Valencia College School of Arts and Entertainment Building701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
Design Achievement – Valencia College wanted a new Film, Sound and Music Technology building to integrate all forms of art, including film production, sound and music technology and shared storage areas, in one space. DLR Group’s design embraces the future where students can have access to a plethora of blended learning opportunities, connection with local industry partners, and a home that exemplifies Valencia’s mission to engage students and prepare them for the future workforce. The modern amenities and light colors give the space a blank slate for creativity while upholding a state-of-the-art facility. The building design aligns itself to the 45 degree angles of the current campus fabric with the design of a 120-seat Screening Theater Auditorium. The Screening Theater bridges the angular context of the campus site and turns the design to parallel the future growth of the campus to the North. The Screening Theater doubles as a Digital Dubbing Studio for 3D Sound editing and playback and will help the College bring the guest filmmakers and national producers to the program.
Scope Summary – DLR Group finished the design of a new facility of approximately 30,000 gross square feet. Once construction is complete, the project will house very technical spaces to support the educational objectives of their Film, Sound and Music Technology programs. These spaces include screening rooms, a sound stage, Foley rooms, edit rooms, classrooms, recording studios, shop area, student collaboration areas and an outdoor event plaza & stage for use by multiple organizations on campus. DLR Group provided architecture, interior design, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering services.