Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thorburn/Gallegos alliance expands range of architectural design services to facility developers in health care, leisure, retail, government, museums

“We welcome Pat Gallegos and the Gallegos Lighting team to Thorburn Associates,” says Steve Thorburn, founder and principal of TA. “Having an accomplished, reputable and versatile lighting designer on our team complements our existing line of services and the needs of our clients. Thorburn Associates has been looking for some time to expand its services in this direction. Pat’s firm is an ideal fit, bringing some 30 years of experience, ability, industry connections and a strong work ethic.”

Full story here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Audiovisual Technology in the Classroom

Planning for Classroom Technology workshop Nov. 2, 2009 in Denver provides knowledge and tools that will benefit anyone involved in the planning of audiovisual technology in the classroom or providing system support. Participants will learn how to approach the integration of audiovisual systems into classroom buildings and identify potential problems. This workshop is led by Steve Thorburn himself.

Click here to read full article.
Click here for the Thorburn Associates workshop website.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thorburn on Sustainability and Green Building: Can the Rhetoric!

Steve Thorburn wrote this editorial for the July 09 Systems Contractor News, about green building and sustainability practices being oversold with rhetoric when the point could be made more simply and effectively with case studies and budget numbers. "If green building is a fashion trend, rather than a core value, it is likely to be discarded as abruptly as it was taken up."

Beyond Tile: Advantages of Acoustical Ceilings

Thorburn Associates consultant Justin Meyer, based in the Raleigh-Durham NC office, wrote this article about acoustical ceilings that appears in the August 09 issue of Buildings magazine. "Acoustical ceiling products are a great boon, but must be part of an overall design solution for the best results..." writes Meyer.

Click here to see the story on the Buildings website.
Click here for the Thorburn Associates online article archive.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thorburn Associates Inc. Designs Audiovisual Systems for New Georgetown County Judicial Center

Newly opened Judicial Center in Georgetown County, South Carolina, consolidates the region's judicial services supported by a custom audiovisual system. Thorburn Associates provided AV system design under contract to Tych & Walker Architects and within a closely defined budget.

Details here.

Thorburn Associates welcomes Joe Schuch

Joe Schuch is now based out of Thorburn Associates' office in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He has joined the company as a senior associate for new learning environments. At the University of North Carolina, Schuch and his team pioneered self-serve multimedia and tele-teaching classrooms.

Full story here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Steve Thorburn's InfoComm 09 Diary

Read Steve Thorburn's daily diary from the InfoComm 09 show in Orlando, posted on the Bemusement blog from Blooloop.com.

June 20: The floor according to Steve: digital projection, audio, videoconferencing and Dopplers. Full story here.

June 19: A look around the show floor, the "cone of cooling" and the ergonomics of visualization. Dedicated to the late Kim Milliken. Full story here.

June 18: Classes in AV integration, acoustics and how to issue an RFP/RFQ. Attendees air their professional gripes and vendors hunt for clients.
Full story here.

June 17: Marketing specialist and Thorburn team member Meg Barham attends a sales workshop at the Institute for Professional Development. Full story here.