Utter Associates recently completed a two-year project providing consulting, design, project management, and construction administration services for the Student Experience Center project at Oregon State University.  


The new student-fee funded building has an entire floor designed around convergent media including TV, radio and print in large and highly flexible media spaces.  The converged media outlets are together known as the Orange Media Network.

Contracted through Opsis Architecture, Utter Associates provided technical services for the media center starting with budgeting, scheduling, and space planning  and continuing through design, commissioning and training.

Key features of the facility:

  • Two TV studios
  • Two TV control rooms
  • FM On-Air Studio
  • FM Production studio
  • Recording studio
  • Newsroom
  • Newsroom computer system (NRCS) automation
  • Master Control
  • Technical Core
  • Multi-use spaces supporting non-broadcast events
  • Campus-wide fiber connectivity
  • Remote production systems

The design incorporates highly flexible systems allowing for all resources to be available in any of the spaces at any time.  Connectivity throughout the building and campus allow for simple remote production.  The file-based work-flows allow for shared media in both editorial and live production in addition to other campus users and proxy resolution media is available off campus and in mobile devices for both editorial and newsroom computer system (NRCS) uses.  The Inception NRCS allows for the collapsed newsroom to generate, share and manage content across TV, Print, and on-line social media accounts.