The new Tucker Student Center in Stewart Hall, on the campus of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, has been outfitted with Yamaha CL5 and CL1 digital consoles, as well as two RIO3224 boxes.
The two consoles were supplied by Full Compass and installed by university staff, in cooperation with the ASE Group.
Stewart Hall is unique in that it can be separated into three separate spaces.
“The performance space is non-traditional and very flexible,” states Wayne E. Johnson, associate VP of operations at Gardner-Webb. “Stewart Hall works in either a coffee house/club setting by lowering electric disappearing Skyfold walls, or in an auditorium or banquet setting by raising the walls. When lowered, the center room has a balcony on three sides with bistro table seating.”
Johnson adds that the new system sounds great and has an excellent operational design. “We had previously been using an LS9 in older venues, but the CL Series offers much more flexibility. We also integrated with Symetrix for Dante distribution and are using MYMIX cards as well, so there are no traditional audio connections.
“The entire project (audio, video, monitor, lighting) is all running off Cat 5,” he continues. “Due to the flexibility of the space, we wanted to be able to re-patch anything from speakers to light fixtures over one single wiring network.”
Gardner-Webb has experienced remarkable growth since it started as a movement initiated by the Kings Mountain Baptist Association in 1905. The university began as Boiling Springs High School and later became a junior college in 1927, and was renamed Gardner-Webb College in 1948.
The institution officially became known as Gardner-Webb University in 1993, culminating years of preparation. Today, Gardner-Webb is flourishing with five professional schools, two academic schools, and 11 academic departments that offer just over 5,000 students, 60 undergraduate and graduate fields of study.