Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center

A 21st-Century Media Teaching Facility


Chicago / USA


Studio Gang Architects


Columbia College Chicago


Completed 2010

LEED Rating


By making typically behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process visible, the Columbia College Media Production Center is more than a building in which learning takes place: it is itself a valuable teaching tool. Including three large sound stages for instruction in film, video and motion capture, as well as teaching space for lighting, set-making, directing and animation classes, the Media Production Center is a professional-quality facility whose design encourages a new level of interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. The first new construction building in Columbia's 118-year history, it is also a new model for sustainability in a discipline known for its high energy consumption.


2010 Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, AIA Chicago

Selected Publications

2010 Dec 10, Cityscapes
"From the tallest tower to a vibrant urban park, the best architecture of 2010"

2010 Nov, Architectural Record
"Media Production Center, Columbia College Chicago"

2010 Oct, Azure
"Ideas at Work: RGB and 1-2-3"

2010 July 4, ArchDaily.com
"Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center"

2010 June, Blueprint
"Cinematic Architecture"

2010 March 4, ABC7
"Columbia College gets high-tech multimedia facilities"

2010 Feb 8, WTTW Chicago Tonight
"ArtBeat: Architect Jeanne Gang"

2010 Feb 7, Chicago Tribune
"Lights, Camera, Architecture: Jeanne Gang's vibrant new media production center at Columbia College Chicago inspired by cinema"

2010 Jan 27, Chicago Journal
"Lights. Camera. Action: The Media Production Center, Columbia's first new building"

2009 Fall, CS Interiors
"Building We're Most Excited About!"

2008 March/April, ChicagoArchitect
"Cool and the Gang"

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