For more than a century one could explore the world and all that’s in it through National Geographic Magazine. In recent years that’s also been possible through programming on the National Geographic Channel, on the society’s engaging and constantly evolving website, and recently on an interactive, tablet-based version of the magazine.
The new addition to Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md., celebrates the sun, inviting daylight into virtually every corner of its multi-use media center. The addition features huge skylights that are 31 to 41 ft above the floor, more than 35 ft long, and pitched at a 16-deg angle. The skylights span 17,000 sq ft.
Avitecture is one of those integrators that has been around forever — 40 years, to be precise — and is structured such that it will always be around. One might expect a fourdecade-old integration firm to struggle with AV/IT convergence, but Avitecture reports that 25 percent of its projects in 2011 include IT solutions.