Completed in 2011, the 12,000 sq.ft. Joan and Andy Horner Hall on the campus of Dallas Baptist University was built to support DBU’s creative degree programs for communications, fine arts, and music and audio engineering. Within Horner Hall, RBDG designed a 2,400 sq.ft. recording studio complex that provides DBU students exposure to the full complement of contemporary and traditional production tools found in a fully professional studio suite.
The Music Business Recording Studios is comprised of a main control room, featuring an AVID D-Command ES 24 control surface and a seven-foot wide screen, a tracking studio, and an adjoining isolation booth. Two smaller control rooms each feature an AVID C|24 control surface and are fully integrated with the main control room, yet allow students to mix projects independently.
RBDG’s design incorporated floating floors for sound isolation and technical infrastructure for connectivity and accessibility in the studios spaces and the central equipment room. A powerful communications system links the control room to a separate Mac lab, equipped with the latest Pro Tools technology, enabling students in the lab to view what is being taught in the studio.