communications technology consultants
Experience - Educational and Civic
Los Angeles City Council Chambers
The City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency operates LA Cityview, offering broadcasts of city council and commission meetings, special events and instructional materials for the public and City departments and staff. As part of a larger modernization project, it was necessary to rebuild the City Council Chambers system, and upgrade to HD. The unique challenge was to complete all on site construction within a twenty one calendar day window over the year end holidays.
 
BFA was part of a City engineering team that included Architects, Electrical, Structural and IT engineers, tasked with planning and executing the project in an historic building. BFA provided design, project management and commissioning services on behalf of the City.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Integrative Learning Center (ILC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus, is a $93,000,000.00 173,000 Square Foot LEED gold certified building, providing state-of-the-art education and technology facilities for the Communication, Journalism, Linguistics, and Film Studies departments. Located adjacent to the Lincoln Campus Center and Student Union, the facility houses offices, broadcasting and production studios, editing and screening rooms, auditoria, technology-enabled active learning classrooms, lounges, and language laboratories.

As part of a Boston-based design team, BFA designed the broadcast TV, radio and Production Lighting systems, and  worked with other members on the most efficient uses of the spaces and to meet the LEED requirements. This included an innovative approach to production lighting, using a combination of LED and fluorescent fixtures to substantially reduce energy and HVAC requirements.
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University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism is located on the Campus grounds in Reno, Nevada. The three story brick building, originally constructed in 1991, was renovated to provide state of the art video, audio and data technology for students and staff. The building has a central atrium, classrooms, computer laboratories, a broadcast studio and control room, news room, editing rooms, meeting rooms and offices. Work was done on each of the three (3) floors to support the needs, including a new network infrastructure, new HD digital TV production and editing systems, a large scale Storage Area Network (SAN) system, and new Audio-Visual systems in all instructional and support areas.
BFA designed the broadcast television production and edit facilities, and oversaw the systems implementation.
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage explores the interwoven histories and myths of the American West and its diverse peoples. The museum enhances understanding of the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects and art, making connections between people today and those who have shaped the past.

The Wells Fargo Theater is a central part of the Museum complex, a 200 seat venue for business presentations, screenings, concerts, and performances, equipped with video, film projection, and surround sound.

BFA provided design, specification and construction supervision of Projection, Sound, and Audio-Video Distribution Systems for the Theater and Exhibit Display Systems for the Children's Gallery.
Other Educational, Museum and Civic Projects
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California
The Children's Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Beverly Hills High School Media Center, Beverly Hills, California
City of Beverly Hills Media Center, Beverly Hills, California
Chapman University Dodge Film School, Orange, California
DeAnza College Media Learning Center, Cupertinoa, California
Las Vegas City Council Chambers, Las Vegas, Nevada
LAPD Ahmanson Training Center, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Training Center, Los Angeles, California
Martha's Vineyard School System, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
San Francisco Government TV Channel, San Francisco, California
Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment Technology
Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts
University of California Telemedicine Center, Sacramento, California