Architectural Protection: OSU's South Chiller Plant
I collaborated with faculty and staff from the Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Engineering, and Department Theatre, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) on a projection project. In this class we mentored a dozen advanced undergraduate and graduate Architecture and Theatre students working in partnership with the OSU Facilities Operations and Development team to create a state-of-the art lighting display that was projected on the north façade of the 60’ tall South Campus Central Chiller Plant.
I taught an interdisciplinary team of students techniques for video mapping and methods of content creation. To simulate the installation ahead of the actual event, I introduced preplanning and visualization techniques using small projectors to cast images on scaled 3D-printed models of the Chiller Plant. The students worked together to create images and program a video imagining the operation of the plant. The video was projected onto the side of OSU's South Chiller Plant on several evenings in the fall of 2013.
I was responsible for technical aspects of projection, system design, server programming, and training. This was a two-channel blended system programmed with Watchout.
This is a link to an article on the installation published in The Lantern, OSU's student newspaper:
The Chiller Plant
Developed of architectural projection curriculum and led a group of students through the process of designing and creating content for public installation on the north face of OSU's South Chiller Plant. A collaboration between the departments of Theatre, Architecture, and Design. Funded by a BETHA grant led by Mary Tarintino.