American School for the Deaf Visual Communication Center


  • Flexible, motorized seating for over 310 participants

  • State-of-the-art video studio

  • Control room and editing suite

  • Accessible stage

  • Accessibility improvements

Owner: American School for the Deaf
Type: Visual Communications Center
Location: West Hartford, CT
Area: 5,383 Square Feet
Completion: 2018

Project Description:

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) repurposed existing space to create Rockwell Visual Communications (VCC), a technologically advanced space that provides its visitors with unparalleled access to information. The flexibility of the VCC supports ASD’s program and pedagogic goals, as well as community outreach. Sophisticated studio lighting and controls facilitate creation of multiple “scenes”. Multi-view cameras and a 16-foot media wall enable “virtual classroom” ability, and enhanced amplification equipment allows deaf and hard of hearing students to experience the thrill of musical performances and events.