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The Convergence of AV and IT

AV Technology Magazine featured Senior Systems Designer Jesse Fishman CTS-D, DSCE and Principal Mark Grassi CTS-D in their June issue. In writer Cindy Davis’ piece, “The Technology Manager’s Guide to IT Essentials,” she explores what IT teams need to know about networked AV. Read the article here.

The University of Hawai’i Awards Creative Media Facility

The Sextant Group is honored to be a part of the forward-thinking Next Design, Gensler, Kiewit team for the University of Hawai’i Creative Media Facility on the UH West O’ahu campus.  Principal Mark Grassi says, “The Creative Media Center is a very exciting project for the university and Hawaii. It will enable the students at the University of Hawai’i […]

June 7th, 2018|News, Technology|

Building Workplaces for a Digital Generation

InAVate Magazine features two principals of The Sextant Group in their June 2018 issue. Speaking with Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE Bd. Cert, LEED AP BD + C and Mark Grassi CTS-D for the article, “Building Workplaces for a Digital Generation,” writer Tim Kridel explores how demographic trends are changing work styles and how they impact employers’ AV technologies acquisitions. […]

The Eve of Disruption: The Future of Network-Based AV Systemsby Principal Mark Grassi CTS-D

The audiovisual systems business is undergoing one of the largest transitions it has ever faced — some would even call it a complete disruption to the business as we know it. The good news for those who plan and design facilities where audiovisual communication systems are critical to communication and collaboration is that today systems are easier to control, […]

Renewing the Library into the 21st Century and Beyond: A Guide to Technology Planningby Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS

Say the word “library,” and concepts like collaborative huddle space, interactive public art display, or virtual/augmented reality lab probably don’t immediately spring to mind. But if you haven’t been in a library since your school days, you’re missing out on an opportunity to play in your community’s technology sandbox.

Libraries today are filled with much more than materials, books and […]

Mark Valenti Presents “Higher Education 2025” at Manhattan Education Symposium

Speaking alongside other industry experts, Mark Valenti CTS will present Higher Education 2025 at the CannonDesign and Steelcase Education Symposium. During this day-long event on April 11th, 2018, speakers explore the theme of lifelong learning, technology trends, curriculum design and continuous learning environments.

Mark will discuss changing demographics, economic cycles, pedagogical advancements and an ever-increasing rate of change in technology […]

AIA New York Names Cornell University Upson Hall Renovation 2018 Design Award Winner

AIA New York has announced its 2018 Design Awards, and Cornell University’s Upson Hall Renovation is among the 32 winning projects. Designed by LTL Architects and Perkins + Will, this 134,000 SF project is a renovation of lab, classroom, academic department and office space for the Engineering College.

The Sextant Group provided planning and design services for audiovisual, IT/telecommunications and […]

New Medical Simulation and Entertainment Technologies Expert Daniel Ayers Joins The Sextant Group Kansas City

Daniel Ayers ETCP has joined The Sextant Group as Project Consultant. Based in Kansas City, Dan will work with The Sextant Group’s consultants nationwide to provide audiovisual, information technology, security, acoustics and specialty lighting services.

With a background in higher education, Dan comes to The Sextant Group from the University of Kansas Medical Center where he held the position of […]

February 22nd, 2018|Hospitals, News, Technology|

Lighting Design for the Future By Steven Cooper LC, CLCP, Lighting Designer

LED lighting: just another innovation riding on the shoulders of those that came before, right? Is LED merely a new tool lighting designers can use to illuminate buildings and our environment, like those arc lamps, incandescents, halogens, and fluorescents we are all familiar with?

While it is true that the LED light source is continuing the tradition of advancing […]

Intelligent Building Technology Improves User Experience

Principals Greg Clark, J.P. Bonin and Craig Parks’ white paper “Intelligent Building Technology Improves User Experience” was recently published by IFMA Foundation in the World Workplace Europe Academic and Research Conference Proceedings. The paper is a companion piece to the presentation at the October 2017 IFMA conference in Houston, and appears here in full, courtesy of IFMA.
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January 15th, 2018|Knowledge, Technology|