NavAL Academy Screen
A Cosm company, Spitz, Inc. was honored with a historic opportunity to design and install a customized NanoSeam™ projection surface showcased within the new $27 million Ron Terwilliger ’63 Center for Student-Athletes at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland.
Chosen by the USNA to work in tandem with project designer Dimensional Innovations to build a fully-immersive screen for the new Akerson Theater, what the company’s creative director calls the “crown jewel” of the new technology-centric facility. The Center, a 25,000 square-foot expansion to Ricketts Hall serves as a gathering point for alumni and friends and future midshipmen of the Academy.
Innovative Screen Tech
THE PERFECT SCREEN
Chris Wright, Sr. Director, Design Engineering, says the design of the USNA screen presented a few unique challenges, considering the screen needed to fit a curved central screen flanked by two flat surfaces. Likewise, the Spitz team needed to design the screen to mount on drywall, building a perfect screen on an imperfect surface.
Once the design had been conceived, the Spitz team went to work creating the screen composed of 305 parts supporting 82 screen panels, 62 of which are uniquely shaped – a rarity on a smaller screen.