Congratulations are in order for PhillyCAM who, after years of battling for the right to provide Philadelphians with community television access have settled into their new digs designed by MA&D. Transforming the space, MA&D turned a former photography studio into a multi-level suite of production studios, media lab, community space, classrooms and offices.
This February, PhillyCAM inaugurated their space with Mayor Michael Nutter doing the honors of launching their first live broadcast show. As one of PhillyCAM’s biggest supporters, Mayor Nutter couldn’t be happier with the space and what it provides for the organization’s future. Programming Director, Deborah Rudman described their new space as, “simply fabulous, even better real than imagined.”
One of the winning design elements for PhillyCAM was the brightly colored walls inspired by television test patterns. Executive Director, Gretjen Clausing reported to FlyingKite Media that the vivid colors were, “fantastic. Flexible. Welcoming. We are only just beginning to understand the possibilities of the space.”
The PhillyCAM opening was a wonderful time for all. We couldn’t be more pleased with PhillyCAM’s reaction to their new home and the impact this space will have on our community.