UW Rome Center

July 16, 2019

Lighting, tiles, AV and more

image4Work on the 1st floor continues, with reinforcement of the floors and fire safety measures having been the top priority thus far. A complete overhaul of the HVAC system is also underway to ensure adequate cooling during our hot Roman summers and heating in our chillier months.

We have also been working with Targetti, a premier technical and architectural lighting company with a long history of lighting in Italy. image3Targetti is designing functional and beautiful lighting solutions for our classrooms, grand conference room, and new exhibit space. The exhibit space is an interesting challenge as it features a centuries-old fresco depicting Juno, Aeolus, god of the winds, and the nymph Deiopea.

Plans for educational technology in all classrooms have also been finalized. Our renovated classrooms and seminar rooms will offer new AV equipment. image5We are also adding a computer kiosk in hallway leading to the conference room will for use by students and conference attendees alike. New tiles for the classrooms, exhibit space, waiting area, kitchenette, and bathrooms will soon be selected, too.

The first phase of this project is on target to be completed by December 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!