CIA - Digital Animation Studio
Algebra AEC is the engineering consultant for the renovations at the Cleveland Institute of Art in University Circle. The renovations encompass approximately 35,000 SF and are throughout the four floors of the historic ford factory as well as within the new building. The engineering systems were modified to accommodate the need for infrastructure for the continuously changing academic curriculum of the school. New classrooms were created within open spaces, animation and rendering studios were created to enhance collaboration and allow programming to spillover from classroom type engagement to individual work/study. Through studying the building, it was found that the HVAC system was oversized however ductwork was undersized, leading to a high level of unwanted nose. The renovations corrected this issue with double walled ductwork and an appropriate duct design for an institutional environment.