Architectural Protection: OSU's South Chiller Plant

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: