Stanford University
Graduate School of Business, Beijing

In addition to the upgrades to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in California, Bright Tree Studios led the AV design for their Graduate School of Business located at Peking University in Beijing, China. BrightTree Studios created state-of-the-art, distance learning environments within the Graduate School of Business allowing both students and faculty to communicate and learn with partners around the world, in real-time.

To mimic the room’s sister facility in Palo Alto (also designed by BrightTree Studios), video conferencing cameras and push-to-talk microphone were placed throughout the student desks for easy participation during class. AV technology includes: four, ceiling-mounted electric screens with four projectors; a movable lectern (containing a PC, BluRay DVD Player, document camera, and an HDMI and VGA input for laptop connectivity), and fifteen-foot ceiling speakers for voice reinforcement during video conferencing.

Because Mandarin is the predominant spoken language within the classroom, an interpreter’s booth was designed to bridge the gap between the English and Chinese languages. When the professor wants to speak in Mandarin to the local classroom, they hit a relay button on the translation station which routes the translation audio to the ceiling speakers in the room where it is then broadcast, in a different language, to attendees.


ClientStanford University, Peking UniversityLocationBeijing, ChinaMarketHigher Education, Broadcast, Technology Master Planning ServicesAudiovisual: Systems Design; Construction Documents; Bid and Project Management