In the center of the ground floor is the spacious two-story Student Commons. This bright, open communal area is furnished with tables and chairs surrounding a central podium and the grand staircase leading up to the second floor Innovation Hub. Towering over this space is a 28’ tall, double-faced, interior digital display. Beck brought us in to provide this video board, and to design and install the structure supporting it.
At its core, the structure consists of 9” square steel tube, with various steel angles, plates, and gussets tying it together. This frame passes down through a planter and the stage to a base frame that anchors into the concrete slab at floor level. To this structure we mounted two Formetco 2.5mm pitch digital displays, each over 22’ x 4’. Around the video boards, we clad the sides, header, and footer with brush-etched anodized aluminum to match the stair trim and other accents in the space.