Boston, MA (April 26, 2006)–Boston University is adding a recording arts program to its curriculum in the fall of 2006, and has retained the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) to create the new facility, situated in The Center for Digital Imaging Arts’ (CDIA) building on the Waltham, MA campus.
The CDIA Audio Studio complex will include spacious control and live rooms, dedicated classrooms and related support space. The specialized 9-month course will be capped at 12 students per instructor.
Jeanine Cowen, CDIA Recording Arts program director reported that the new program will focus on creating music and sound for film and video/computer game production. “As an adjunct to our film, animation, graphics and web-design programs, we have now developed an intensive course to immerse students in the design and production of music and sound for emerging as well as existing applications,” Cowen offered. “Because audio design is evolving rapidly, we were committed to providing students with a cutting edge facility. Architect/acoustician John Storyk is a recognized expert. We are confident that our WSDG-designed complex will meet our students’ immediate and long-term needs.”
Commenting on selecting WSDG to handle the job, Norman Brzycki, CDIA director of operations, added: “Beyond his reputation for world-class recording studio, broadcast production facility and performance venues, John Storyk’s commitment to education was a key factor in our decision to retain WSDG. In addition to designing large-scale audio facilities for Full Sail and Expression, he lectures regularly at the University of Colorado, The Berklee School of Music, Yale and many other leading schools. We believe his experience as an educator provides a singular appreciation for the unique audio education needs of both students and instructors.”
And Storyk, himself, added, “The quality of the students and instructors at B.U.’s CDIA program is extraordinary. Our project manager Romina Larregina and I are honored to have been entrusted with the design of this important addition to this historic campus.”