Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business, Interactive Classrooms

BrightTree Studios designed the audiovisual system for the Tepper School of Business and its interactive classrooms at Carnegie Mellon University. While most of the classrooms have all the standard equipment one might expect (dual HD Projection, HD videoconferencing, touchpanel control, etc), the University made a larger investment to transform these learning environments into a technological showcase. These rooms demonstrate the school’s commitment to utilizing technology to improve learning while reinforcing the University’s identity as a leading technology-juggernaut of higher education.

These 80-seat showpiece classrooms are equipped with a 4” touchpanel at each seat. When the
students walk into the room, they enter their Student ID into the touchpanel, the classroom technology system checks their student information against the campus’s active directory database, then displays their first and last name on an LED panel that is integrated into the front of the table. This allows every professor to identify each student by their name on the first day of class. Additional features include a live polling system producing real time results and a truly random selection process to engage all students without bias.


ClientCarnegie Mellon University LocationPittsburgh, PAMarketHigher Education, Broadcast, Technology Master Planning ServicesAudiovisual: System Design and Documentation; Construction Documents; Bid and Project Management; System Commissioning; Installation