Project Description

RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

871 RIT SPAS B 51925timwilkes scaled


An 8,000 square foot renovation for the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Photographic Arts & Sciences (SPAS), from November 2020 to present. New spaces and facilities upgrades as part of the renovation include:

  • A new professional sound room for recording interviews and audio editing.
  • A new motion media room outfitted with high-performance computers for video editing.
  • A new 4D media room equipped for the creation of stop-motion video.
  • The current student lounge (Airport Lounge) will be transformed into an ultra-modern space — with new furniture and an adjacent study center — for impromptu meetings, working and relaxing.
  • Upgrades to the school’s 20 darkrooms, which will be accompanied by a new classroom area for teaching and critiques.
  • An upgraded computer lab — complete with enhanced screens, computers and scanning and printing capabilities — for individual work and teaching.
  • Expanded footprint to accommodate additional equipment for the school’s Photo Cage, an equipment rental space that offers the latest gear and accessories for checkout.
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