Projects in
Audio Visual

Collaborative AV design

Cardiff University ENGIN

The School of Engineering is housed inside the Grade II
listed Queen’s Buildings, .. read more

Clinical skills

University of Galway, School or Nursing & Health Sciences

The project involved the refurbishment of a number of
teaching spaces and simula .. read more

Clinical AV consultancy

National University of Ireland Medical School

The School of Medicine is one of three schools within the College of Medicine, Nursi .. read more

AV design for University

Cardiff University Wider Be

The Wider Be (Well Informed Design Education and Research in the Built Environment) .. read more

New digital arts building

Manchester Metropolitan University SODA Building

The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a £35m investment into work space, networks, t .. read more

Cardiff AV design and consultancy

Cardiff University Physical Learning Spaces

This project involved the complete refurbishment of the physical learning spaces in .. read more

Clinical Skills Centre

Edge Hill University Medical School

The new Medical School The new Medical School is one of only three new free-stan .. read more

University of Greenwich Dreadnought building

University of Greenwich Dreadnought Building

Dreadnought building at University of Greenwich is a central
hub for students on the .. read more

Edge Hill University Catalyst Building

Edge Hill University Catalyst Building

An innovative £26m building at the heart of Edge Hill
University’s campus, the Ca .. read more

Gojumpin Trampoline Parks

Jump In has been set up by a mumpreneur and two dadpreneurs who themselves are fun lo .. read more

Liverpool John Moores University ADA, UK

The new £27 million new Art and Design Academy at Liverpool John Moores University is a five storey glass-fronted building that provides a new home for all art and design courses. The building houses art and design studios, technical and teaching facilities, exhibition areas and galleries, alongside a 350-seat multi purpose space. The University plans to stage both international exhibitions and displays by local artists, with space set side for public use.
Drama by Design worked with the University on the design and specification of a state of the art stage lighting system in the space. As the venue is used for lectures, exhibitions and seminars as well as performing arts and media it was important that the stage lighting was as unobtrusive as possible and Drama by Design worked with the architect to design bespoke mounting brackets for the lighting bars built into the structure of the building. The lighting bars were also hidden as far as possible up between the concrete beams supporting the roof.
The stage lighting system consists of overhead internally wired bars and low level socket outlet boxes all wired back to 60 ways of dimming via a mains patching system. Two control systems have been provided – a basic manual system for day to day use and an advanced computerised system for more technically demanding events. In addition the system can be controlled from the integrated touch screen control system via RS232.
A full DMX digital lighting control distribution system has been installed. This allows for intelligent lighting to be controlled anywhere in the space and also enables the control systems to be used either in the dedicated control room or at floor level. As part of this system switched mains outlets are provided on all the lighting bars to enable intelligent lighting to be powered.
In addition to conventional zoom profile and fresnel luminaires the venue has also been provided with some LED colour changing luminaires to light the huge cyclorama area. These not only provide literally millions of colour combinations, but are also environmentally friendly as they use very little electricity and there are no lamps to replace.