Announcing the 2009 ARCHI-TECH AV Awards Winners

June 17, 2009
ARCHI-TECH AV Awards 2009, Honor the Best in Technology Integration

ARCHI-TECH partners with InfoComm International® for the annual ARCHI-TECH AV Awards program, now in its seventh year. The program honors outstanding examples of the creative and effective integration of technology into traditional construction projects.

Each of the six judges—two architects, two AV integrators, and two technology consultants—evaluated the entries using the following criteria: concept, design, innovation, scheduling, teamwork, and solution. Sustainability was also considered.

The winners were recognized during InfoComm's annual tradeshow.

Each project will become the subject of its own e-Lunch & Learn webinar. Formatted as a virtual panel discussion, you can hear from the professionals who created these award-winning projects and learn about the design and technology challenges they overcame. All webinars will take place at 12 p.m. CST. Get more information about these free webinars.

The webinars for these projects are approved by AIA for earning one AIA/CES Learning Unit, and InfoComm for earning one CTS Renewal Unit (RU) unit. To apply for RUs, take the FREE test for the appropriate webinar found in the InfoComm Store under the Assessment Tests and Tools section. You will need to register so RUs will appear on your CTS transcript. Please allow 2 weeks from date of first offering for test questions to appear in the store.

Grand Prize Winner, Over $1 Million
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Webinar: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The only place that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum under one roof, this project features more than $2 million in AV equipment.

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Grand Prize Winner, Under $1 Million
Eaton Executive Briefing Center, Moon Township, PA

Webinar: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The design centerpiece of this project is a large-format interactive screen inside the lobby, which attracts and engages visitors, and provides an effective branding opportunity.

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The Comcast Experience, Philadelphia, PA

Webinar: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Entertaining and inspiring the thousands of employees entering the lobby each day, The Comcast Experience videowall is a 25- by 80-foot LED screen with 10 million pixels.

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Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

Webinar: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Harrah's Resort's The Waterfront Tower isn't a giant billboard, but the convergence of media and architecture. The sheer size of the media display required a control system that could handle video files comprised of more than 8 million pixels.

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Nix, Patterson & Roach LLP, Las Colinas, TX

Webinar: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This revolutionary office design embodies the firm's global presence, communications capabilities, and technological superiority. The project breaks the mold of a traditional law firm aesthetic while revolutionizing the way litigation is conducted.

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Nestor Infanzon
Vice President, HOK
Dallas, TX

Stephen Newbold, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Gensler
Boston, MA

Stewart Randall, CTS-D
Principal, Communications Design Associates
Canton, Massachusetts

Richard Derbyshire
Partner, Shen Milsom Wilke
Washington, DC

John DeLockery, CTS
Vice President of Operations and Installation, Interactive Solutions
Memphis, TN

Jim Huber, CTS, PhD.
Director of Sales and Business Development, Nor-Com
Hebron, KY

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