University Lethbridge Studio

Location: Lethbridge, AB

Year: 2010

Status: Complete

Type: Education

Client: U of L

The University of Lethbridge required a world-class facility for audio capture
to facilitate a new degree program in digital audio arts. This specialized
project required a team of designers from ARFAI and Kaufmann &
Associates of Van Nuys, California. Jay Kaufmann had previously worked
for Ocean Way Recording in Santa Monica, and SMS Digital Post before
starting his own independent practice in 2005. This team of professionals
brought the vast amount of experience needed to create this impressive
The attention to detail paid off, according to Lawrence Malcose of Solid
State Logic: “The form creates a seamless marriage of organic textures
and the most modern technology. Simple accents like adding to the darker
wood flooring by framing it in lighter wood and using warm earthy fabric
tones make for a comfortable, creative environment. The centrepiece Solid
State Logic Duality stands proud amongst the confident angles and warm
lighting of the control room and the performance area beyond the glass.
It also appears that the challenges of sound isolation and infrastructure
accommodation were handled with aplomb.”

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