SAO PAULO�ESPM, a communications institute in S�o Paulo, has unveiled its new Broadcast Center on its journalism campus. The elliptical, six-station �teaching island� provides students with full visual access to all production/broadcast activity. The goal of the new environment, according to ESPM, is to have students participate as workers and observers.
Walters-Storyk Design Group began designing the new broadcast center back in 2011. It features production and broadcast studios, office spaces, and meeting/conference rooms. One unique feature in the design is the room-within-room studio construction. With the studio situated above and below active classrooms the design allowed sound from inside the studio to be isolated and exclude external sound from entering.
�Both the faculty and the student body are pleased with our new broadcast education center,� said Luiz Fernando D. Garcia, general director of graduation with ESPM, who also oversaw the project. �We are confident that it will enable ESPM to provide this growing industry with a new generation of highly qualified and enthusiastic creative production personnel.