The Center for Technology+Creativity at Bloomfield College has been awarded the silver medal in design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Fallon+Pacheco Architects, the architects behind the design of the College’s newest state-of-the-art building, entered the project into the AIA Design Awards competition (local chapter).
Forty projects were entered and a limited number of projects received awards.
The award-winning, multi-level, 26,000-square-foot facility was part of an extensive renovation project that transformed the College's previous student center into an impressive new home for the College’s award-winning Division of Creative Arts & Technology (CAT.)
The building officially opened in the fall of 2016 and is equipped with the latest technology, giving future game designers, videographers, animators, interactive designers, music techs, and graphic designers a remarkable space to break creative boundaries.
The building connects directly to the College's Scott Kaplan Art Gallery and a motion capture studio in the Library and features studios for graphic design, 2D/3D and stop motion animation, expanded media, drawing and painting, green screen filming, and fabrication. The facility also houses labs for game development and music technology, as well as an open computer lab.
“We were honored to have the design of the Center for Technology+Creativity recognized by our peers in the architectural community on a project of great importance to the College,” said John Fallon, of Fallon+Pacheco Architects.
Fallon+Pacheco Architects has been an important partner of Bloomfield College for over 20 years. Over that time, the firm has been able to assist the College in fulfilling its commitment to providing a quality campus environment to enhance the college experience of its students.
John Fallon and Elizabeth Pacheco have also created an endowed scholarship for CAT students at the College.