we created a sample. Stern wasn’t a fan. It was too glossy. Too shiny. In short: it just wasn’t wood. Another detour? No. Just a brief delay.

Taking Stern’s concerns back to the drawing board, we delivered a sample utilizing anti-glare Gorilla® Glass. It eliminated the gloss and shine, ensuring the printed image captured the depth, dimension, intricacy, and warmth of wood. And it convinced the skeptic.

Change Is Good

Innovation is flexibility. The client then decided to change the scope of the areas outside the elevators, opting to use bamboo veneer on the walls. It’s a great choice that conveys a strong sense of light and sustainability however, the proposed elevator design featured dark wood.

To achieve a consistent aesthetic throughout, we scanned one of the bamboo wall panels and printed the high-resolution image onto the back of Gorilla® Glass. A perfect match. Now, the elevator interior design aligns with the overall look of the building. The fresh, contemporary feel befits a thriving corporate building in the midst of a business hub.

A Better Solution

Initial cost was only one consideration. The original design called for wood veneer. Wood is natural; as such, it is also vulnerable. The surface is subject to scratches, dings, and dents. To spend significant resources, and time, creating a gorgeous wood design only to have it ruined in a short time is a shame, and a waste.

Further, replacement is a challenge. In addition to day-to-day wear and damage, wood oxidizes naturally as it ages. The color changes. Matching is impossible, and you cannot simply replace one panel if it’s damaged. The whole cab would need to be redone. A vulnerable material, like wood, plus the difficulty of replacement equals a big, expensive, problem.

It is a problem that Gorilla® Glass solves. With high-quality printing, you can recreate any image in living color and in exceptional detail. The glass offers unparalleled protection and durability. If there is a problem with a panel, you can simply reprint and replace quickly and efficiently.

Where There’s Innovation, There’s a Way

You do not have to sacrifice your design intent for cost considerations. With the right partner, you can find solutions that satisfy all of your needs – beautifully. Innovative thinking and solutions ensure that you can take an even better, more efficient, route to your destination.

Code Blue: How RWJ Revived Its Facilities To Deliver On Its Mission

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – or RWJ – is committed to building and fostering a “culture of health” that empowers people to live better lives. Their work is based on a solid foundation of community, quality, ease of access, and dignity and respect. Through an extensive, ongoing renovation project, RWJ is bringing its facilities up-to-date. This will allow them to continue delivering on their promises – and ensure their appearance reflects the quality of their care.

Great Care – Dated Facilities

When it comes to healthcare, RWJ is a leader. The problem was that you wouldn’t have necessarily known it from the state of some of their facilities. Worn and dated, they needed some updating. What better place to start than with the elevators? In a large hospital, elevators are critical to patient care and visitor experience.

RWJ needed elevator interiors that were:

  • Durable. With carts banging into the walls, personnel bustling around, and patients being transported, hospital elevators endure a great deal of use. The cabs had to be able to withstand abuse and look newer much longer.
  • Non-microbial. Hospitals are a hotbed for germs and bacteria; sanitary conditions are non-negotiable.
  • Easy to clean and maintain. With the risk of fluids, bacteria, and germs, the cabs had to be easy to clean. As well, dingy elevators don’t inspire confidence in patients and visitors.
  • Color-matched. RWJ wanted to be able to color coordinate the elevators and hallways so they could be used for wayfinding. For example, “Take the blue elevator to the blue hall, then follow the green corridor.” Such a technique makes navigating the facilities much easier.
  • Attractive. There’s no denying it; few people want to be in a hospital. Patients and visitors often experience stress and anxiety. Welcoming spaces can alleviate those feelings a bit.

