Introducing... the Mulva Studio
A Creative Conceptualization of Collaboration
The Mulva Studio is now complete and ready for use! Mulva Library Director, Kristin Vogel, gives a tour of this exciting, new space. See the video!
The completed lower level, known as the Mulva Studio, will inspire innovation, collaboration and excitement within the SNC community, while remaining true to the vision of the existing Miriam B. & James J. Mulva Library. This highly flexible space includes private and public collaborative spaces, as well as private and public solitary places for creation and reflection. State of the art technology is included not only in the TV Studio Suite, but also in the form of media:scape units, and a Digital Coffee Table, encouraging students to bring and use their choice of device to foster and encourage collaborative learning. Comfortable furniture of many types, ranging from private booths with privacy screens to large campfire tables seating numerous people for group exploration, are combined with the soothing color palette already used throughout the building. Multiple surfaces found in the Mulva Studio will encourage creativity--writable white board table tops, glass wall message boards, and movable write-on partitions, are but a few of the unique surfaces in this exciting addition to our Library.
TV Studio Suite
Featured in the Mulva Studio is an area dedicated to campus audio-visual pursuits. The TV Studio Suite includes: the main studio, a control room, an editing office, and an audio room. This production area allows students to discover and explore concepts in audio and TV production through hands-on learning. Those studying around the TV Studio Suite are able to investigate the inner workings of these areas via the numerous windows and glass walls.
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Black & White Cut Out Rendering of Proposed Mulva Studio, Library Lower Level. For Additional Views, see the Mulva Studio Photobook.
- Additional 150 Seats
- 75% collaborative 25% individual areas
- TV Studio Suite
- Media:Scape Displays
- Group & Private Study Areas
- Organic Curves for Ambiance and Sound Muffling
- Analog and Digital Technology
- Counter Height Tables with Natural Sunlight
- Lounge height comfortable seating
- Private & Group Booths
- Space to spread out
- Interactive, hands-on features
- White Board Tabletops
- Dry Erase Glass Walls
September 16, 2013: Grand Opening! 3:30-5:30 p.m.
August 25, 2013: Anticipated End of Construction
June 3, 2013: Construction Begins
April 5, 2013: Design Workshop, St. Norbert College
March 23, 2013: Furniture Investigation Trip, Grand Rapids, Mich.