Swift Hall Renovation
University of Cincinnati
Originally completed in 1926, Swift Hall is adjacent to the Steger Student Life Center and houses classrooms, lecture halls, and offices for various UC programs. glaserworks, as Architect of Record worked closely with the University and with design firm Moore Ruble Yudell to create some of UC’s earliest high-tech “digital” classrooms. These electronic classrooms have been designed to comply with specific guidelines supporting teaching and learning with technology. Nearly every student has an unobstructed view of high definition video images projected from a computer, laptop, VCR, DVD, or document camera augmented with excellent sound quality. Lighting and shades are automatically controlled for optimum viewing and note-taking. In the larger lecture rooms, multiple screens allow simultaneous viewing and recording of side-by-side images for comparison or examination i.e. a scanned photo downloaded from the web shown adjacent to a physical specimen placed under the document camera.
Swift Hall (the “highest tech” teaching building on Mainstreet) reopened for classes with bright soothing color schemes, restored decorative entries, upgraded and modern integrated furniture. All classrooms in this building are now fully equipped with “smart” audiovisual systems. Faculty and student response to the new rooms continues to be very positive.