We helped RWJ find the right solution for all of these needs. Wilsonart Compact, a specialty laminate is:

  • Extremely durable. It is often used in high-impact applications, such as lockers, cabinets, and elevator interiors. It will last for years, and it will look fresh and clean all the while.
  • Sanitary. The nonporous, non-microbial surface deters bacteria and germ growth. With routine cleaning, the hospital could vastly improve the health and safety of its elevators.
  • Color Compatible. Compact is available in over 200 colors and patterns. This made it easy for RWJ to accomplish its wayfinding mission.
  • Cost-Effective. Cost is always a consideration; with Wilsonart Compact, RWJ saved on initial costs. They will also continue to accrue savings for the life of the interiors, thanks to our interlocking panel system. For example, if a panel needs to be replaced for some reason, they can simply pull out the old one and install a new one quickly.

Beyond the Elevator

Since Wilsonart Compact was such a great solution for the cab interiors, why not extend it outside the elevators? This is just what RWJ did. Seeing the quality, durability, versatility, and practicality that the specialty laminate offered, they opted to have us install wall panels that provided the same benefits.

Not only did the use of coordinated elevator interiors and wall panels allow for a cohesive appearance throughout the building, it created a clean, healthy, attractive way to help people find their way around the hospital.

RWJ’s culture of health guides every decision they make; providing exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards is paramount. This commitment is now clearly reflected in their facilities. Each feature is designed to improve patient care and ensure a comfortable, soothing environment for anyone who walks through the doors.

From Outdated Hospital To Urban Hotspot: The Transformation Of Metro Club

In Philadelphia’s Old City District, residents live side-by-side with the past and tread the same streets as the Founding Fathers. The neighborhood was ground zero for the American Revolution. Today, it’s undergoing another kind of revolution, transforming into an urban hotspot with thriving business, art, and fashion communities – and the best cheesesteaks in Philly. In the Old City, home is where the heart, and the history, is.

Bringing Metro Club into the 21st Century

Philadelphia is proud of its heritage – but the Metro Club building was clinging a bit too hard to the past. Owners wanted to transform the former hospital into high-end condos; the terminally outdated elevators and drab lobby, however, weren’t rising to the level of “upmarket residence.”

These spaces – the heart and soul of any building – needed a complete overhaul, a renovation that would welcome tenants and visitors as soon as they walk in the doors.

The Keys to Success: Streamlined Planning and Simplicity

Metro Club’s owners browsed through SnapCab’s catalog and selected an elegant wood laminate. The light finish they choose would banish the gloom of the existing dark brown elevator interiors, creating a sense of warmth.

Now it was time to focus on the lobby. The area behind the front desk – which would become the logical focal point as people entered the building – was as dated as the elevators. To remedy this, we suggested that the owners use the same wood laminate paneling that was going to be featured in the cabs. Because of the simplicity of the paneling system, doing so would not require extensive planning or preparation.

The owners loved the idea. More importantly, they loved the results. Incorporating the same panels in both the elevators and the lobby allowed for a consistent look and feel. Additionally, it enabled the owners to make significant progress in their goal of re-imagining the old hospital into a new, high-end living space.

Within just three months, Metro Club’s elevators and lobby area were updated for its upscale clientele. The specification and installation processes were remarkably streamlined: the owners looked through the catalog, saw a product they wanted, and, from there, it was simply a matter of installing the paneling system. Sometimes, it is just that easy.

New Life In The Old City

The Old City’s many industrial buildings are an important part of the area’s history. Converting them into chic living spaces allows residents to enjoy the vibrancy of this unique neighborhood. The Metro Club’s transition from dreary hospital to sought-after urban retreat is just one example of how the Old City continually renews itself. You, too, can breathe new life into your buildings – elevators, lobbies, conference rooms, and more – with simple, streamlined solutions.

An Appetite For Innovation: 7 Things You Need to Know About A SnapCab Lunch & Learn

SnapCab Lunch & Learns are aimed at those with an appetite for innovation and creative solutions that will transform an entire building. When you book your lunch & learn, what can you expect – in addition to great food? Here are the 7 things you need to know:

1. The Agenda. During the 60 minutes, you will learn about SnapCab products and our history of innovation. We will educate you about what we do, how we do it, and the revolutionary materials with which we do it. Expect to cover topics such as materials, lead times, specification, technology integration, and more.

2. The Presentation. In addition to a PowerPoint presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to get a hands-on look at some of our product offerings, such as Gorilla® Glass, and our sample box (yours to keep and explore). It’s the perfect way to start imagining the possibilities.

3. It’s About More Than Just Elevators. Elevators have been the core of SnapCab’s business for over 20 years, and our systems streamline and simplify specification, compliance, and installation. At the same time, these same systems can revolutionize areas outside the elevator. You’ll learn how.

4. The Audience. SnapCab lunch & learns are intended for architects and designers, but feel free to invite others. Although this is not an accredited lunch & learn, you will receive in-depth product-specific knowledge that you can apply on your next project.

5. The Value You’ll Receive. You will learn about products that solve complex problems. Rather than pouring significant time and resources into designing a wall system – which may or may not be feasible, and which or may not be within budget – you can learn about the benefits of our patented interlocking panels. The quick, efficient product ensures that you don’t have to spend 1000 hours recreating the wall. We’ve done it; now we can use these systems to bring your vision to reality.

6. Timing is Flexible. Many designers and architects don’t follow a typical 9:00 to 5:00 schedule; creativity and inspiration don’t punch a time clock. In that case, we also offer another option—a wine and cheese event is typically held in the late afternoon or early evening. In addition to wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages and cheese, you will interact with samples, discuss materials and products, and talk shop with other professionals. It’s informal, informative, and fun. Just give us a call or fill out the form on our website to book your lunch & learn.

7. The Next Steps. After your lunch & learn, contact our interior specialist with your project needs. We can help you build the specification, provide samples & renderings, and work with you every step of the way towards project completion.

A lunch & learn or wine and cheese evening is a fun and interactive way to help you gain a better understanding of our products and materials – and how you can apply these solutions to your current and future projects. Be sure to bring your curiosity, your ideas, and your appetite.

AIM Academy—Where Learning Comes To Life

The AIM Academy motto is “Innovative Teaching. Fearless Learning.” These are far more than words. Innovation and fearlessness make AIM an institution of choice for those who learn differently, and these qualities guide every decision they make. AIM is committed to utilizing creative instruction, educational best practices, and the best technological resources. They wanted to ensure their building reflected their passion – and the enormous potential of their students.

AIMing for Excellence

When AIM built an addition with a state-of-the-art gymnasium, auditorium, and other integral learning facilities, they knew they needed an entryway that captured the attention of students, family, and visitors as soon as they came in through the doors. Beyond a mere lobby or reception area, this space needed to welcome people to a world of exploration and discovery.

A custom-built media wall provided an innovative solution for this ground-breaking school. As people walk into the Academy’s new addition, they’d know exactly what AIM is, and what they do. They’d connect with the AIM philosophy, with their ingenuity, and, most importantly, with their pride and belief in their students.

Students Lead the Way

The media wall stretches about 16 feet along AIM’s entryway, and its creation was a team effort. AIM’s art department gathered newspaper articles about the school and created a montage. They took pictures of students engaging in music, sports, and other activities, and turned them into silhouettes. Art students filled in these silhouettes with vibrant colors and patterns, bringing them to life. Together, the faculty and students made a work of art that was special and spectacular.

AIM then provided us with a digital file of the artwork, and we had their graphics printed in crisp, true-to-life detail. Next, we mounted the images behind high-quality, durable glass panels and installed them on the wall. And finally, we integrated speakers and monitors for full audio/visual capability.

Once the design is established, installation is a quick and easy process.

In addition to looking great, this space enables AIM to offer a host of engaging experience for students, staff, family, and visitors. From streaming a basketball game from the gym to running promo videos, the media wall is a hard-working – and compelling – member of the school community.

Head of the Class

AIM Academy believes that “Curiosity, collaboration, compassion, confidence and critical thinking are their tools for success.” We do too. The school’s media wall not only embodies this philosophy; it was created by it. Learning comes alive at AIM.

Media walls empower you to customize your spaces, align them with your brand identity, and offer your guests, customers, or clients an exceptional experience. When it comes to interior design and architecture, you can aim higher – and achieve your goals.